An Exploration of the Perspectives and Experiences of General Practitioners in Barbados in Relation to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Patients

Nastassia Rambarran, Pippa Grenfell
2016 International Journal of Sexual Health  
This qualitative study sought to explore the experiences and perspectives of General Practitioners (GPs) in Barbados in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients, and to inform training in this area. Ten GPs were interviewed using a semi-structured guide and interviews audio-taped, transcribed verbatim and analyzed thematically. Key themes were scant discussions on sexual health, practices and identity; varied understandings of sexual and gender identity; and the
more » ... le LGBT patient and their specific health care needs. Enhanced GP training is required to improve LGBT patient care, and will need to address societal, professional and methodological challenges to implementation.
doi:10.1080/19317611.2016.1223255 fatcat:jgrwq5qru5aqbposmndkc3fyfu