Health Care

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Know the laws in your state that protect LGBT people and people living with HIV.

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Insisting on health care fairness
Insisting on
health care fairness

LGBT people and those living with HIV may face discrimination in the provision of health care services, and are especially vulnerable to breaches of confidentiality in medical settings, and to violations of their personal autonomy regarding reproductive decisions, sexual health, gender expression, transition-related care, HIV care and other matters. Through litigation, education and policy advocacy, Lambda Legal protects the rights of LGBT people seeking health care and works to ensure that medical professionals and healthcare facilities understand their responsibility to treat LGBT patients fairly.

On January 18, 2018 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of a new unit within the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) called the “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division.” Lambda Legal’s analysis shows that this will almost certainly result in the unconstitutional denial of medical care and cause potentially life-threatening harm, in particular to LGBTQ people and women.

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