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Lesbian and Bisexual Health Concerns

Health is a Lesbian Issue. So many women's health resources are geared toward heterosexual women. These pages will provide lesbian specific health resources.
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Find a Gay or Lesbian-Friendly Therapist
For lesbians and gay men who seek counseling, finding a gay or lesbian friendly therapist is key. Here are some suggestions on how to find a gay or lesbian friendly therapist.

Interview with Jennifer Storm: Author of Blackout Girl
Jennifer Storm is the author of Blackout Girl, a memoir of addiction and recovery. Jennifer Storm talks to Lesbian Life about her road to recovery and issues of addiction in the gay and lesbian community.

Lesbian Holiday Stress and Depression
A new study says that lesbians are more stressed out and depressed than their straight counterparts during the holiday season.

Come Out to Your Doctor
How to you tell your doctor that you're gay or lesbian? Coming out to your doctor is scary, but important. Here are some tips for coming out to your doctor.

Lesbian New Year's Resolutions
Here are the top lesbian New Year's Resolutions.

Find a Lesbian-Friendly Doctor or Health Care Provider
Finding a doctor or health care provider that is gay and lesbian friendly is essential to the health of all gays and lesbians. Here's how to find a gay and lesbian friendly doctor.

Lesbian Health Question: Do I Need a Pap Test?
If you haven't been sleeping with men, do you need a pap test? Here's some health information for lesbians about pap tests and pelvic exams.

When Your Partner is a Survivor of Sexual Abuse or Incest
For partners of childhood sexual abuse or incest here are some tips to improve your relationship and to understand your partner.

Sex Abuse Trigger
What exactly is a sex abuse trigger?

Ten Things Lesbians Should Discuss with Their Doctors
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) has recommened that lesbians discuss these issues with their doctors.

Can Lesbians Get HIV or AIDS?
Are lesbians at risk of HIV or AIDS? Are bisexual women more likely to contract HIV?

Lesbian Domestic Violence Questionnaire
Lesbians, are you in an abusive relationship? Take this domestic violence questionnaire to see.

What to do if you are the victim of domestic violence
Domestic violence can strike in any relationship, whether, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual or trans. What can you do if you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence? Here are some steps to help.

Lesbian Domestic Violence: Battering in Same Sex Couples
Lesbians do experience domestic violence. This article explores the facts, myths and definitions of domestic violence in lesbian relationships. It also explains the cycle of violence in an abusive relationship.

Lesbians: Are you a Perpretator of Domestic Violence?
Lesbians, are you violent or abusive to your partner? Here are some questions to ask about lesbian domestic violence and some resources for getting help with abusive behavior.

Resources for Lesbians and GLBT Affected by Domestic Violence
Lesbians and GLBT survivors of domestic violence need a safe place where they can get help. These queer-friendly organizations can offer help and support, whether you are a victim, survivor or perpetrator of domestic violence.

Lesbian Medical Rights
If you become sick, who will have access to your bedside? If you die where will your property go? Unless you take specific legal action, all rights and property will go to your family.

Lesbians With Cancer
If you're a lesbian diagnosed with cancer, you want top quality care. You also want to be sure you and your friends or partner are treated with respect. These organizations are a good place to turn for help.

Lesbians and Breast Cancer
Are lesbians more at risk for Breast Cancer? This article offers an informative look into the subject.

Protect Your Medical Rights
Do you have plans to protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of a medical emergency? Lesbians need to take extra steps to insure that their wishes will be granted.

Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Couples
Although often ignored, domestic violence happens in same-sex couples. This site offers resources and articles for helping professionals and survivors alike.

Mautner Project
The Mautner Project offers support and resources for lesbians with cancer and their families.

Quit smoking
The American Lung Association has a free smoking cessation program online.

When Should you Tell a Partner about an STD?
When is the right time to tell a partner that you have a sexually transmitted disease?

Are Yeast Infections Sexually Transmitted?
Information about lesbians and yeast infections.

Celebrate being a Single Lesbian During the Holidays
Being a single lesbian during the holidays has it's benefits. Celebrate being single this holiday season.

Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence
A Lesbian Domestic Violence Expert discusses about same-sex intimate partner violence.

How to Tell Your Partner You have a Sexually Transmitted Disease
If you have a sexually transmitted disease like HIV, herpes or HPV it's important to tell your partner. Here's how to tell your partner you have a STD.

7 Things Happy Lesbians do Differently
How to be a happy lesbian. These are things happy lesbians do differently.

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