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Asprius recognizes national LGBTQ health awareness week

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Aspirus is using this week to ensure health care is accessible to those that identify as LGBTQ.

According to the Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30% of LGBTQ adults don't have a health care provider. Doctors say this is because they often report bad experiences getting health care and avoid it as a result.

Dr. Chanteal Findling, a resident physician, says they're doing what they can to beat that statistic.

"They're teaching us about the lingo, they're teaching us how to ask questions," she said. "They're teaching us how, if you were to make a mistake and misgender somebody, how to approach that respectfully and correct it."

Doctor Findling encourages any members of the community who have struggled with health care in the past to try again, in order to keep themselves healthy.

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