• LGBTQ+ Patient Care

    Marginalized groups, including the LGBTQ+ population, are often more susceptible to health disparities, putting them at higher risk for disease and death.

    Family physicians are increasingly called upon to provide compassionate and individualized care to this diverse community. The LGBTQ+ Patient Care course is designed to help family physicians improve awareness of critical issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community and provide better health care for these patients.

    Topics include:

    • General and preventive care
    • Peripartum care
    • Health inequalities for LGBTQ+ youth (including patient engagement)
    • Trauma-informed care
    • HIV prevention utilizing telemedicine

    Approved for up to 6.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. CME credit approved through October 17, 2023.


    AAFP Member: $79.95
    Student or Resident: $59.95
    Other Health Care Professional: $79.95
    Nonmember: $105.95
    LGBTQ+ Patient Care



    6 presentations, 60+ minutes each

    Estimated time required to complete this self-study activity: 6 1/2 hours.

    Note: Access to online content ends on October 17, 2023

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the activity, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the health issues that disproportionally impact LGBTQ+ patients across various stages of life.
    • Identify strategies to reduce health disparities among this population.
    • Develop a plan to provide a welcoming and supportive practice setting.
    • Provide culturally competent medical care to patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and other gender identities and sexual orientations.  

    LGBTQ Youth: Addressing Health Inequity

    Heather Wilkie; Joseph Knoll, APRN    

    Peripartum Care in the LGBTQ Community
    Ronni Hayon, MD  

    Preventive Care for the LGBTQ Population
    David T. Walsworth, MD    

    Telemedicine for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV Prevention
    Marty S. Player, MD          

    Transgender Health Care: “A Conversation”
    David Glenn Weismiller, MD         

    Understanding Trauma Informed Care of Trafficked Women and GLBTQ Patients
    Ronald Chambers, MD

    • High-speed broadband connection required for online access.
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    The AAFP has reviewed LGBTQ+ Patient Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 6.5 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 6/30/2021 to 10/17/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Enduring Materials, Self-Study for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
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