July 22, 2016 at 10:51 am EDT | by Staff reports
Walgreens to distribute LGBT health guide
(Photo via Kelly at Wikimedia Commons)

(Photo via Kelly at Wikimedia Commons)

LONDON — A new LGBT resource guide on how to treat LGBT customers is being distributed at Walgreens stores, the largest drugstore chain in the U.S., Gay Star News reports. About 70,000 copies of the booklet, produced in partnership with Human Rights Campaign, are being distributed.

The guide contains information on LGBT terminology and identities and the health disparities experienced by LGBT people.

There are also section related to transition services and hormone therapy for trans people, HIV medication and PrEP. There is also advice on creating an inclusive and welcoming pharmacy environment.

LGBT people are 68 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes; and are 2.5 times more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, HRC reports.

“With almost 8,200 drugstores nationwide, touching the lives of eight million customers daily in stores and online, we have a tremendous opportunity to serve as a model of quality and individualized care for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities,” said Richard Ashworth, president of Pharmacy and Retail Operations for Walgreens, according to Gay Star News.

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