Lifestyle preferences for older lesbians: Aging in place
Learning Areas:Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related research
Identify the unique concerns of older lesbians as they consider lifestyle options and adequacy of health services. Explain how and why these concerns limit the choices of lesbian elders, compared to heterosexual women and other sexual minorities. Discuss the public health importance of providing culturally appropriate lifestyle and health service options for lesbian elders.
Keyword(s): Lesbian Health, Aging
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have conducted research with sexual and gender minority populations for nearly 30 years, am principal investigator on numerous NIH funded grants and serve as reviewer for research applications. I conducted the first national survey of lesbians in 1984-85. I served as committee member for the 1997-1999 IOM report on lesbian health and in 2010-2011, as a scientific committee member for the IOM consensus study on the health of LGBT populations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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