What are the options if there is discrimination and harassment by medical personnel against LGBTQ+ persons?

LGBTQ+ persons may face harassment or discrimination by medical personnel like doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc. For example, some hospitals may deny  treatment for a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) because of a persons sexual orientation or gender identity, i.e, if they are a gay, bisexual, etc.

In such cases, a person can take appropriate action so that they can access healthcare in a safe and supportive environment. Read our explainer on “Complaining or Reporting Problems by LGBTQ+ persons” . A person can also take help and support from lawyers, NGOs, etc. who will guide them through any issues they may face.