For many of us in the LGBTQ+ community, doctor’s visits can cause more than just the average jitters. It can cause fear that we’ll be put in a situation in which we may be discriminated against and invalidated, it can cause dysphoria for some of us, and just be generally uncomfortable. Because of this, we often end up with incomplete testing or denying ourselves the care we need.
…Normalizing getting regularly tested, and actually TALKING about it within our community can help create a safe space around something so vulnerable.
We know it can be uncomfortable and scary to get tested for anything that could bring life changing results, but taking control of your own health is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself.
And your community is here to support you.
Breaking Down Barriers Around Pap
Drea and Ronnie are breaking down the barriers which have kept LGBTQ+ people from comfortably discussing the topic of wellness and self-care, including questions about and experiences with the life-saving Pap test.