3407.0 Lesbian & Bisexual Women's Health

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This session presents research findings on lesbian and bisexual women’s health issues, such as intimate partner violence, reproductive health, overweight and obesity, access to health care, and hypertension. Overall, this session provides participants with a fuller understanding of the health concerns of sexual minority women, including the etiology of the aforementioned problems.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss recent research findings related to lesbian and bisexual women’s health. 2. Describe interpersonal and social factors that contribute to lesbian and bisexual women’s overweight or hypertension. 3. Compare strategies to improve lesbian and bisexual women’s access to appropriate health care.
Nancy Kennedy, Dr PH

Psychosocial factors of obesity among heterosexual and lesbian women
Helen Smith, PhD, MPH, MA, Nina Markovic, PhD, Michelle E. Danielson, PhD and Michael P. Marshal, PhD
Impact of Perceived Discrimination on Blood Pressure among Lesbian and Heterosexual Women
Nina Markovic, PhD, Helen Smith, MPH and Michelle E. Danielson, PhD

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Organized by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

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