Being healthy is about being a whole person. You’re an important part of your healthcare team.
For many people, it isn’t easy to talk about sexuality, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
There are many benefits to talking with your healthcare providers. Sharing information helps make sure you get the right care.
Any information you share is kept confidential.
AHS welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
Sharing your experiences gives healthcare providers a chance to:
If the topic doesn’t come up, think about saying: “We haven’t talked about my sexuality and it’s important. Is there any information you need to know?”
It's important for everyone to talk about:
Everyone can talk with their healthcare provider about their risks for cancer and other diseases. If you have the part, it might need to be tested. For example, if you have:
LGBTQ2S+/Sexual and Gender Diversity, Alberta Health Services
Sexual and Reproductive Health, Alberta Health Services
Screening for Life
For 24/7 nurse advice or general health information, call Health Link at 811.
Current as of: May 5, 2022
Author: Diversity and Inclusion, Alberta Health Services
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