bisexual means you are attracted to people of both sexes. Lgbtq is an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. How many people in the united states are gay, lesbian, or bisexual? Women about 6 in 100 identify as bisexual, and about 2 in 100 identify as lesbian. In a 2015 survey of obgyns current knowledge and practice regarding lgbt (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) care, only one-third of respondents indicated they were comfortable caring for transgender patients. 3 in addition, only one-third indicated being knowledgeable about the steps transgender patients must take to transition to their self-identified gender, and less than half were. (6)6 department of obstetrics and gynecology, university of washington, seattle, washington. Background deficits in provider training may contribute to disparities impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming (lgb-tgnc) individuals. Background deficits in provider training may contribute to disparities impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming (lgb-tgnc) individuals. Methods we sent an anonymous online survey to randomly selected members of the american congress of obstetricians and gynecologists and stratified responses by the history of training. Abstract lesbians and bisexual women encounter barriers to health care that include concerns about confidentiality and disclosure, discriminatory attitudes and treatment, limited access to health care and health insurance, and often a limited understanding as to what their health risks may be. Health care providers should offer quality care to all women regardless of sexual orientation. this article from the to the point series prepared by the association of professors in gynecology and obstetrics (apgo) undergraduate medical education committee (umec) provides educators with strategies for inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (lgbt)-related content into the medical school curriculum. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health creating safe spaces and caring for patients with cultural humility. Dnp, fnp-bc (clinical assistant professor) pardee, michelle dnp, fnp-bc (clinical assistant professor) darling-fisher, cynthia s. Pflag kansas city offers help for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbtqia) youth, their families, and communities around the topics of sexual orientation and gender identity. Soffa soffa (significant others, family, friends, and allies) of transgender persons is a support group for those close to someone who is or feels they may be transgender or transsexual. lgbt is shorthand for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The t in lgbt stands for transgender or gender non-conforming, an umbrella term for people whose gender identity or gender expression does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth. 749 marriage and family building equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and gender nonconforming individuals. Obstetrics & gynecology august 2018 - volume 132 - issue 2 - p e82e86.