12.1. Sexuality and Gender in Healthcare

First, briefly describe the difference between gender and sexuality and why it is important to not make assumptions regarding either. Next, choose a group of individuals that belong to the LGBTQIA+ population (for example, transgender males). Discuss how this group experiences barriers to care as it relates to their gender and/or sexuality. Use at least six scholarly sources to support your description of how the relationship and/or assessment may be affected.

In 3 or more paragraphs, include 3 or more strategies that you plan to incorporate into your practice in order to minimize the barriers to care discussed.