Issues with LQBTQIA++ health

Issues with LQBTQIA++ health

Issues with LQBTQIA++ health

What’s the problem?

There must be comprehensive and long-term remedies for the mental diseases and difficulties that LGBTQIA++ persons in India experience.

LGBTQIA++: Who are they?

  • The letters “L,” “G,” and “B” stand for sexual orientation, or the people to whom one is attracted, most frequently lesbian or homosexual people.
  • Both men and women find bisexuals attractive.
  • Anyone who identifies as a sex other than that with which they were born is considered transgender.
  • The letter Q stands for queer and questioning.
  • Queer is frequently used to identify oneself as a part of the LGBTQIA++ community, whereas Questioning is a name one may use to communicate they are investigating their identity and may not want to call themselves.
  • The “I” refers to intersex, a condition in which a person has reproductive or sexual anatomy at birth that doesn’t appear to conform to the stereotypical categories of female or male.
  • Asexual people, or those who lack sexual desire, are referred to as “A.”
  • ++ denotes inclusiveness and openness.

Why do LGBTQIA++ populations continue to be at risk for chronic mental illnesses and difficulties?

  • The Raahat Project, which has been focusing on using participatory approaches, has brought to light a number of difficulties that LGBTQIA++ populations regularly deal with in prestigious colleges.
  • mental disease causes
  • permanent discord
  • ingrained stigma
  • Discrimination Abuse
  • pressure to embrace sexual orientation and gender norms
  • Stigmatizing Internalized Homophobia’s effects
  • loneliness and worry
  • Use of drugs
  • severe discomfort and low self-esteem
  • pain and self-loathing
  • Male transphobia

What health issues are there?

  • Services for affirmative mental health are rare.
  • In India, the vast majority of psychiatrists still treat various sexual orientations and gender identities as disorders and employ “correctional therapy.”
  • The same holds true for general medical care.
  • Because of the abuse and stigma, public health care is not as popular.

How can LGBTQIA++ communities maintain their mental well-being?

  • Multistakeholder approach: There is a need for comprehensive, long-term solutions that involve all parties involved, including families, communities, educational institutions, health care providers, and mental health experts. Families are also frequently a major cause of mental health stress.
  • Building self-care skills is a crucial component for queer adolescents and young people.
  • Movement for LGBTQ Mental Health: In order to alter societal perceptions, there has to be a movement for LGBTQ Mental Health that is non-discriminatory and public-aware.
  • Community building – Improving the mental health of LGBTQIA++ individuals requires a strong sense of community.
  • Create supportive, safe, and educational environments, as well as locations where people can get access to health care and information on mental health.


Plutus IAS Daily Current Affairs Hindi med 9th July

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