AMA Position Statement on LGBTQIA+ Health: 2021


Many people who are LGBTQIA+ in Australia live happy and healthy lives. However, people who are LGBTQIA+ can experience unacceptable health inequities when compared to those who do not identify as LGBTQIA+. 

Many of these health inequities are associated with high levels of overt and implicit discrimination against these communities and populations, both socially and within institutions. Being LGBTQIA+ is normal, healthy, and representative of the diversity in human sexuality, gender identity, and sex characteristics.

This Position Statement outlines health issues experienced by people who are LGBTQIA+ in Australia, and sets out the AMA's calls for action to improve the health experiences and outcomes of these communities and individuals. 


Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain key components of the position statement.
  2. List main recommendations.
  3. Recognise changes in management in response to the position statement.


Accreditation: Self-directed

Type: Position Statement


Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 30m
MBA: 1h : 30m
Health Policy
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Psychologist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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