Astuti D. A., Hidayat, A., Humaira, R. Z., Widyastari, D. A., & Sinaga, D. M. (2017). Accessibility to Media and Its Relation to Stigmatization Toward Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals: A Study among 2nd Year Midwifery Students in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Journal of Health Research, 31(4), 263-269. DOI: 10.14456/jhr.2017.33
This study is conducted on 2nd year midwifery students’ attitudes toward LGBT and their accessibility to media as media plays a crucial part in providing information related to LGBT and its surrounding issues. Stigmatization and discrimination on marginalized population which include LGBT individuals are often reported and such issues have been regarded as one of the greatest barrier in HIV/AIDS control and prevention. A descriptive analytic method and cross sectional approach, as well as attitudinal scales are used by the researchers to measure stigmatization in which the results point out that negative attitudes are at large among the respondents toward LGBT. Furthermore, their attitudes are distorted based on their role as health care providers even though their media accesses are relatively good. Nonetheless, majority of respondents agreed that LGBT should not be discriminated in the context of working place. This study should be used as an evidence-based reference, for the government and health care provider to develop programs, particularly to combat stigma and discrimination of LGBT that hinder HIV/AIDS treatments.