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New Member Data for Member Centered Care: Pronouns, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

January-February 2023

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What are we asking? 

L.A. Care is now asking for members’ pronouns, gender identity and sexual orientation. When your patient calls  L.A. Care Member Services, agents will ask for:

  • Preferred Pronouns (he/him, she/her, and they/them, etc.)
  • Sex Assigned at Birth (Female, Male, Unknown)
  • Gender Identity (Woman, Man, Non-binary, etc.)
  • Sexual Orientation (Straight/Heterosexual, Gay or Lesbian/Homosexual, Bisexual, etc.) 

For all options, patients can also choose not to answer the questions. 

Why are we asking? 

L.A. Care values health equity. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people are sometimes not treated well in health care. This can lead to worse health outcomes. LGBTQ+ people deserve quality care. Asking for this data helps members get the best care and to feel safe and respected.

L.A. Care supports our LGBTQ+ community!