Cancer Screening in Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Trans Men

  • Melissa A. Clark
  • Ulrike Boehmer
  • Samantha Rosenthal


This chapter provides an overview of cancer screening among lesbian and bisexual women and trans men. Following a brief introduction to define terminology, the chapter is divided into four sections. The first section highlights recommendations for cancer screening for the most common cancer types and considerations for cancer screening specific to lesbian and bisexual women and trans men (LBT). The second section summarizes the available data about prevalence of cancer screenings among LBT populations. The third section describes barriers and facilitators to cancer screenings for LBT individuals as well as interventions that have been developed to improve screening rates among LBT communities. The fourth section provides recommendations for future research, policy, and practice for improving cancer screening within LBT communities.


Cancer Screening Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Sexual Minority Heterosexual Woman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa A. Clark
    • 1
  • Ulrike Boehmer
    • 2
  • Samantha Rosenthal
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Public Health and Warren Alpert Medical SchoolBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Community Health SciencesBoston University School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Epidemiology, School of Public HealthBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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