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ABSTRACT. This article reviews recent literature (e.g. Cahill and Makadon, 2013; Friedman et al., 2014; Gaither et al., 2017; Maragh-Bass et al., 2017; Martos, Wilson, and Meyer, 2017; Ruben et al., 2017; Veldhuis et al., 2017) concerning health disparities by gender and sexual orientation identity. Using data from Center for American Progress, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and One Colorado, I performed analyses and made estimates regarding access to healthcare and health insurance, the impact of societal biases on physical health and well-being, health status indicators among women and men by sexual orientation, and heightened health risks for LGBT adults.

Keywords: LGBT; healthcare; discrimination; societal stigma; mental/physical health

How to cite: McCrone, Sarah (2018). “LGBT Healthcare Disparities, Discrimination, and Societal Stigma: The Mental and Physical Health Risks Related to Sexual and/or Gender Minority Status,” American Journal of Medical Research 5(1): 91–96.

Received 12 September 2017 • Received in revised form 14 March 2018
Accepted 17 March 2018 • Available online 22 March 2018

doi:10.22381/AJMR5120189

SARAH MCCRONE
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