AAP Supports Health Care for Sexual Minority Youth

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Summary: The AAP believes ALL children should receive full and adequate health care.Do you feel that your LGBTQ youth is getting equal health care? Even with all the strides our nation as a whole has made in equality, there may still be a severe disparity when it comes to your child's needs. The AAP believes that ALL children, regardless of their sexual orientation, should receive full and adequate health care and that no child shall be deprived of an positive health care environment. Appropriate and supportive health care is necessary for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. In fact, supportive school and home environments have been shown to protect sexual minority youth by reducing rates of risky behaviors. Special guest, Dr. David A. Levine, shares important information for you and your LGBTQ child.