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The General Medical Care for LGBT* patients

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The research project "Primary Care for LGBT* Individuals from the Perspective of LGBT* Individuals and from the Perspective of Primary Care Physicians" is seeking participants.

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International studies have shown that though lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, trans people, intersex people and queer (LGBTQIA+) patients have special needs when it comes to general medical care, they run the risk of encountering discrimination when seeking treatment from general practitioners. Because there is currently so little scholarly research on this topic in Germany, we aim to fill that gap with quantitative and qualitative research

Research Projects

General medical care of LGBT* people: Experiences, needs and perspectives - A qualitative interview study


Sebastian Melz

Anna Wittenstein

Eric Blumenauer

Malte Radde

As part of several doctoral studies, sub-studies on primary healthcare for the following groups of people will be conducted:

Transgender individuals
Lesbian women
Gay men
Bisexual individuals

We are looking for participants over the age of 18 for interviews in the Berlin-Brandenburg area. In qualitative interviews lasting approximately one hour, questions about experiences, desires, and needs in primary healthcare practice will be answered. The one-time interview will be conducted at a mutually agreed location, such as the Institute of General Medicine in Berlin or at your home. Interviews will be conducted starting from August 2022. Appointments can be individually arranged.

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By participating, you will help us improve the quality of healthcare for LGBT* individuals in Germany.


In conjunction with several dissertations, research on general medical care will becarried out for the following groups: trans people, lesbians, gay men, and bisexual men. We’re searching for prospective interviewees aged 18 or older in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. In the course of a one-time qualitative interview that will last approximately an hour, participants will be asked questions related to their experiences, wishes and needs regarding general medical care. The interviews will be carried out at mutually decided on locations such as the Institute of General Practice in Berlin, or at participants’ homes. The interviews will begin in August 2022, and appointments can be booked on an individual basis. Please fill out this form:

We will reach out to you as soon as possible! With your participation you’re not only aiding us in our research, you’re also helping improve the quality of medical care for LGBT* people in Germany.


"Monkeypox - Vaccine Readiness and Experiences with Vaccination and Treatment"

Contact person:

Philip Oeser,


The cooperation partner is the Counseling Center for Sexual Health at the Public Health Office Berlin-Mitte.

From August 13th to 31st, 2022, we conducted an online survey on monkeypox (Mpox). The aim of our study was to assess both the interest and willingness to vaccinate, as well as risk factors and personal experiences with vaccination and treatment. In November 2022, we were able to publish initial results on risk factors for monkeypox infection in the German Medical Journal. Further publications are planned for 2023.


The situation of people in Germany during the Corona pandemic

The current Corona (Covid-19) pandemic is leading to significant restrictions in everyday life, which can be burdensome for many people. The aim of this study is to assess the current situation and well-being of people in Germany during the Corona pandemic. This will enable better support in coping with the social restrictions. A focus of the study is to examine whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and asexual (LGBTIA+) individuals experience specific challenges in the current situation. However, the study explicitly targets all individuals living in Germany.

Preliminary results in the form of a policy briefing were published on 04.03.2021.


Lecture: Diversity in the Care of Older People - Diversität in der Versorgung älterer Menschen

We offer this lecture specifically for students in the Bachelor of Nursing program in P 13.1.

Seminar: Home Care for LGBTI* Patients - Häusliche Versorgung von LGBTI* Patient*innen

We offer this seminar as an elective seminar for MSM students in the 10th semester in M38.