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

Research Article

Supply of Health Services in The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Group in Padang

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316292,
        author={Adila Kasni Astiena and Sari  Andika and Sri  Siswati},
        title={Supply of 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={lgbt reproductive health service supply},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316292}
    }
    
  • Adila Kasni Astiena
    Sari Andika
    Sri Siswati
    Year: 2022
    Supply of Health Services in The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Group in Padang
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316292
Adila Kasni Astiena1,*, Sari Andika1, Sri Siswati1
  • 1: Department of Public Health Administration and Policy, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Andalas, Padang Indonesia
*Contact email: adila@ph.unand.ac.id

Abstract

LGBT need therapy from psychological and medical perspectives. Of the 1437 HIV cases in Padang in 2015, 12% of them were LGBT. This group has a high risk of transmitting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) so that the supply of health services should be well accessible. This study aimed to analyze the availability of health service supply for LGBT in Padang. Research with a qualitative was conducted in February-July 2016. Informants were determined by purposive sampling as many as six people. Data were collected by using in-depth interviews, document review and observation. The results show that the supply of health services for the LGBT has been available and incorporated into the HIV-AIDS program since 2011. The service providers consist of doctors, midwives, nurses, and health analysts who have been trained. Services in the form of counselling and health checks, namely physical and supporting examinations to detect HIV, STDs and tuberculosis. The service time, the equipment standard and the infrastructure are the same for reproductive health services. There is no particular service program for LGBT, because it has been integrated into reproductive health services. However, it is necessary to create a particular consultation room so that the LGBT feels more comfortable.