Resources for Patients

General Care Resources

Accord Alliance’s mission is to promote comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by differences/disorders of sex development by fostering collaboration among all stakeholders.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

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The Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Sex Development in Childhood and Handbook for Parents featured at this site have been produced by a consortium consisting mainly of: (1) clinical specialists with experience helping patients with DSDs; (2) adults with DSDs; and (3) family members (especially parents) of children with DSDs.

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GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world's largest and oldest association of LGBT healthcare professionals. GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for LGBT patients and healthcare providers.

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The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost- effective health care for LGBT people.

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Do Ask, Do Tell: Talking to your health care provider about being LGBTQ

The Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute's Mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization.

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The LGBT program provides policy recommendations, provider-education programs, and clinical services to support personalized, pro-active, patient-driven healthcare for LGBT Veterans.

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Patient Rights Resources

The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s mission is to advance access to comprehensive Medicare coverage and quality health care for older people and people with disabilities by providing exceptional legal analysis, education, and advocacy.

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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. The Healthcare Equality Index (is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

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Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

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The LGBT program provides policy recommendations, provider-education programs, and clinical services to support personalized, pro-active, patient-driven healthcare for LGBT Veterans.

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LGBTQI+ Family Care Resources

The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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The mission of the APA LGBT Concerns Office (is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge on gender identity and sexual orientation to benefit society and improve LGBT people's lives.

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Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are LGBTQ in this country and their six million children. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBTQ.

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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. The Healthcare Equality Index (is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

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Adoption Resources
Foster Parenting Resources
Parenting Resources

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost- effective health care for LGBT people.

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Since 1974, RESOLVE New England has been the leading voice and progressive driving force connecting the New England community on the many paths to parenthood.

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Aging Resources

The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s mission is to advance access to comprehensive Medicare coverage and quality health care for older people and people with disabilities by providing exceptional legal analysis, education, and advocacy.

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Many of the issues you or your loved one may confront—such as where to turn for help, what kinds of programs can support caregivers, how to access services—do overlap with those faced by heterosexuals. LGBT caregivers and care receivers can also face some specific concerns and particular challenges. This Fact Sheet addresses a number of important concerns and frequently asked questions (FAQs) that LGBT caregivers have. It should help you navigate through changing caregiving options for seniors and locate assistance in your area.

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Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

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The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.

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Cancer Care Resources

At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention.

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Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men
Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women

CancerCare provides free, professional support services for the LGBT community affected by cancer, as well as information and additional resources.

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Here, you will find tailored information and resources to help you understand disparities in care and research for LGBT people with breast cancer, understand how diagnosis may impact your emotions, body image and sexual life, and some of the challenges you may face during treatment.

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The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by:

  • EDUCATING the LGBT community about our increased cancer risks and the importance of screening and early detection;
  • TRAINING health care providers to offer more culturally-competent, safe and welcoming care; and
  • ADVOCATING for LGBT survivors in mainstream cancer organizations, the media and research.
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The National LGBT Cancer Project provides cancer-related programs, services and research focused on LGBTQI people and other sexuality and gender diverse people and communities. The Project’s mission is to raise awareness and diminish the threat of cancer in the LGBT community, worldwide, through research, education, survivor support and advocacy.

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LGBTQI+ Youth

Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

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The SOLGBTHW of the American Academy of Pediatrics is a group of pediatricians and other health providers interested in LGBT health and wellness.

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Information for Youth and Families

The Center is an educational entity that is committed to providing teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information, educational programs, and conferences.

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Lesbian/Gay/Queer Health Guide
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: General Information
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Mental Health and Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

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The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. The FAP uses a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.

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The IMPACT Program’s mission is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

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Welcome to the Trevor Support Center, a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more! Remember, if you need immediate support or help, Trevor’s counselors are just a phone call, chat, or text away.

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Transgender Patients

The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans communities.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

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GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world's largest and oldest association of LGBT healthcare professionals. GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for LGBT patients and healthcare providers.

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10 things transgender persons should discuss with their healthcare provider
Transgender Health Resources

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. The Healthcare Equality Index (is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

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Click Here for Health Resources for Transgender Patients

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

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Click Here to View a Legal Guide for Trans People and their Advocates

As an international interdisciplinary, professional organization, WPATH furthers the understanding and treatment of gender dysphoria by professionals in medicine, psychology, law, social work, counseling, psychotherapy, family studies, sociology, anthropology, sexology, speech and voice therapy, and other related fields. WPATH publishes the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines, which articulate a professional consensus about the psychiatric, psychological, medical, and surgical management of gender dysphoria and help professionals understand the parameters within which they may offer assistance to those with these conditions.

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LGBTQI+ Men

At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

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GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world's largest and oldest association of LGBT healthcare professionals. GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for LGBT patients and healthcare providers.

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10 things gay men should discuss with their healthcare provider
10 things bisexuals should discuss with their healthcare provider

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost- effective health care for LGBT people.

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Click Here to Download the "PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM HIV THROUGH PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PrEP): What You Need to Know" Resource

The Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute's Mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization.

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Click Here for the Black AIDS Institute's Fact Sheet

LGBTQI+ Women

At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention.

American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women

The Center is an educational entity that is committed to providing teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information, educational programs, and conferences.

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Click Here for the Center for Young Women's Health Lesbian/Gay/Queer Health Guide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

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Click Here for Resources for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world's largest and oldest association of LGBT healthcare professionals. GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for LGBT patients and healthcare providers.

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10 things lesbians should discuss with their healthcare provider
10 things bisexuals should discuss with their healthcare provider

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health was established to improve the health of U.S. women by advancing and coordinating a comprehensive women's health agenda. Its mission is to provide national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education, and model programs

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If you are aware of additional LGBTQI+ clinical, research, or community resources that you would like to see on our website, please e-mail a link to the resource to:LGBTQIaffairs@yale.edu.