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Ensuring health equity for sexual and/or gender minority individuals

People who identify as sexual and/or gender minority individuals face unique and challenging inequities in access to health care. They experience bias, discrimination and underinsurance, which limits their access to high-quality care (including for kidney disease). These inequities must be addressed through the provision of safe and inclusive environments, improved identification of disparities and the creation of a pipeline of equity-focused leaders.

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The authors thank D. Mohottige, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, USA, for comments on this manuscript. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Salcedo-Betancourt, J.D., Farouk, S.S. & Reddy, Y.N.V. Ensuring health equity for sexual and/or gender minority individuals. Nat Rev Nephrol 18, 341–342 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41581-022-00572-1

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