LGBTQ | Pittsburgh City Paper


Roe’s reversal has health care implications for LGBTQ community

By Cassie Miller and Jason Villemez

“It’s already difficult for LGBTQ people to find health care broadly, but also abortion care specifically that is respectful and affirming, and safe and so the overturning of Roe v. Wade will make it even more difficult for LGBTQ people to get the care that they deserve."

Even before the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, finding good health care options as an LGBTQ person has been challenging due to a lack of educated medical staff and, for many, the lack of resources to utilize them, such as stable housing and income.  The most recent Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment, which was conducted by the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Public Health Management Corporation, showed that 35% of LGBTQ people believe their health care providers do not have adequate expertise to address their health needs...