Lesbians

Lesbians

Why do lesbians batter? An interview with Janice Ristock

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Author: 
Helen Fallding
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BC Institute Against Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Presents an interview with Janice Ristock, speaking on violence in lesbian relationships. Argues that not all violence in lesbian and heterosexual relationships is the same.

Coming out about lesbians and breast cancer

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The Lesbians and Breast Cancer Project
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Lesbians and Breast Cancer Project
Publication Date: 
2003
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Ontario

Documents the experiences of lesbians and bisexual women with breast cancer. Discusses some of the specific psychosocial issues that shape the experiences of these women with a particular focus on gaps in care.

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Advocacy for women's health should include lesbian health

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Katherine A. O'Hanlan
Suzanne L. Dibble
Jennifer J. Hagan
Raquel Davids
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Journal of Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Larchmont, NY

States that established scientific studies are often not reflected in laws and judicial opinions for lesbians with regard to employment, taxation, pensions, disability, healthcare, immigration, military service, marriage, custody, and adoption. Finds that psychological and epidemiological research confirms that the public discriminatory attitudes and second-class legal status cause physical, emotional, and financial harm to lesbians, their families, and their children, and that some lesbians experience discrimination in healthcare and avoid routine primary healthcare. Argues that to decrease the harm, and improve the health of lesbians, medical institutions can include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policies and offer domestic partner coverage in employment benefits.

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Women who have sex with women

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Planned Parenthood Fredericton
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Fredericton, NB

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.

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Sexual orientation

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Women's Health Matters
Publication Date: 
2000
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Toronto, ON

Defines what sexual orientation is. Explores the issue of homophobia and its impact on the physical and emotional health of lesbian and bisexual women. Discusses the risks of sexually transmitted infections for women who have sex with women, and the need for safer sex practices.

Lesbian health: a guide for teens

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Center for Young Women's Health, Children's Hospital Boston
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1999-2004
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Boston, MA

Presents a guide for teens on lesbian health. Explains what a lesbian is, how you can tell if you are a lesbian, what it means to bisexual, where you can go to get more information, what you should tell your parents, where they can get information and other resources.

Lesbians face unique health care problems

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Ruth J. Simkin
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Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1991
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Ottawa, ON

Examines the health care problems that lesbians can experience, and the barriers they can face when trying to access adequate health care services.

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LEBH.S56 1991

Women lovin’ women

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Women’s Community Development Program, AIDS Committee of Toronto
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AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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Lesbians and bisexual women and substance use

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Women's Addiction Foundation
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2002
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Vancouver, BC

Looks at the issues connected to substance misuse by lesbian and bisexual women. Highlights some of the barriers to getting help and offers suggestions for overcoming these barriers.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Lesbians and HIV: focus group summary

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Janet Rowe
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AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Assesses the information needs of lesbians engaged in high risk activities, and evaluates ACT's existing safer sex brochure for lesbians.

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