Study: Some in LGBTQ+ community may face barriers to health care
Some people in the LGBTQ+ community are facing greater barriers when it comes to accessing adequate health care, according to a new study from the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.
It says patients in rural areas are more likely to face stigma around their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Overall, just 11% of physicians practice in rural communities.
Researchers say doctors in those areas are largely unequipped to address the issues facing members of the LGBTQ+ community, like depression and anxiety.