Health Professionals - LBQ Women's Health Education

Welcome to the DocLIST Health Professionals page.  This page provides links to a range of journal articles, research reports and other resources relating to LGBTIQ health for health professionals in Australia.

There are 9 topic areas to explore.  To notify the DocLIST team regarding any issues with the resources or links on this page or to recommend additional educational material for this page please contact us at

LBQ Women’s Health

Lesbian Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health: A Guide for GPs

Author: Ruth McNair

Medicine Today Volume 20 No. 4 April 2019

Disclosure for same sex attracted women enhancing the quality of the patient-doctor relationship in general practice

Authors: Ruth McNair, Kelsey Hegarty, Angela Taft

Australian Journal of General Practice Volume 44, No.8, August 2015

Guide to Sensitive Care for Lesbian Gay and Bisexual People Attending General Practice

Author: Ruth McNair

This guide has been designed to assist GPs, practice nurses and practice staff to be inclusive of and sensitive to lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people.

Medical care of sexual minority women

Author: Nina M. CarrollUp

To Date article (accessible with UpToDate subscription)

O&G Magazine Volume 20 Number 4 ‘LGBTIQA’

includes numerous useful articles on cervical screening, fertility options, intersex people, gender dysphoria

LGBTIQ Cultural Awareness

LGBTI Cultural Awareness Training and Accreditation

Rainbow Health Victoria offer a range of training and professional development options for individuals and organisations aimed at improving the quality of services they provide to LGBTI people.

The Rainbow Tick

The Rainbow Tick is a quality framework that helps organisations demonstrate that they are safe, inclusive and affirming services and employers for the LGBTI community. It is made up of six standards designed to build lasting LGBTI inclusion. Organisations that receive The Rainbow Tick will have the opportunity to be listed in a national register of LGBTI accredited organisations.

LGBTIQ Young People’s health

Writing Themselves In 3 Report

The third national study on the sexual health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people

Families Like Mine: A Guide to Support Families and Parents of LGBTGD Young People 2013

Developed by Beyondblue, this multimedia guide aims to support parents & families to reduce discrimination and promote an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender-diverse and questioning young people, which is protective of mental health and reduces the risk of suicide

Beyond Awkward: Talking with Young People with Mental Health Issues about their Sexuality, Gender Identity, Sexual Safety, Sexual Activity

produced for clinicians by Orygen Youth Health

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other sexual minoritized youth: Epidemiology and health concerns

Authors: Michelle Forcier and Johanna Olson-Kennedy

Up To Date article (accessible with UpToDate subscription)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other sexual minoritized youth: Primary care

Authors: Michelle Forcier and Johanna Olson-Kennedy

Up To Date article (accessible with UpToDate subscription)

LBQ Women’s Sexual Health

Report of the Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey 2006 - 2016

Authors: Julie Mooney-Somers, Rachel M. Deacon, Christiane Kilnner, Juliet Richters, Nicolas Parkhill

LGBTQIA gynaecological screening

Author: Kimberley Ivory

O&G Magazine Volume 20 No. 4 Summer 2018

Sexual diversity in patients -The importance of being nonjudgemental

Author: DJ Williams

Australian Journal of General Practice Volume 41, No.10, October 2012

LGBTIQ Mental Health

A Closer Look at Private Lives 2 Report 2015

Authors: William Leonard, Anthony Lyons, Emily Bariola

A Closer Look at Private Lives 2 - addressing the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Australians is a companion report to the second Private Lives report

MindOUT! Webinars

This exciting and innovative series of webinars that critically engages with topics relevant to understanding mental health and suicide prevention for LGBTI people.

In each webinar, the presenter will speak for 40 minutes on a topic pertinent to LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention, followed by a Q&A session.

Practice Wisdom: Working therapeutically with LGBTI clients

A manual drawing on the consulting room experience of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors working with LGBTI clients, published by LGBTI Health Alliance in 2014

Family Violence in LGBTIQ Families and Communities

Intimate Partner Violence and LGBTIQ People: Raising Awareness in General Practice

Philomena Horsely, Batool Moussa, Jane Fisher, Susan Rees

Medicine Today Volume 17 No. 11 November 2016

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Primary Prevention of Family Violence Against People From LGBTI Communities

This research project was commissioned by the Victorian government in response to needs identified by the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Recognising the significant gaps in research and knowledge with respect to family violence against people from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, and intersex (LGBTI) communities, this research specifically focuses on the prevention of family violence against LGBTI people.

Say It Out Loud

An excellent resource for LGBTIQ people experiencing family violence (NSW-based)

Sexual Violence and GLBTI Communities Fact Sheet

This resource sheet was published by the Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault in 2012

Queer Without Fear

Domestic and Family Violence in LGBT Relationships Booklet 2013

Alcohol and Other Drug Use in LGBTIQ People

Working with LGTBTI people: Alcohol and Drugs

Fact sheet published by LGBTI Health Alliance in 2016

The Alice Study: Alcohol and Lesbian/Bisexual Women: Insights into Culture and Emotions 2014

Chief Investigator: Ruth McNair

LGBTIQ people from Multicultural

Supporting Same Sex Attracted and Gender Diverse Young People of Multicultural and Multifaith Backgrounds Report 2016

This Victorian research project involved conducting a case study analysis of the needs of SSAGD (same-sex attracted and gender diverse) young people of multicultural and multifaith (MCMF) backgrounds.

Support Service Engagement by LGBTIQ+ Muslims

A research project aimed at improving understanding of the unique service needs and delivery requirements for vulnerable members of the Muslim LGBTIQ+ community 2018

Something for Them Report 2016

Something for them: Meeting the support needs of same sex attracted, sex and gender diverse (SSASGD) young people who are recently arrived, refugees or asylum seekers.

This report aims to better understand and address the unique experiences and needs of same sex attracted, sex and gender diverse (SSASGD) young people who are recently arrived, refugees or seeking asylum in Australia.

Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse people

DocLIST focuses on health care and information for lesbian bisexual same sex attracted and queer women. Some lesbian bisexual same sex attracted and queer women are transgender or gender diverse. Many health Professionals listed on DocLIST have particular expertise in providing health care for transgender and gender diverse people. In a recent survey, several health professionals listed on DocLIST expressed an interest in learning more about providing health care to transgender and gender diverse people. For these reasons the DocLIST team are pleased to include this section on resources about health care for transgender and gender diverse people.

From Blues to Rainbows Report 2014

This study of 189 young people, aged 14 - 25 aims to redress the absence of positive, resilience focused research for gender diverse and transgender young people

Transgender and Gender Diverse patients: Providing Wholistic Care in General Practice

Authors: Eugene Priscott, Ian Anderson, Suzanne Habib

Medicine Today Volume 20 No. 3 March 2019

Trans GP Module

This module - the first in Australia - is designed for general practitioners, practice nurses and medical students to become familiar with and sensitive to the diverse terminology, experiences, health issues, standards, and referral pathways with respect to trans, gender diverse, and non-binary (TGDNB) clients.

Tips for Providing Paps to Trans Men

This twelve point checklist is designed for health practitioners when providing a cervical screening or diagnostic test for a trans man patient. Published in Canada 2010