Yıl 2018, Cilt 16, Sayı 2, Sayfalar 106 - 116 2018-09-08

Rethinking LGBTI+ health through reflections on web-based research

Yeşim Yasin [1] , M. Müjde Çebi [2] , İpek Şapçı [3]

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Objective: Although 5 to 10% of the world's population is estimated to consist of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and individuals with other minority sexual orientations (LGBTI+), they still face significant challenges accessing health care. With this web-based study, we aim to present data on their health status and shed light on the difficulties that LGBTI+ populations living in Turkey face in accessing healthcare services. Method: This descriptive study was prepared as a web-based questionnaire to collect information on demographic attributes and healthcare specific challenges LGBTI+ communities experience. The questionnaire was disseminated via different social media networks. 278 LGBTI+ individuals met the eligibility criteria and were included in the study. The data was analysed using the SPSS software package. Results: The prevalence of chronic diseases, mental disorders, alcohol use, smoking and substance abuse in the survey was found to be higher than average in the LGBT+ community. Of the respondents, 67.3% stated that they did not disclose their sexual orientation and gender identity to health professionals. 25.2% of the respondents had experienced discrimination or similar unpleasant attitudes within institutions, a majority of which were state hospitals, when they disclosed their sexual orientation or gender identities. Of these attitudes, 20,9% reported direct discrimination from physicians and 92.8% of the respondents indicated the need for LGBTI-friendly health institutions. Conclusions: The findings of this research highlight the need for LGBTI+-friendly health institutions to fight against discrimination and serve as a tool for health promotion. Intensified involvement of public health professionals in these issues is needed.
LGBTİ bireyler, sağlık durumu, sağlık hizmeti, Web-tabanlı, sosyal medya
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Birincil Dil tr
Konular Sağlık Bilimleri ve Hizmetleri
Dergi Bölümü Araştırma Makalesi
Yazarlar

Yazar: Yeşim Yasin (Sorumlu Yazar)

Yazar: M. Müjde Çebi

Yazar: İpek Şapçı

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APA Yasin, Y , Çebi, M , Şapçı, İ . (2018). Rethinking LGBTI+ health through reflections on web-based research. Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi, 16 (2), 106-116. DOI: 10.20518/tjph.458350
MLA Yasin, Y , Çebi, M , Şapçı, İ . "Rethinking LGBTI+ health through reflections on web-based research". Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi 16 (2018): 106-116 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tjph/issue/39061/458350>
Chicago Yasin, Y , Çebi, M , Şapçı, İ . "Rethinking LGBTI+ health through reflections on web-based research". Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi 16 (2018): 106-116
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ISNAD Yasin, Yeşim , Çebi, M. Müjde , Şapçı, İpek . "Rethinking LGBTI+ health through reflections on web-based research". Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi 16 / 2 (Eylül 2018): 106-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.20518/tjph.458350