Perception of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People of Primary Healthcare Services (New Zealand), Stephen Neville, Mark Henrickson, Issues and Innovation in Nursing Practice (2006)

Research and Journal Articles

More women than men reported that their health care provider usually presumed that they were heterosexual; this kind of attitude among health care providers is an important factor in the selection of a provider, particularly among women. Providers need to change their assumptions and approaches to interviews of potential patients, replacing heterosexist assumptions with integrated questions about sexual identity and ensuring that all aspects of the assessment and treatment process are safe for LGBT people.