Mental health among sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) women: What are the issues?

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Mon, 2013-03-04 12:00

The webinar recording is now online! View the webinar here (90 minutes).

This free event was presented on March 4, 2013 by the Canadian Women’s Health Network in collaboration with Rainbow Health Ontario and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.*

  • Presented by Dr. Lori Ross, Senior Scientist in the Social and Epidemiological Research Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Moderated by Anne Rochon Ford, CWHN Executive Director

Dr. Lori Ross leads the Re:searching for LGBTQ Health Team of the Social and Epidemiological Research Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The team’s research focuses on understanding how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, Two-Spirit, and queer (LGBTQ) people experience their health, and how they access health services.

In this webinar, Ross discussed why sexual orientation and gender identity matter to women’s mental health. She described mental health disparities associated with sexual orientation and gender identity, and discussed the possible reasons for these differences.

Ross also summarized research examining the challenges that many LGBTQ women have when they attempt to access mental health care. She discussed the role that women’s organizations can play in recognizing and raising awareness about the specific health needs of LGBTQ women.

Ross responded to audience questions after the presentation.

For more information:

Asking the Right Questions 2: Talking with clients about sexual orientation and gender identity in mental health, counseling and addiction settings

Re:searching for LGBTQ Health: Community

Rainbow Health Ontario

Trans PULSE Project

Rainbow Health Ontario newsletter sign-up

Production of this event has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.

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