Just like other members of the LGBTQ community, lesbians (or those who identify as queer, two-spirit, or women who have sex with women) have specific health concerns. In fact, research indicates that lesbians (and bisexual) women are more likely to report daily smoking and risky drinking habits than heterosexual women, and lesbians are less likely to undergo screening tests, specifically pap tests, mammograms and breast examinations, even when needed.
Please visit our Projects page to learn more about our research:
- Pathways to Effective Depression Treatment
- Creating our families: A pilot study of the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people accessing assisted human reproduction services in Ontario
- Access to primary care for people with serious mental health and/or substance use issues: A qualitative study
- Postpartum Mental Health among Visible and Invisible Sexual Minority Women
Please visit our Resources page for articles and other resources related to lesbian health and parenting.