The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, commonly referred to as LGBTQ, is rising. Studies have shown half of all respondents have experienced a healthcare provider’s refusal to provide care or touch the patient; using excessive precautions, harsh or abusive language; blamed the patient for their health status; or being physically rough or abusive.
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