Digital Health for LGBTQ+ patients
This Pride Month, Dealroom’s healthtech newsletter is diving into how healthtech startups are making health and care technology better for LGBTQ+ patients.
According to a Stonewall report on LGBTQ+ in Britain:
- One in twenty LGBTQ+ people have been pressured to access services to question or change their sexual orientation when accessing healthcare services.
- One in seven LGBTQ+ people have avoided treatment for fear of discrimination because they’re LGBTQ+.
- Rates of depression are higher among LGBTQ+ people who’ve experienced a hate crime based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Digital health startups are playing an important role to tackle these long-standing inequalities within the community, considering the diverse needs and preferences of an equally diverse population. By having more accessible healthcare and health services that are inclusive, LGBTQ+ patients will feel empower to access the help they needed without discrimination.
On Dealroom, we’ve mapped digital health startups that have a product and service to better address the health needs of LGBTQ+ people, from mental health, telemedicine to virtual care clinics 🏳️🌈.