B

Bacterial vaginosis, 73, 102-103

Bisexual women, 4, 22-23, 27, 31, 32

HIV seroprevalence, 76

illicit drug use, 82, 83

reproductive health studies, 106-107

Body mass index (BMI), 57, 64, 67, 68

Breast cancer, 21, 46, 64, 65, 67, 141, 142

Buddhism, 24, 25

Bureau of Labor Statistics National Longitudinal Surveys, 128

C

Cancer, 46, 47, 54.

See also specific forms of cancer

literature on, 177

prevention studies, 112-113

research recommendations, 86

risk factors, 55, 56, 64-67, 86

Cardiovascular disease, 42, 46, 62, 68, 86, 112-113

Catholicism/Catholics, 25, 28

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1, 14, 18, 140

lesbian research and programs, 142, 162-163

Office of Women's Health, 19

Cervical cancer, 66-67, 70, 73, 142

Chicago Women's Health Study, 102

Childhood sexual abuse, 58-59, 70, 77, 81

Children and adolescents

coming-out process, 51-52

development of sexual identity, 50-51

heterosexual activity, 78

literature on, 170-173

raised in lesbian households, 53-54

sexuality studies, 149

suicide, 52, 110-111

Chlamydia, 70, 72-73, 78

Civil rights protection, 39

Clearinghouses on lesbian health, 163

Colon and rectal cancer, 64, 67

Coming out

age and, 48-49

coping mechanisms, 51

cultural contexts of, 24, 49-50, 55

to family, 24, 49

fear of, 6, 44-45, 49

to health care providers, 6, 40, 44-45

lesbian academics, 138

process, 48-50, 51-52

Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities, 17, 18

Conferences on Health Survey Methods, 162

Confidentiality, 9, 13, 113, 128-129, 150 n.12, 152-153, 161, 162

Confucianism, 24, 25

Contextual barriers to research, 135-136

career ramifications, 8, 136-138

funding to study lesbian health, 8, 9, 97, 137, 139-140, 153

mentors for lesbian researchers, 8, 138-139, 164

publishing and disseminating findings, 14-15, 140-144, 153, 161

strategies for overcoming, 14-15, 144, 163-164

training and education of researchers, 14-15, 163-164, 203-204

Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults, 62 n.10

Cultural competency of health care providers, 5, 41, 42-44, 157

D

Death, causes of, 46, 47, 68

Definition of lesbian, 21-23

Committee, 4-5, 17, 25-33



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