HEalth Resources for the LGBTQ2S+ Community
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, or two-spirited (LGBTQ2S+) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country.
Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.
Includes education and information regarding sexual health and pregnancy prevention options. A full range of contraceptives are available. Many options are available same day and without an exam.
Available for free and without seeing a provider.
STI & HIV Testing
Screening for sexually transmitted infections including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. See our Sexual Health page for more STI Clinic information.
Sometimes called the “morning after pill,” available within three days (or 72 hours) after unprotected intercourse and can greatly reduce the chance of a pregnancy.
Pregnancy Testing & Information Pap Test
A Pap Test(smear), for females over 21 years of age.
For females starting at 25 years of age.
Preconception Health Services
Screening and information to support individuals’ goals about becoming pregnant and reducing pregnancy-related health risks such as low birth weight, premature birth, and infant mortality.
Finding an LGBTQ+ -Friendly Doctor or Nurse
People who identify as LGBTQ+ need sexual health care. Some people who identify as LGBTQ+ need to think about preventing pregnancy, and all need to think about preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
You deserve to have a doctor or nurse that is LGBTQ+ friendly.
Finding a health care provider you trust and feel comfortable talking to is very important. They should listen to your concerns, take the time to explain things clearly, and not judge. Here are a couple ways to find an LGBTQ+-friendly provider:
Ask LGBTQ+ family members or friends for a recommendation.
Search the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s (GLMA) Provider Directory.
Tips to Make the Conversation Easier
Be prepared to answer personal questions.
You may be asked about what kind of sex you have, if you have multiple partners, and whether you use protection.
Write down and bring a list of your own questions. It can be easy to forget what you wanted to talk about and having a list can help you remember.
Start the visit with your questions.
If you’re a trans man, you may still be able to get pregnant, even if you’re taking testosterone. Ask about birth control options if you have a vagina and are having sex with people who make sperm.
If you’re a trans woman who takes hormones, you may still have enough sperm to cause pregnancy. Talk with your provider about birth control if you want to prevent pregnancy.