Lesbians

Lesbians

Sexual practices, risk perception and knowledge of sexually transmitted disease risk among lesbian and bisexual women

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English
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Jeanne M. Marrazzo
Patricia Coffey
Allison Bingham
Publisher: 
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Documents that many lesbian and bisexual women believe only heterosexual women are likely to become infected with a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Finds that many of these women do not take protective measures with their female partners.

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ISSN 15386341
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Includes bibliographical references.

Cultural sensitivity and research involving sexual minorities

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English
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Author: 
Greta R. Bauer
Linda D. Wayne
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Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Describes cultural barriers that can prevent members of sexual minorities from obtaining effective care. Argues that overcoming such barriers is critical both to providing direct services and to conducting the research needed to plan effective interventions.

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ISSN 15386341
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Includes bibliographical references.

Invisibility, safety and psycho-social distress among same-sex attracted women in rural South Australia

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English
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Online
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Jane Edwards
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Rural and Remote Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Australia

Examines how same-sex attracted (SSA) women experience life in rural areas of Australia and how this influences their psycho-social wellbeing.

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ISSN 14456354 (Online)

Looking queer: body image and identity in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities

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English
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Paper
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Dawn Atkins (ed.)
Publisher: 
Haworth Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Contains research, first-hand accounts, poetry, theory, and journalistic essays that address and outline the special needs of sexual minorities when dealing with eating disorders and appearance obsession.

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ISBN 156023931X
WEIP.L66 1998

Lesbian step families: an ethnography of love

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English
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Janet M. Wright
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Harrington Park Press
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Explores lesbian step families' definitions of the step parent role and how they accomplish parenting tasks, cope with homophobia, and define and interpret their experiences. Offers guidelines for counsellors and lesbian step families for creating healthy family structures and environments.

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GLBT.W75 1998
ISBN 156023928X
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The lesbian health book: caring for ourselves

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Jocelyn White
Marisa C. Martínez
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Seal Press
Publication Date: 
1997
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Seattle, WA

Explores experiences with health issues that affect lesbians.

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ISBN 1878067311
LEBH.W58 1997
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Spring 2001: With background information on the lesbian health movement and the impact of homophobia on health and health care, this book explores personal and community efforts to make health care accessible and responsive to lesbians. Personal stories provide insight into finding a health care provider, lesbian parenting, breast cancer, menopause and mental health issues.

The ultimate guide to pregnancy for lesbians: tips and techniques from conception through birth: how to stay sane and care for y

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English
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Rachel Pepper
Publisher: 
Cleis Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Concentrates on topics of special interest to lesbian families, such as choosing an anonymous donor, drafting agreements with known donors, and defining the nonbiological mother's parenting role.

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ISBN 1573440809
LEBH.P46 1999
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Silent no more: making health and social services accessible to lesbians: research report summary

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English
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Author: 
Isabelle Mimeault
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Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

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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ISBN 298064336X
LEBH.M56 2003
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available from Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes

Barriers to infectious disease care among lesbians

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English
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Author: 
Jeanne M. Marrazzo
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Counters assumptions that sex between women confers no risk for transmission of sexually transmitted infections, and argues that lesbians must receive Pap smears according to current guidelines.

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ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Coming out about lesbians and cancer

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Christina Sinding
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Summarizes and analyses results from the Lesbians and Breast Cancer Project. Looks at lesbians' experiences of cancer treatment and support services, as well as their feelings and ideas about changes in identity, body, sexuality and relationships.

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ISSN 14800039
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