State-level Data Show Schools Can Facilitate LGBTQ Students’ Access to Relevant Physical Health Services

A new ChildTrends demographic, in 2018, showed that half of secondary schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia facilitated students’ access to providers not on school property who have experience providing physical health services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning (LGBTQ) youth. These findings are derived from the most recently available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The brief states that school policy can and should commit to health inequity reform in order to provide health support and services to students under the LGBTQ umbrella.

Published on November 03, 2021 by Alexander Gabriel, Brandon Stratford, Heather Steed

To read the brief in full and access the map, click here.

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