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Nephrology, medical education, whatever

LGBT issues in healthcare – concise mini-course

LGBT+ 101

Helping LGBT+ patients in healthcare – an online short lesson for healthcare students.

Time: about 30 mins, including viewing video clips.


There is a perception that society’s tolerance of sexual variation has improved, and this is true – to a degree. LGBT individuals continue to report  many awkwardnesses and real obstacles when accessing health services, to a degree that is difficult for others to understand. Hearing it from those most directly affected brings it home.

A series of short video interview clips was put together by staff and students at Edinburgh University. See the foot of the page for more information, including information about re-using these materials.


Austin, a pansexual trans man, talks about experience of the healthcare system in the UK.


Kath, a queer fem, talks about her identity and her experience of the healthcare system in the UK.


Sean, a gay cisgendered man.


Amy, a lesbian woman, talks about trying to conceive a child.


Ben, a gay cisgendered man, tells how his identity has affected his treatment.


Further information

Reusing this material

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