Lesbians

Lesbians

Removing the barriers to accessing care for lesbians

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The Mautner Project
Publisher: 
The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
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.

Invoking community: rethinking the health of lesbian and bisexual women

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English
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Paper
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Natasha Bailey
Maria Gurevish
Cynthia Mathieson
Publisher: 
Feminist Voices/voix féministes
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the meaning of community and its importance in lesbian and bisexual women's lives including its relationship to their health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
GLBT.B35 2000
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<p>Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Winter 2001: Lesbian and bisexual women reveal the importance of community in their lives and its relationship to their health. The community serves multiple functions, providing emotional and tangible resources for women and a sense of belonging in an isolating, heterosexist society. At the same time, sexual health can suffer when a community imposes expected rules for behavior. Finding a place in community carries implications for health in its broadest sense.</p>

Lesbian health: current assessment and directions for the future

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English
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Andrea L. Solarz
Insitute of Medicine Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities
Publisher: 
National Academy Press
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Examines the current knowledge on lesbian health. Provides a thorough investigation of political pressures, community attitudes, and professional concerns in lesbian health.

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ISBN 0309065674
LEBH.L47 1999
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Summer 2000: This book is the report of the Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities from the Institute of Medicine, a federally funded research initiative. It offers an examination of the current wisdom on lesbian health and a thorough investigation of political pressures, community attitudes, and professional concerns. It also looks at ways in which knowledge regarding lesbians could be transferred to other minorities and to the larger population of women.

Abuse in lesbian relationships: information and resources

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English
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Author: 
Laurie Chesley
Donna MacAulay
Janice Ristock
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Focuses on the issue of abuse in lesbian relationships. Provides preliminary guidelines and concrete steps for responding to incidents of lesbian abuse. Discusses the diversity of issues involved and the need for resources to address these concerns.

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ISBN 066227598X
VIOL.C45 1998
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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Lesbian health guidelines

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English
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Victoria Davis
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Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Addresses the barriers that lesbian patients face when accessing medical care. Provides information to aid in understanding lesbian culture and lifestyle.

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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Caring for lesbian health: a resource for health care providers, policy makers and planners

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English
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Maria Hudspith
Publisher: 
BC Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Victoria, BC

Provides an overview of health issues that affect lesbians and how homophobia in health care influences lesbian experiences with the medical system.

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ISBN 0772640262
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<p>Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Spring 2000: Lesbians often face discrimination that prevents access to quality health services. Caring for Lesbian Health is aimed at health care providers, policy makers and planners to increase awareness of the importance of lesbian health and what can be done to ensure that quality care is available.</p>

How to choose a care provider: a guide for choosing doctors and counsellors for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered pers

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Donna Huen
Jeremy Buchner
Publisher: 
Winnipeg Gay/Lesbian Resource Centre
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides guidance for choosing a medical or counselling care provider, intended for use by gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered and two-spirited individuals.

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LGBT.H84 1999
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<p>Review, Network Spring 2000: How to Choose a Care Provider is a straight-forward guide for choosing a doctor and/or counsellor written for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered persons and people living with AIDS. It includes helpful tips on how to evaluate your experience and what things to be aware of, such as ensuring confidentiality, in the hopes of enabling people to find non-homophobic, non-AIDSphobic care providers.</p>

Gay and lesbian legal issues and HIV/AIDS: final report

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English
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John Fisher
Ralf Jürgens
Anne Vassal
Robert Hughes
Publisher: 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Canadian AIDS Society
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews how, historically, gay men and lesbians have suffered persistent patterns of discrimination and persecution, and how the advent of HIV and AIDS has intensified and extended discrimination against them. Provides a detailed analysis of how, in 1998, Canadian law treats gay men and lesbians, as well as some examples of discrimination in two other areas, behavioural research and health and social services. Assesses the impact of stigma and discrimination in the context of HIV/AIDS.

ISBN/ISSN: 
GLBT.F57 1998
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-identified (LGBT) Family Coalition

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Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Advocacy
Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

Advocates for the legal and social recognition of LGBT families.  A bilingual group of LGBT parents and future parents exchanging information, sharing resources and having fun together with our children.
The LGBT Family Coalition works for the legal and social recognition of LGBT families in collaboration with government bodies and the media. We work to increase the visibility of our families and to raise public awareness of the reality of LGBT families. The LGBT Family Coalition creates new resources that can be used in primary and secondary schools, daycares, doctors’ offices, community organizations or social services to sensitize the public about our families and the diversity of our family structures.
Founded in 1998, the LGBT Family Coalition is the result of the merger of two highly successful non-profit community organizations: The Lesbian Mothers Association of Quebec and the Papa-Daddy Group

Primary Telephone: 
514-846-1543 (Montreal)
Secondary Telephone: 
418-523-5572 (Québec)
Email Address: 
info@familleshomoparentales.org
City: 
Montréal
Province: 
Québec

Papalooza: the smear campaign: celebrating and promoting the health of queer women and trans people

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Author: 
Jacqueline Luce
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the need for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women to access STI screening, including Pap smears. Details a program created by the Queer Women's and Trans Health Series called Papalooza: The Smear Campaign.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039
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