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April 9, 2018

Most patients comfortable with sexual orientation and gender identity questions, research finds

By Silvana De Lorenzo

Most patients comfortable with sexual orientation and gender identity questions, research finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — New Mayo Clinic research suggests up to 97 percent of patients are comfortable with their health care provider asking sexual
orientation and gender identity questions. Before this research, it was unclear if the questions – which researchers say are important to reduce health disparities among LGBTI patients – would offend patients. The findings were published today in Health Services Research.

The research received support from the Mayo Clinic Division of General Internal Medicine, the Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research, the Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

“This article originally appeared on the Mayo Clinic News Network

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