... that women's health is an issue that has
begun to get more
and more attention in recent years, but that many of us in the area of
women's health are concerned about the lack of attention to the health
needs of lesbian and bisexual women?
... that on any number of health issues, women of color tend to
have greater rates of disease, less access to primary and preventative
health care services, and get the worst care and treatment?
... that in 1985 we conducted the first national survey of
African American lesbians and reached over 600 women to learn more about
their relationship and mental health concerns, and that to this day our
study remains the largest study of African American lesbians?
... that one of our goals is to meet with major health care
providers in Los Angeles County and the Bay Area to let them know the
results of our lesbian health care study so that they can make the changes
necessary to ensure better health care services for the lesbian and
bisexual women's community?