Lesbian health: current assessment and directions for the future
National Academy Press, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 234 pages
This book takes a frank look at the political pressures, community attitudes, and professional concerns uniquely affecting the study of lesbian health issues, including: How do we define who is lesbian? Are there unique health issues for lesbians? Are lesbians at higher or lower risk for such health problems as AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, breast cancer, mental disorders, and substance abuse? How does homophobia affect lesbian health and the funding of research on lesbian health? How do lesbian health needs fit into the health care system and the larger society? What risk and protective factors shape the physical and mental health of lesbians?
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LESBIAN HEALTH STATUS AND HEALTH RISKS
METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES IN CONDUCTING
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