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BACKGROUND Previous studies of lesbian and bisexual women have suggested that negative experiences with health care practitioners, combined with misinformation about the health needs of this diverse population, have led to an underutilization of medical services. METHODS This study combined focus group data (N = 44) with a self-administered questionnaire(More)
Lesbians have unique health concerns that often go unaddressed in a medical setting that assumes heterosexuality. These may include cancer screening, sexually transmitted diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, pregnancy, and parenting. Awareness of the barriers faced by lesbians seeking care, and an(More)
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