5 Healthcare Costs Faced by the LGBTQIA+ Community

The healthcare-related complications get amplified with associated legalities as many governments still do not recognise same-sex couples or marriages in many countries.

1. Access to fertility treatment technologies, egg donors, sperm donors, surrogates, and non-discriminating healthcare professionals is challenging.

2. Access to health insurance for sexual, reproductive, and psychological illnesses is challenging. Surgical procedures like medical transitions, breast augmentation, body contouring, vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, facial feminisation, facial masculinisation, hormone therapy, hair removal, and other continual care with medicines, scans, consultations, and reviews are costly.

3. Access to psychosocial health professionals/specialists who give free or paid services at lower rates is low. Since the community members face bullying, discrimination, identity crises, depression, and gender dysphoria with a lack of support systems, ongoing therapy is a must, and most find treatment unaffordable.

4. LGBTQIA members face discrimination and do not have easy access to sexual hygiene/ wellness or performance products easily. Those from lower socioeconomic strata and those depending on sex work to earn a livelihood find it even more difficult to access such services and products at affordable prices in developing countries.

Promoting Equitable and Inclusive Care for the LGBTQIA community is one of the main goals of the PRIDE+ App.

PRIDE+ App is launching soon

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