Student Health Recognizes the Unique Health Care Needs of LGBTQ+ People
UCSB Student Health recognizes that LGBTQ+ students have many of the same health concerns as their non-LGBTQ+ peers, and all staff members participate in regular diversity training and contribute to our mission that every person who comes through our doors feels welcome, comfortable, and cared for — no matter what.
While all of our care providers have an understanding of diverse sexualities and gender identities, some have a specialization in the unique healthcare needs of LGBTQ+ people because we also recognize that, in addition to the high stress of being a UCSB student, LGBTQ+ students may also be coping with additional stressors of harassment, systematic discrimination, and dysphoria, which have been shown to affect physical and mental health.
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