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Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line  
http://www.youthline.ca/index.php

Provides a confidential peer support phone line for lesbian, gay and bisexual youth in Ontario. Works with other organizations and agencies to provide a network of support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirited and transgendered youth. Phone numbers: 1-800-268-YOUTH (1-800-268-9688) across Ontario, or (416) 962-YOUTH (962-9688) in the 416/905 local calling area.

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Out in the cold: lesbian health in Northern BC  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Reveals that place, sexual orientation, personal safety and community values interact and have impact upon the health of lesbians.

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Published: 2001
What makes us healthy, what makes us sick?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Highlights recent work from the Centres of Excellence for Women's Health on the links between women's health and their social and economic circumstances.

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Published: 2001
Lesbian and bisexual women's health project: tip sheet for health care providers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/lhp-infosheetEN.pdf

Provides a list of tips and suggestions for health care providers in order to ensure they take the important steps required to help improve care for theirlesbian and bisexual women patients.

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Published: 2001
Broadening our understanding of violence against women: lesbian experience and fat-oppression  
http://www.wrib.ca/resources/Documents/Lesbian%20Experience%20and%20Fat%20Oppression.pdf

Argues that lesbophobia and fat-oppression work together to einforce violence against women of all body shapes and sizes and across the continuum of sexual orientation.

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Published: 1993
Information needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered health care professionals: results of an Internet survey  
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=314103

Examines basic facts and considred opinions from health care professionals and students about the information needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered health care professionals and their interactions with medical librarians.

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Published: 2004
Women lovin’ women  
http://www.actoronto.org

Highlights some of the issues around HIV and sexually transmitted infections that affect women who have sex with women. Lists Toronto-area information services.

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Published: 2003
Silent no more: making health and social services accessible to lesbians: research report summary  
http://rqasf.qc.ca/files/resume_lesb_anglais.pdf

Provides a summary of research looking at the barriers lesbians face when trying to access health and/or social services in Quebec. Includes a list of recommendations aimed at making health and social services accessible to all lesbians.

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Published: 2003
Women who have sex with women

Provides an overview for women who have sex with women of what HIV is and how it is spread. Gives suggestions on transmission prevention and where to get more information or help.

Busting out: breast health for lesbian & bisexual women  
http://www.sherbourne.on.ca/PDFs/BustingOut%20Illustrated.pdf

Presents a breast health brochure and poster for lesbian and bisexual women.

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Published: 2005