Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and other sexual and gender minorities
Term List :
Becoming familiar with terms used by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQIA+) can help you provide patients with the highest quality care. In this glossary, you will find terms relevant to the health care and identities of LGBTQIA+ people.
A few things to keep in mind: 1) Definitions vary across communities; not all of your patients will agree with all of these definitions, so defer to the terms your patients use to describe themselves; 2) There are many terms not included on this list; we tried to keep the list as concise and relevant to health care providers as possible; 3) Terms and definitions change frequently; we will try to update this list to keep up with changing language
This list is from https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/
Describes a person who embodies both a masculine and a feminine spirit. This is a culture-specific term used among some Native American, American Indian, and First Nations people.
The process of hiding one’s penis and testes with tape, tight shorts, or specially designed undergarments
An organizational structure and treatment framework that centers on understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.
A term used sometimes in the medical literature or by some transgender people to describe people who have gone through the process of medical gender affirmation treatments (i.e., gender-affirming hormones and surgeries).
Discrimination towards, fear, marginalization, and hatred of transgender people or those perceived as transgender. Individuals, communities, policies, and institutions can be transphobic
Describes a person who was assigned female sex at birth and identifies with masculinity to a greater extent than with femininity
Trans woman/transgender woman
A transgender person whose gender identity is girl/woman/female may use these terms to describe themselves. Some will use the term woman
Trans man/transgender man
A transgender person whose gender identity is boy/man/male may use these terms to describe themselves. Some will use the term man.
Slang term for gender-affirming chest surgery.