Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Demand for Health Services in The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender (LGBT) Group in Padang

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316282,
        author={Adila Kasni Astiena and Aulya  Rahmi and Ayulia Fardila Sari},
        title={Demand for Health Services in The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender (LGBT) Group in Padang},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={demand health services lgbt needs wants},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316282}
    }
    
  • Adila Kasni Astiena
    Aulya Rahmi
    Ayulia Fardila Sari
    Year: 2022
    Demand for Health Services in The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender (LGBT) Group in Padang
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316282
Adila Kasni Astiena1,*, Aulya Rahmi1, Ayulia Fardila Sari1
  • 1: Department of Public Health Administration and Policy, Faculty of Public Health, Andalas University
*Contact email: adila@ph.unand.ac.id

Abstract

LGBT people have a high risk of suffering from HIV-AIDS. There were 687 HIV-AIDS sufferers in Padang in 2016, 21% of them were LGBT. Only 29% of HIV-AIDS sufferers in Padang visited the public health center. This study aimed to determine the demand for health services among LGBT in Padang. The research design was qualitative and conducted in February-June 2016. There were 6 participants, who determined by purposive sampling. They are LGBT people, counselor and health worker. The results showed that the LGBT behavior was motivated by family and social environment. Most said that LGBT came when they were teenagers. They are also abusers of drugs and alcohol. The Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender were actively seeking and using health services on a regular basis. However, the opposite applies to bisexual. Great demand occurred when they were detected as suffering from certain diseases. LGBT people generally come from the lower middle-class economy. LGBT behavior requires extra care and is expensive. The economy related to demand for health services, so that it is necessary to increase the economy for LGBT. The better that they should try to get out of risky health behavior as LGBT.