Gender and Sexuality
Recognizing that discrimination based on gender and sexuality stems from common roots in sexism and heterosexism, the Gender and Sexuality committee is dedicated to assuring equal access to medical care and equality within medical education. We work to establish AMSA as a leader on issues affecting the health of women, intersex and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities and support initiatives to improve policy at the institutional, local, state, and federal levels. We advocate for patients through curricular improvement, increased physician education, research and health-related resources. We support physicians-in-training by providing a safe and supportive environment, leadership development opportunities, and advocating for their rights.
Read about AMSA’s Policies on Gender and Sexuality here.
LGBTQ Premedical & Medical Student Facebook Group
A place for peers to collaborate and have a safe space to talk about certain issues they may have or questions about respective institutions, etc.
Visit our Gender and Sexuality Student Resources page to find out more about our resources contributed by AMSA student leaders including Projects in a Box, resources for creating Women’s Health and LGBT curriculum, Sexual Health White Coat cards, webinars, and more!
Visit our Gender and Sexuality Policy Page for links to organizations carrying out relevant policy work.
Pages of Interest
- Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a resource guide for the transgender population, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history, theory and more.
- LGBT Civil Liberties in America: A Fight for Freedom to Be Human – This timeline from Adam & Eve provides an informative look at the strife and prejudices LGBT individuals have encountered to bring the movement to where it stands today.
Gender & Sexuality Chair