3235.0 Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session presents epidemiological research on lesbian and bisexual women’s health risks, their perceptions of various health risks, and insights regarding online health information specific to lesbian and bisexual women. Overall, this session provides participants with a fuller understanding of the health concerns of sexual minority women, including comparisons to heterosexual women.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss recent research findings related to lesbian and bisexual women’s risks for cardiovascular disease and polycystic ovary syndrome. 2. Describe lesbian and bisexual women’s perceptions of risk for HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and reproductive cancers. 3. Compare the content and literacy demand of popular lesbian health websites.
Sherry Lipsky, PhD, MPH

12:30 PM
Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease and Sexual Orientation: Women Enrolled in the ESTHER Study
Nina Markovic, PhD, Michelle E. Danielson, PhD and Helen Smith, MPH
12:45 PM
Do rates of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) vary among Heterosexual and Lesbian Women?
Helen Smith, MPH, Nina Markovic, PhD, Michelle Danielson, PhD, Evelyn O. Talbott, DrPH, MPH, Alicia Matthews, PhD, Brinda Kalro, MD and Ada Youk, PhD
1:00 PM
Are lesbians receiving the sexual health information they need?: A content analysis of Web-based resources
Corrie L. Barnett, MS, ATC, PhD(c), Lisa L. Lindley, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Daniela B. Friedman, MSc, PhD and Jennifer Taylor
1:15 PM
Perceived risk for HIV, STIs and reproductive cancers among sexual minority women in South Carolina
Lisa L. Lindley, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Corrie L. Barnett, MS, ATC, PhD(c), Daniela Friedman, PhD and Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES
1:30 PM
Breast Cancer Survivorship: The role of perceived discrimination and sexual identity
Jennifer M. Jabson, MPH, PhD and Rebecca J. Donatelle, PhD, CHES

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Organized by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals
Endorsed by: APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, HIV/AIDS, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)