LGBTQ2S+ healthcare is lacking in rural and remote communities—but simple training courses for practitioners can help to fill the gap
Samuel Desrosiers met their family physician at the age of three.
“My sisters, my mother and everyone in my family sees him—he’s really the village doctor,” says the 26-year-old from Matane, Quebec, a Gaspé Peninsula town with a population of about 14,000.
From fallen baby teeth and countless growth spurts to coming out in their early teenage years, Desrosiers’ doctor witnessed it all.
But despite openly identifying themself as gay to their general provider (GP) and professionals at other clinics in the rural region, Desrosiers’ queerness went largely unaddressed in their doctor’s office.
This article was written by Laurence Brisson Dubreuil and originally posted on Xtramagazine. Please click HERE to read the full article.