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The Institute of Medicine was chartered in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to enlist distinguished members of the appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. In this, the Institute acts under both the Academy's 1863 congressional charter responsibility to be an adviser to the federal government and its own initiative in identifying issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Kenneth I. Shine is president of the Institute of Medicine.

This study was supported by Task Order No. 27, under Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139 from the Office of Research on Women's Health at the National Institutes of Health.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Lesbian health : current assessment and directions for the future / Andrea L. Solarz, editor ; Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities, Neuroscience and Behavioral Health Program [and] Health Sciences Policy Program, Health Sciences Section, Institute of Medicine.

p. cm.

Report based on a workshop held in Oct. 1997.

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

ISBN 0-309-06093-1 (case)

ISBN 0-309-06567-4 (perfect)

1. Lesbians—Health and hygiene. 2. Lesbians—Health and hygiene—Government policy—United States. I. Solarz, Andrea L. II. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities.

RA564.87 .L46 1999

613′.086′643—dc21 99-6101

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