LGBTQ Sexual Health

LGBTQ Sexual and Reproductive Health

Talking to your provider about topics like your sexual health when you are LGBT isn’t easy; however, there are many benefits to discussing your sexual function and behaviors with a provider.

Each person’s needs will be different, but some of the sexual health issues it may be important to discuss include:

  • Screening for STDs and HIV
  • Getting vaccinated for HPV and Hepatitis A and B
  • Considering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Using condoms or other barrier methods
  • Safer sex education and counseling
  • Problems with sexual function or satisfaction
  • Plans to adopt or conceive children

All LGBTQ people should feel comfortable talking to providers about family life issues such as partner abuse (feeling safe at home) and living wills.