LGBT health care symposium April 10 highlights community's unique needs

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A symposium hosted by LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine April 10 will call attention to health care issues for people who identify as LGBT. A panel, which includes doctors, an attorney and LGBT Community Center director Sebastian Rey, will touch on topics including transgender medicine, reproductive care for LGBT couples and expectations for providers.

In a city with one of the nation's highest percentages of (self-identified) LGBT folks, New Orleans organizations recently have been making strides toward community resource-building. The LGBT Community Center staged a grand reopening in February, and LGBT elder care network NOAGE kicked off a health care provider network to help both seniors and doctors work with the community. NOPD recently designated a liaison for LGBT outreach, and a heavily attended town hall highlighted policy suggestions from transgender women to New Orleans City Council members.

The health care symposium begins at 6:30 p.m. at the medical school's Medical Education Building (1901 Perdido St.). It's open to the public and free to attend.



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