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Medical Schools Ignoring LGBT Health Needs

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Medical schools don’t spend enough time teaching about LGBT health, a new survey finds. On average, the schools devoted five hours in the entire curriculum to “content related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients” including topics such as sex change surgery, mental health issues, and HIV/AIDS. A full third of the schools didn’t offer any specific training “during the years students work with patients.”

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