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1/ The minority stress model developed by social psychologists and employed by public health officials explains how the extreme stress experienced by members of a stigmatized minority group can create adverse health outcomes even under normal circumstances.
2/ Not only does exterminal discrimination lead to members of minority groups internalizing the negative messages they hear, but also preconditions people to anticipate challenges to their identity in advance, placing pressure on otherwise routine social interactions.
3/ Self-quarantine isolation imposes a psychic burden that can be especially acute for trans youth. Tell us the other ways in which #CoVid19 has especially affected the #LGBTIQ community?
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1/ Poor utilisation of government health services and lack of awareness of government health insurance impose a heavy economic burden on #LGBTIQ who are already vulnerable due to the stigma around their gender identity.
2/ Gender identity disorders in the WHO classification have been re-conceptualized as gender incongruence and distinguishes between conditions that are relevant to public health and clinical psychopathology and those that merely reflect private behaviour.
3/ We also know that the LGBTIQ community is marginalised and denied basic rights. Specific needs in the form of hormone therapy and gender affirming treatment is also mostly unavailable.
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1/ Unlike sex which is biologically determined and in a way, immutable, gender is a social construct. There are components of masculinity and femininity that have “norms” in the society that we live in.
2/ This issue is further complicated by a lack of knowledge about gender health even among medical professionals, which may lead the provider to ask questions related to the transgender identity, which may be unrelated to their current care.
3/ For instance, most of the providers (about 73%) in a study (see: seeking knowledge about gender affirmative care do so as to fill a community need, and about 64% do so because of the previous contact with a trans-individual.
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