Doctors call for national curriculum standard to address health needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ patients

July 30, 2021
Doctors across Canada are calling for the implementation of a national curriculum standard that would support the health care needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ patients. Doctors such as Miranda Schreiber, a researcher at the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine, and Dr Elise Jackson emphasized the necessity of changes that would support the integration of queer and trans health skills into student assessments. Jackson explains that simple shifts such as explaining gender-inclusive language and raising awareness of queer- and trans-specific health needs are important to ensure that 2SLGBTQIA+ patients can access health care. Jackson explains that a national standard would ensure that education is not left up to those who are passionate about the subject. A petition on the topic that Shreiber helped launch has already received over 3,700 signatures. The Star (National)