Cervical cancer risk and Papanicolaou screening in a sample of lesbian and bisexual women.

@article{Rankow1998CervicalCR,
  title={Cervical cancer risk and Papanicolaou screening in a sample of lesbian and bisexual women.},
  author={E J Rankow and Irene Tessaro},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={1998},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={139-43}
}
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 (N = 57) to explore the health concerns of lesbian women, including the prevalence of risk factors for cervical cancer, the frequency of… CONTINUE READING

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