LGBT Access to Prescription Medications
By Brad Sears and Kerith J. Conron
Data from the California Health Interview Survey indicate that LGBT people are more likely to delay getting the prescription medicines they need or to go without them entirely. This is particularly true for more vulnerable parts of the LGBT population, including bisexuals, transgender people, lesbians, those with low incomes, and the elderly.
This brief provides a snapshot of Californians’ access to prescription medications among LGBTQ and cisgender and straight/heterosexual adults.