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Lesbian Health

Tina D'Amato, DO Reviewed 06/2022
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • A lesbian is a woman who has her primary emotional and sexual relationships with women.

  • Sexual behaviors

    • May be celibate, sexually active only with women or with men, women and/or nonb...

TREATMENT

GENERAL MEASURES

  • Create a safe practice environment for lesbian patients.

    • Have nondiscrimination policy posted where it is visible to patients.

    • Educate staff to be comfortable dealing with the ...

REFERENCES

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Frost  DM, Lehavot  K, Meyer  IH. Minority stress and physical health among sexual minority individuals. J Behav Med.  2015;38(1):1–8. [View Abstract on OvidMe...

CODES

ICD10

  • E66.3 Overweight

  • Z72.0 Tobacco use

  • F10.10 Alcohol abuse, uncomplicated

  • Z72.52 High risk homosexual behavior

  • A64 Unspecified sexually transmitted disease

  • Z72.53 High risk bisexual behavior

SNOMED

  • 4...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • Create a safe health care environment for all patients. Use gender-neutral language. Do not assume heterosexuality or sexual practices.

  • Discuss durable power of attorney for health care...

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