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Table 3 Barriers to accessing health care

From: Health needs, health care seeking behaviour, and utilization of health services among lesbians, gays and bisexuals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Barriers Gays (N = 60) Lesbians (N = 16) Bisexuals (N = 17) Total N = 93
Getting money needed 21,7% 12,5% 11,8% 18,3%
Fear of being discovered 80,0% 68,8% 82,4% 78,5%
Fear of stigma and discrimination 86,7% 68,8% 82,4% 82,8%
Being ashamed/embarrassed to seek service 85,0% 81,3% 76,5% 82,8%
Lack of convenience at the health facilities 45,0% 62,5% 29,4% 45,2%
Health care professional refusal 10,0% 6,3% 5,9% 8,6%