J-16-04 Seeing Our Invisible Patients: The Importance of Providing Inclusive Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to LGBTQ Populations

1 CE (NCC Code 2C)

Intended Audience:

This continuing education (CE) activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of women’s health nurse practitioners (NPs), adult NPs, family NPs, certified nurse midwives (CNMs), and other healthcare providers (HCPs) who care for teenagers and women.

• CE Approval Period:Now through November 30, 2017
 Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 1 hour
 CE Approval Hours: 1.0 Contact Hour of CE Credit

Goal Statement:
Healthcare providers (HCPs) will become more competent and inclusive in caring for patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or gender-queer or non-conforming.

Needs Assessment: 
Women who identify as lesbian or bisexual (also known as sexual minority women, or SMW), as well as those who were assigned female at birth but identify as transgender, gender-queer, or gender non-conforming (TQ), represent subsets of the LGBTQ population. These groups have historically experienced discrimination and stigma in healthcare. As a result, they may be less likely than heterosexual women or cis-gender women (those whose gender identity matches the female sex they were assigned at birth) to seek sexual and reproductive healthcare. Even if they seek this type of care, they may not be properly assessed, managed, or educated if their healthcare providers (HCPs) lack the knowledge and communication skills they need to provide inclusive sexual and reproductive care to SMW and TQ patients. The author encourages HCPs to become more competent and inclusive in caring for patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or gender-queer or non-conforming.

Successful completion of the activity:
Successful completion of this activity, J-16-04, requires participants to: 

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2. Read the learning objectives, disclosures, and disclaimers on the next page.
3. Study the material in the learning activity during the approval period (now through November 2017).
4. Complete the post-test and evaluation. You must earn a score of 70% or better on the post-test to receive CE credit
5. Print out the CE certificate if successfully completed.

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J-16-04 Seeing Our Invisible Patients: The Importance of Providing Inclusive Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to LGBTQ Populations