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Published by the UCSF School of Nursing, this guide offers clinical information on a very wide range of lesbian health issues including sexual health and relationships, pregnancy and parenting, physical activity, menopause, depression, diabetes and cancer, and elderly care.
The first Institute of Medicine report to focus on a sexual minority population, discussing research methodology, needs assessment for lesbian communities, and more accurate ways to evaluate health care deliveries. Available as both an e-book and a print title through the UCSF Library.
The City of San Francisco defied California law to issue same-sex marriage licenses in February 2004. The first couple to marry were Phyllis Lyon (left) and Del Martin, who had been partners and lesbian activists for 51 years.
The only lesbian-focused health and research organization housed within a major health sciences university, this center works to increase lesbian access to health care, conducts research on LGBTQ issues and populations, provides referrals, and answers health questions.
Named in honor of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, this San Francisco health center offers health care for women and transgender people regardless of ability to pay, including low income HIV treatment services.
The Gay & Lesbian Medical Association's Lesbian Health Fund sponsors medical research in many areas of lesbian health including cancer rates and risk factors, health care access, family issues, and health promotion among African American lesbians.
The Mautner Project provides direct health services and support groups in Washington, DC, supports health research and education nationally, and advocates for public and private sector research on lesbian health and LGBT inclusion in mainstream health initiatives. The website features useful consumer health information.
This resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health offers an overview of most frequent health concerns and health recommendations for lesbians and bisexual women.
The longest running and largest research project on LGBT families, this study has followed a cohort of planned lesbian families with children conceived through donor insemination since the 1980s. The research focuses on children's social, psychological and emotional development and the dynamics of planned lesbian families.