Australia

Doctors call for end to LGBTIQ+ health discrimination, gay ‘conversion’ practices

Prospective medical students should be required to have health knowledge of LGBTIQ+ patients as a graduate outcome, Australia’s doctors’ union says, while also calling on jurisdictions lagging on banning gay ‘conversion’ practices to act.

The Australian Medical Association has released a new position statement calling for an end to discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people in the healthcare system, including patients and health care workers.

The AMA also wants all remaining state and territory governments to ban coercive ‘conversion’ practices, with only Victoria, the ACT and Queensland having legislation in place.

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