Even though we’ve come a long way in the fight for equality, many LGBTQ+ individuals still face stigma and discrimination. Good healthcare begins with information and affirmation. The YinOva Center is committed to keeping informed about the needs of The LBGTQ+ community. Our practitioners are here to welcome every patient with warm hearts and open minds and to embrace individuals and family structures of all kinds. Although we recognize that human beings can all experience similar ailments, we think it’s important to be fluent and comfortable with disparities in health that are prevalent within the LGBTQ+ community. Some of these disparities within the LGBTQ community include:
1). Higher rates of substance abuse and smoking
2). Higher rates of depression and anxiety
3). Lower rates of mammography and pap smear screening
4). Higher rates of unhealthy weight control/perception
5). Higher rates of violence victimization
All of these disparities point to a larger problem within our society of the LGBTQ+ community not having the same access to health care. We are passionate about the wellness of all people and communities so we’ve staffed our clinic with experts in LGBTQ+ health, lead by Christopher Peacock, and are continuing to develop our understanding and compassion for diverse families and individuals.
The practitioners at the YinOva Center have decades of experience using Chinese Medicine to help people live full and vibrant lives. Whether it’s fertility support for a same sex couple or trauma response to discrimination, we are here to help.