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1

What is sexual orientation?

A term used to describe what gender you are attracted to.

2

Describe the difference between gay and men who have sex with men.

Gay is an identity (as is lesbian, bisexual etc.) however, men who have sex with men is a behaviour.

3

What is the gender binary model?

There are two separate categories: men and women. They are anatomically distinct, also, men should look masculine and women delicate.

4

What is gender identity?

Someone's internal perception and experience of their gender.

5

What is gender role or expression?

The way the person lives in society and interacts with others.

6

What does it mean to be transgender?

An umbrella term for those whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from their birth sex.

7

Define the term transsexual person.

Someone who feels a consistent and overwhelming desire to transition and fulfil their life as a member of the opposite sex. Some transsexual people undergo ‘gender reassignment’ under medical supervision.

8

Why does the LGBT population experience poorer health in general?

Discrimination and marginalisation in many different areas of life, therefore:
-More anxiety/stress/depression
-Lower self esteem (less likely to use protection)
-Isolation (less support)
-Unhealthy coping mechanisms
-Poorer sexual education
-Sub-culture (lots of drugs, alcohol available)

9

What the specific health needs of the LGBT community?

-Mental health
-Substance use
-Cancer - women (due to more health related behaviours and HPV transmission)
-Cancer - men (more likely to contract anal cancer and more health related behaviours)

10

Which two STIs are more common in the men who have sex with men (MSM) category?

-HIV
-Syphilis

11

Give some examples of bad healthcare towards LGBT.

-Ignoring partners
-Betraying confidences
-Assume an identity is a disease/disorder
-Add in your own opinions/prejudices

12

What do LGBT people want from healthcare?

-Validate their identity
-Confidentiality
-Respect
-Knowledge