Dr. Lori Ross leads the Re:searching for LGBTQ Health Team of the Social and Epidemiological Research Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The team’s research focuses on understanding how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, Two-Spirit, and queer (LGBTQ) people experience their health, and how they access health services.
In this webinar, Ross discussed why sexual orientation and gender identity matter to women’s mental health. She described mental health disparities associated with sexual orientation and gender identity, and discussed the possible reasons for these differences. In addition, Ross also summarized research examining the challenges that many LGBTQ women have when they attempt to access mental health care. She discussed the role that women’s organizations can play in recognizing and raising awareness about the specific health needs of LGBTQ women.
Ross responded to audience questions after the presentation.