A more recent article on preventive health care for women who have sex with women is available. Patient information: See related handout on health care for lesbians and bisexual women. For the most part, lesbians and bisexual women face the same health issues as heterosexual women, but they often have difficulty accessing appropriate care. Physicians can improve care for lesbians and bisexual women by acknowledging the potential barriers to care e.
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Recognizing the needs of lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women | indiepreserves.info
ABSTRACT: Lesbians and bisexual women encounter barriers to health care that include concerns about confidentiality and disclosure, discriminatory attitudes and treatment, limited access to health care and health insurance, and often a limited understanding as to what their health risks may be. Health care providers should offer quality care to all women regardless of sexual orientation. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists endorses equitable treatment for lesbians and bisexual women and their families, not only for direct health care needs, but also for indirect health care issues. Sexual orientation is an enduring emotional, romantic, or sexual attraction that one feels toward men or women or both 1.
Primary Care for Lesbians and Bisexual Women