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ECHO: Clinical Considerations for Working with LGBTQ+ People Who Use Drugs


Published Date: 03/11/2024

CE Credit: No CE


Creating an LGBTQ+ affirming practice can reduce stigma and bias and ensure the provision of equitable and culturally sensitive care. A LGBTQ+ affirming practice can be developed by: utilizing inclusive language; gathering information about sexual orientation, sexual history and gender identity in a sensitive, routinized way; changing language used on office forms; adjusting the physical setting of the practice including, but not limited to, offering non-gendered restrooms; and more. This activity will help providers better understand what steps to take in order to build LGBTQ+ affirming practices for LGBTQ+ people who use drugs.


Eric Kutscher,MD

Eric Kutscher, MD a primary care and addiction medicine physician at Mount Sinai's Internal Medicine Associates and REACH Programs. He completed his residency in internal medicine-primary care and his fellowship in addiction medicine at NYU Langone Health/Bellevue Hospital Center, and graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in 2018. Dr. Kutscher is passionate about providing patient-centered and harm reduction focused care for underserved populations, particularly LGBTQ+ adults and individuals with substance use disorders. His research focuses on harm reduction, medical education, addiction, and sexual health. Dr. Kutscher lives with his husband and their dog in Manhattan.

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