It has been shown that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) patients are not able to receive the health care they need due to in part homophobia among health care providers. The aim of this study is to determine the attitudes toward LGBT people by medical school faculty members, the educators of the health care providers.
The study was designed as cross-sectional, using the Hudson-Ricketts homophobia scale and a questionnaire prepared by the researchers and conducted in two different medical schools.
A medium level of homophobia was found among the faculty of medical schools. A greater tendency to homophobia was found in men, assistant professors, those working at the university smaller in size, and those think who believe that there is no discrimination against LGBT students.
Recognizing homophobic attitudes of medical faculty and lack of LGBT health issues in the medical curriculum are problems needing resolution.