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August 2015

The Importance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health in Neurology: What’s in a Name?

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco

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JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(8):855-856. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.0226

Health care disparities in neurological conditions have become increasingly apparent during the past decade, principally focusing on racial and ethnic disparities. However, disparities involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community continue to be understudied in medicine, including neurology. Although the significance of an LGBT identity frequently goes unrecognized in neurological care, this community faces unique challenges and potential disparities that are vital for neurologists to understand to provide thorough and culturally competent care.