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Access to Healthcare Services by Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) People in Harare Urban, Zimbabwe

Publication Date Jun 17, 2022

Abstract

This study sought to understand the challenges faced by LGBTI populations in accessing healthcare services in Zimbabwe. The study was qualitative while data were collected using key informant interviews. Research participants were drawn from the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, Population Services Zimbabwe, National AIDS Council, and Wilkins hospital in Harare urban. The findings of the study indicated that the LGBTI population faces a number of challenges in accessing healthcare. These include stigma, discrimination, criminalization, and lack of knowledge on how to meet their health needs by the healthcare providers. The study concludes that the healthcare providers should provide a conducive environment where LGBTI populations are free and to discuss and disclose their statuses.

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National AIDS Council Accessing Healthcare Services Key Informant Interviews Healthcare Providers Research Participants Healthcare Services Intersex People Bisexual People Transgender People AIDS Council

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