In this webinar you will listen to the results of the PARADISO project which aims to create through participatory educational and awareness raising activities for healthcare professionals – an accepting environment and equal access for LGBTQI people, while trying to fight discrimination in the healthcare sector, on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, while emphasizing the rights and needs of LGBTQI people
According to World Health Organization, LGBTQI(1) people face barriers regarding their access in health services, because of stigmatization and continuous discrimination. Often, LGBTQI people avoid using provided health services and usually they do not complete the necessary treatment for their health, as they experience stigmatizing behaviours. In addition, there are cases recorded where health professionals have denied providing services to LGBTQI people. Surveys indicate that academic and vocational training of health professionals in LGBTQI issues is so defective that very often LGBTQI people have to “train” the medical staff for their own medical care.