• Prevalence of cigarette smoking among lesbians and patterns of tobacco use
  • Prevalence of heavy drug use and injection drug use among lesbians
  • Prevalence of infections related to injection drug use, such as hepatitis B and C
  • Associations between childhood sexual abuse and substance abuse, including alcohol abuse

Service Delivery and Access to Services

  • Lesbians' patterns of use of health care services
  • Models of care that act to remove barriers of access to care for lesbians
  • Impact of managed care on quality of care for lesbians
  • Whether cultural competency training of providers on the needs of lesbians will increase sensitive delivery of health care for lesbians
  • Need for prevention and treatment intervention models targeted specifically toward lesbians
  • Barriers to care for lesbians, including adolescent lesbians

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