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Not all information on the internet is good information. This guide offers up some resources you can trust. When seeking information on your own, be careful to consider the biases a source may have, as well as if it is outdated.
If you ever have any questions about the validity of a source, feel free to use the chat or email links on the right to ask. I'm happy to check it out for you.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Tools for Protecting Your Health Care Wishes
Most Of GLMA's work is directed towards medical professionals, but they do provide some information suitable for patients. In addition to their provider directory and "10 Things" lists for discussion with providers, which are featured on the next page of this guide, they offer this helpful toolkit for ensuring your healthcare wishes are protected.
MedlinePlus Homepage and Search
If you want to search for information on conditions, drugs, or other health topics on your own, this is a much better option for you than Google: "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free."
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health
"Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have special health concerns besides the usual ones that affect most men and women. On this page you'll find information about these specific health issues."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
This guide provides information and resources on some of the health issues and inequities affecting LGBT communities. Links to other information sources and resources are also provided. Some of this information is designed for members of the general public. Other information has been developed for health care providers, public health professionals, and public health students. This link takes you to the homepage, while the ones below are direct links to specific resources.
These pages include risk factors, recommendations for vaccines, tests, and STD prevention, and other steps you can take to protect your health:
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