LGBTQ and Malnurished/Obese
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Identifying the LGBTQ Population
Persons within this population personally identify with being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning
The Q has also been thought of as standing for Queer, a term that has been reclaimed by the LGBTQ community after years of derogatory use
Other letters have been added recently by some parts of the community, but they have not been accepted everywhere
The National Health Interview Survey found that 1.6% of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7% consider themselves bisexual. Less than 3% of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual.
The majority of adults, 96.6% labeled themselves as straight in the 2013 survey.
1.1% did not answer, responded "I don't know" or said they were "something else".
Percentages in Countries who say homosexuality should be accepted by society
Religion not central to life:
Canada 80%, France 77%, and Australia 79%.
Catholic countries: Spain 86%, Italy 74%, Argentina 74%, and the Philippines 73%.
Gay: Lisp/female like tone, Fashionable, Not liking sports
Lesbian: "butch", aggressive
Bisexual: "phase", indecisive, "player"
Transgender: "confused", crossdressers
Where does this happen?
Workplace, Schools, Housing, Public Places,Health Care, Government Places
LGBTQ Discrimination and Health Care
Less likely to have insurance
56% of gay individuals and 70% of transgender individuals report some form of discrimination, harassment, or substandard care
8% of gay individuals and 27% of transgender individuals report an outright refusal of health care services
11% of gay individuals and 15% of transgender individuals reported that health professionals refused to touch them or used excessive precautions during treatment
12% of gay individuals and 20% of transgender individuals reported being blamed for their health problems
Be aware of their own negative views
Understand that you might be their only support system
Everyone has had different experiences
Know the oppression they have gone throughout history
LGBT Safe zone
Know community support groups they can get involved in
Malnutrition and Obesity
Malnutrition: "The condition that develops when the body is deprived of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function."
Obesity: "When the range of an individual's weight is greater than what is generally considered healthy for that given height."
Symptoms/Consequences of Malnutrition
Short for their age
Weakened immune system
Affect sense of sight, taste, smell
Anxiety/ changes in mood.
Gums bleed easily
Symptoms/Consequences of Obesity
Coronary heart disease
Type 2 Diabetes
Cancers (endometrial, breast, & colon)
Demographics of Maln.
Less than 5% of the United States suffers from malnutrition.
More than 30 million Americans are regularly hungry.
8.5 million are hungry on a daily basis.
Demographics of Obesity
The CDC reports that there is not a single state with less than 20% obesity.
The south has the highest prevalence of obesity, followed by the midwest.
Discrimination - Obesity
"A Socially Acceptable Injustice"
A recent study conducted by the Obesity Action Coalition, looked at multiple forms of discrimination among a sample of 2,290 adults in the United States.
For women, weight discrimination was found to be more common than racial discrimination.
For all adults, weight discrimination was more prevalent than discrimination due to ethnicity, sexual orientation, and physical disability
Stereotypes of Maln.
Vain, Confident, Controlling, Mean, Bitchy, Doesn't eat, Ambitious, Anorexic, Superficial, Conceited
Professionals should: Listen to their clients, Pay attention to what they say they eat, Become food-aware, Know the symptoms of malnutrition, Know how malnutrition can affect the body, Know how to talk to clients about different foods and their nutritional value
Some strategies include: Recognize that many people have tried to lose weight, Acknowledge the difficulty of lifestyle changes, Asking yourself: "Am I comfortable working with people of all shapes and sizes?" "Did I treat the individual or only the condition?" "Do I make assumptions based on weight?" Using these strategies can help a professional realize how sensitive they are being towards people who are obese
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