Stigma stops certain patients from seeing GPs

Australian study shows gay couples in areas with large 'no' votes in the 2017 same-sex marriage survey see their doctors less

Same-sex couples from areas featuring a stronger ‘no’ vote in the 2017 marriage equality survey visit their GPs less often than their heterosexual peers, despite having greater health needs, research shows.  

Gay Australians who live in communities with ongoing stigmatisation also use more antidepressant medication and are more likely to have poorer health, the Monash University, Melbourne, study finds.