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Advocacy for Women’s Health Includes Lesbian Health
Draft of an article which later appeared in Journal of Women's Health (v.13, no.2, 2004). Written by a lesbian doctor. Last site visit: 12/2008.

This commercial site has corporate sponsors, advertisements, and an online store. According to the "who we are" statement, this is "the first health and wellness site dedicated to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered men and women. Staffed by professionals from within [the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered] community, the site provides easy access to accurate, current and vital health information." Targeted to the consumer, content is divided into eight sections, including news, sex, drugs, emotions, general health, image, food & fitness, and society. Sections feature 100-500 word signed articles with author's credentials provided, and links to past articles are also provided. The Care Network section can link you up with health care providers and clinics, while the Provider's Forum is a place for health care professionals to list their services and chat among themselves; the latter requires registration. Graphics and user surveys make the site fun, and if you can not find an article on your topic, try the site's search engine. Other great features of the site include the option to deselect the "explicit mode" and the ability to submit questions to online doctors. Privacy is assured, and a secure mode is optional. Last site visit: 12/2008

Health Concerns of Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgendered and Intersexual People
A one hour, online video in "The McGann Series on Women and Health, presents a talk by Kate O'Hanlan, specialist in gynecological oncology, surgery and endoscopy. Last site visit: 12/2008

Healthy People 2010 Companion Document for LGBT Health
Prepared by Gay and Lesbian Medical Association as a supplement to a national health survey, the report covers a variety of diseases such as cancer and AIDS/HIV and topics ranging from tobacco use to violence prevention. A large pdf file. Last site visit: 12/2008

A project by doctors at the University of Washington "to provide information and resources regarding sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases in women who have sex with women and to further our collective knowledge about lesbian STDs through research." Check out the study data link and various other areas for articles, surveys, a question/answer section, and lots of other information. Last site visit: 12/2008

Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Female Elders
A 2007 factsheet from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Last site visit: 12/2008

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health: Findings and Concerns
An extensive report conducted by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and Columbia University "This report summarizes existing research and discusses the health of lesbian, gay male, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. This grouping includes diverse and varied populations that often share little more than society's stigma and prejudice. Stigma, however, as well as a range of other social and cultural factors, are forces that impact both the health of LGBT people and the ability of health care providers to care for them in myriad ways. The paper is a work in progress...." Also appeared in Volume 4, Number 3 - October, 2000 of the Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. Available in PDF format. Last site visit: 12/2008.

Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future
An U.S. government funded project conducted by The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Based on a workshop held in Oct. 1997, only the executive summary is included here. Added: 9/2003. Last site visit: 12/2008.

This commercial site offers a non-scholarly introduction to LGBT health issues. Visitors can participate in discussion forums and e-mail questions to a doctor. The bookstore is simply a link to a online bookstore and offers no recommended reading or title suggestions. Likewise the M.D. Locator feature is just links to GLBT medical associations. Geared to consumers this site is not recommended for the serious researcher. Last site visit: 12/2008.

Not All Your Patients are Straight
A 1998 article from the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The author provides several examples and an analysis of health care providers' assumptions regarding patient sexuality, and how the assumptions impact subsequent care, or lack of care. Last site visit: 12/2008.

Sexual Orientation Fact Center
Created by a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis this fun looking site contains links and articles related to science, education, and policy as these apply to sexual orientation. Last site visit: 12/2008.

Scientists and AIDS Research: A Gay Perspective
A short article from 1996 issued by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. Last site visit: 12/2008

A unique collection of audio broadcasts regarding a variety of GLBT health issues. Your computer must be equipped for sound. Last site visit: 12/2008.

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American Psychological Association Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns Office
Contains an extensive amount of information regarding development of sexual orientation and psychological health. Includes guides for educators, information regarding "reparative therapy" and "transformational ministry, therapeutic guidelines for mental health practitioners, articles, and bibliographies. Highly recommended for mental health professionals. Last site visit: 12/2008.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Sponsors a number of research programs, conferences, and publications. See the "News" section for up-to-date information. Last site visit: 12/2008.

Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN)
A constituent group of the American Society on Aging LGAIN "works to raise awareness about the concerns of LGBT elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services." Check out the annotated guide to Internet resources, as well as a list of recommended books videos and other resources. Last site visit: 12/2008.

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People in Medicine (LGBPM)
Includes a Human Sexuality Classroom Exercise, information and general information about GLBT health issues from a medical perspective. A sub-group within the American Medical Students Association. Last site visit: 12/2008.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Health Science Librarians
This sub-group of the Medical Library Association provides a collection of links. Last site visit: 12/2008

National Organization of Gay & Lesbian Scientists & Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)
NOGLSTP "educates [the scientific] community about scientific matters that directly affect [GLBT]lifestyles or health." An affiliate group of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Last site visit: 12/2008

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