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Care for all
Medical residents learn skills
to identify and appropriately
address LGBTQ health concerns.
BY BRIAN BUSENBARK
he numbers present a
reminder of the challenges
LGBTQ adolescents and teens
face. According to a recent
survey conducted by The Trevor
Project, a national organization
providing crisis
intervention and
suicide prevention
services to
LGBTQ people
under the age of
25, 42% of LGBTQ
youth-including
more than half of
transgender and
nonbinary youth-seriously
considered attempting suicide in
the past year. But those risks can
be greatly diminished if even one
person in an LGBTQ youth's life
provides support for their gender
or sexual identity.
With that in mind, leaders at
Children's Hospital at Montefiore
(CHAM) in Bronx, New York, are
striving to create a more welcoming
environment for this
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WE HAVE TO SIGNAL
TO THEM THAT
THIS IS A SAFE
ENVIRONMENT.
vulnerable population. " Our goal
is not to help a patient come out if
they might not feel comfortable
coming out to their friends or
family, " says Lauren Roth, M.D.,
pediatrician. " But you might be
the only person
they trust with
this information.
That can be a heavy
weight for a pediatrician
to carry,
but it's important
for the patient to
feel safe. If they
trust you, you can
be that person they talk to about
the things they're experiencing. "
FOSTER UNDERSTANDING
CHAM's efforts focus on reducing
discrimination and improving
the health care experience for
LGBTQ youth by educating the
next generation of physicians
to properly care for this patient
population. Among the programs
underway at CHAM:

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