Considerations for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Clinical Research

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical research starts with awareness of the perceptions of different communities. Repairing and reducing mistrust within underrepresented communities means learning how to recognize the obstacles and increase sensitivity for inclusion.

This Report:

  • Shares healthcare experiences of individuals in the LGTBQ+ community, as well as relationships and interactions with healthcare providers
  • An assessment of awareness of clinical research and drivers for participation and retention, as well as highlights and lowlights of past trial experiences
  • Identifies ways to raise awareness among and better engage the LGBTQ+ community in clinical research

About the Report:

CISCRP and Teckro partnered to organize and facilitate a virtual advisory meeting among LGBTQ+ patients and community members. The purpose of this initiative was primarily to help inform clinical study staff and industry on considerations and best practices when engaging with the LGTBQ+ community, ultimately optimizing clinical trial experiences in the future. This article was originally written and published by Teckro, available here.

Additional Resources:

Read Broadening the Lens of Diversity for More Inclusion in Clinical Research | Written by Malia Lewin, Teckro

Read Improving LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Ovarian Cancer Care | Written by Clara MacKay, World Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Download CISCRP’s infographic: Healthcare Provider Best Practices to Improve Experiences for LGBTQ+ Patients

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