Human Services Needs Assessment Report

Research suggests that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. The LGBT cannot access public health services because of lack of adequate insurance systems compared to the heterosexuals. In the matter of health care services, they lack competent providers who are adequately trained and equipped to deliver health services. Also, the LGBT are geographically isolated as the ones living in the rural areas do not get the same health care as the one living in major cities. The discrimination of the LGBT has caused a lot of mental and psychiatric disorders like suicide, substance abuse, homophobia, and transphobia.LGBT individuals experience a lot of violent behavior and ill-treatment. This has long-lasting effects on the individual and the community at large. The personal, relations and communal recognition of sexual difference and gender identity have an effect on the mental health and personal well-being of LGBT individuals. It is important to assess the health of the LGTB so as to reduce the rate of transmission of sexually related diseases and human immunodeficiency virus-HIV among others. It also helps to increase LGTB individual mental and physical well being. We can also add that it would help reduce the cost of healthcare to the LGBT people as the matters to do with insurance covers will be improved According to NYC Community Health Survey information, 28.3% of lesbian and gay populace in the illustration did not have the main care provider, compared to 17.4% of heterosexual people. It also helps the LGBT access health facilities because some of them like the lesbians complained of not being able to perform mammograms. It also betters the healthy relationship between the heterosexual and homosexual as more issues concerning LGBT awareness, and conditions will be solved. This is by allowing medical student access more LGTB patients to create a culturally competent care.