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Session: Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health
4050.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health
Current topics in lesbian and bisexual women's health will be presented including the effects of sexual orientation and gender identity on women's access to health services; heterosexism's effects upon women's mental health; and an examination of substance use and HIV risk behavior among women who have sex with women.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: •Identify the impact sexual orientation disclosure to healthcare providers has on lesbian women's accessing health services. •Articulate how gender identity impacts cancer screening practices among African American lesbians. •Define heterosexism for purposes of public health research. •Discuss how heterosexism effects the mental health of lesbians. •Develop research methods to measure heterosexism. •Describe the HIV risk behaviors among drug using women who have sex with women.
Moderator(s):Emilia Lombardi, PhD
8:30 AMDisclosure of sexual orientation to health care providers among lesbians
Diane S. Tider, BA, David S. Bimbi, MA, Jeffrey T. Parsons, PhD
8:50 AMDiversity within Diversity: Understanding the Impact of Gender Identity on Cancer Screening Adherence among African American Lesbians
Cheryl Pearson-Fields, MPH, Ami Gaston, MA, Kelly Raiser, MPH, Linda Fischer, PhD
9:10 AMApplying queer theory to assess the effects of heterosexism on depression among lesbians  [ Recorded presentation ]
Tasseli E. McKay, MPH, Erin Kobetz, PhD, Chandra Ford, MPH, MLIS, Amy Joy Lanou, PhD, A.M. Neevel
9:30 AMHIV risk behaviors among young female drug users who have sex with women in New York City
Danielle C. Ompad, PhD, Crystal Fuller, MPH, PhD, Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Sandra Del Vecchio, David Vlahov, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers
Endorsed by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA