Removing the barriers to accessing care for lesbians

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The Mautner Project
The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
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Washington, D.C.

Aims to build the skills of health care providers and promote change in health care institutions through training and technical assistance, as well as define the dimensions of culture and the principles of culturally competent medical care. Discusses the diversity of the population described as lesbian or women who partner with women. Lists individual, structural and institutional factors that affect access to health care and result in barriers to screening for breast cancer and cervical cancer among lesbians.