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Teaching about sexual minorities: an Iowa experience

Authors: Veronika E.B. Kolder (University of Iowa) , Nashae Y Julian (University of Iowa)

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Despite greater social acceptance of sexual minorities and growing national support for equal medical care, disparities in healthcare access persist. Medical school curricula allot limited time to sexuality education and students’ perceptions. Combining the topics of sexual response and sexual minority healthcare may perpetuate the misconception that lesbianism and transgender identity are deviations from normal sexual functioning. We comment on teaching about sexual minority healthcare at our medical school and argue for a review of medical educator preparation and existing curricula.

Keywords: Attitude of health personnel, health knowledge, attitude, practice, minority groups, homosexuality, teaching, Iowa

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Kolder, V. E. & Julian, N. Y., (2010) “Teaching about sexual minorities: an Iowa experience”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1(1), 1-5. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1009

Rights: Copyright © Veronika E. B. Kolder, Nashae Y. Julian, 2010.

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Published on
01 Apr 2010
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