Mexico formulates “code of conduct” to mitigate discrimination based on SOGI

Mexico’s Ministry of Health recently established specific guidelines for all health care providers across the country to ensure respectable and equitable treatment of the LGBTI community. The code of conduct is the product of a broad participatory process that incorporated government health structures as well as representatives of civil society and the LGBTI community. The code of conduct mandates a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination in health centers and for the promotion of LGBTI-focused sexual and reproductive health campaigns. It also provides training programs for health care providers in public health facilities in order for them to provide respectful and anti-discriminatory treatment to LGBTI patients.