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The SUS app now accepts data related to race and social name.

The SUS app now accepts data related to race and social name.

Starting Monday (8), users can declare information about race/color and social name in the app. My Digital SUSAccording to the Ministry of Health, it is also possible to enter information about sexual orientation and gender identity in the registration form at the Basic Health Units (UBSs).

This procedure, according to the Ministry, ensures the integration of all the information edited and self-declared into the National Registry of SUS Users (CadSUS). “Thus, the information declared in the application will be reflected in the systems of the basic health units throughout the country.”

The ministry stressed in a memorandum that the proposal aims to ensure the integrity of the information provided through the Unified Health System (SUS) and improve the mapping of health conditions for different segments of society, in addition to enabling specific public policies.

In-app

Upon accessing the application, the user will be invited to respond to the self-declaration in the Race/Color field, which must be filled in mandatorily. To edit the field or update the name and social address, you must access the My Profile tab. The user will be directed to the self-declaration record in three areas, where you can correct or add new information to the profile.

To carry out self-declaration, you must have an account with a gold or silver seal of reliability on the Gov.br portal. If the account is of the bronze level, the application will provide instructions on how to increase the level of security.

At UBS

At UBS, the sexual orientation and gender identity fields on the registration form are mandatory questions, asked by professionals during care, “in relation to the autonomy of users, who can choose whether or not to answer them,” according to the ministry.

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With the new update, you can choose from seven sexual orientations: heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual and others, as well as seven gender identities: cisgender man, cisgender woman, transgender man, transgender woman, transvestite, non-binary and others.