Prescription for change: lesbian and bisexual women's health check 2008

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Hunt, Ruth; Fish, Julie
Date of publication
1 January 2008
Health Services
Social welfare
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This national survey of lesbian and bisexual women's health needs and experiences was conducted in 2008. It found that lesbians were more likely to have smoked and to drink heavily than women in general. At various ages they were less likely to have had a smear test and more likely to have had breast cancer. Levels of self harm and suicide for this group are also significantly higher than in the wider population. Half have had negative experience of healthcare and a similar number feel unable to be open about their sexual orientation to their GP.

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