By Institute of Medicine, Health Sciences Section, Health Sciences Policy Program, Neuroscience and Behavioral Health Program, Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities, Andrea L. Solarz
Presents a radical research of political pressures, neighborhood attitudes, matters. Examines ways that wisdom concerning lesbians should be transferred to different minorities and to the bigger inhabitants of ladies. in keeping with a workshop held in October 1997. For policymakers. Softcover, hardcover additionally on hand.
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Previous page page_39 next page > Page 39 Table is on previous page. Â < previous page page_39 next page > If you like this book, buy it! 41 42 < previous page page_40 next page > Page 40 determining whether there are systematic differences in use and outcome among groups in society and whether these differences are the result of barriers to care. The committee finds that there is evidence that lesbians may face particular challenges in all three areas. Structural Barriers to Health Care Access for Lesbians Structural barriers that affect health care for lesbians include potential barriers presented by managed care systems and the fact that lesbian relationships are often not afforded the same legal standing as heterosexual marriages.
Health care needs of gay men and lesbians in the United States. Journal of the American Medical Association 275(17): 1354-1359. Gonsiorek JC, Weinrich JD. 1991. The definition and scope of sexual orientation. In: Gonsiorek JC, Weinrich JD, eds. Homosexuality: Research Implications for Public Policy. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. Pp. 1-12. 37 38 Greene B. 1994. Ethnic-minority lesbians and gay men: Mental health and treatment issues. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 62(2):243-251.
Previous page page_36 next page > Page 36 remains widespread in our society (APA, 1997; Perrin, 1996). Although many kinds of abuse of and discrimination against lesbians have been clearly documented, their impact on physical and mental health remains in need of study. Until 1973 the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as an illness or pathological condition. , 1991; Rothblum, 1994; Wolfe, 1998). Experience with discrimination or prejudice is common among lesbians. For example, in a multisite longitudinal study of cardiovascular risk factors in black and white adults ages 25 to 37 years, 33% of the black women and 56% of the white women who reported having had at least one same-sex sexual partner reported experience with discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (Krieger and Sidney, 1997).