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The General Medical Care for LGBT* patients

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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

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

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.



Sebastian Melz, sebastian.melz(at)

Anna Wittenstein, anna.wittenstein(at)