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Health Disparities & The Minority Stress Model

The SARS-COV-2 pandemic most likely has disproportionately affected the SGM community; sexual orientation and gender identity data, however, were not considered in reporting prevalence or outcomes.

One study documented that coincident with the pandemic, there is increased depression and anxiety within the SGM community in persons who did not have preexisting anxiety or depression.

Family Planning

A recent study evaluated pregnancy termination for transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive people and found that the majority preferred medication abortion due to their belief that it was the least invasive, although the majority of the respondents had undergone a surgical abortion.

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