Sexual Minority Health

  • Megan Harrington
  • Katherine A. O’Hanlan


A number of studies have described lesbians in the United States as an underserved patient population. Among women in the United States, having a sexual orientation other than heterosexual is associated with increased rates of poor physical and mental health. This chapter will provide background to the ways that lesbians in the United States have been shown to be underserved in terms of health care and describe what clinicians can do to improve the quality of care provided to lesbian women, including detailed recommendations for gynecologic care in the outpatient setting.


Lesbian Gay Transgender LGBT Sexual minority Gender identity Gender dysphoria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Megan Harrington
    • 1
  • Katherine A. O’Hanlan
    • 2
  1. 1.Stanford HospitalStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of Gynecologic OncologyLaparoscopic Institute for Gynecology and OncologyPortola ValleyUSA

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