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LHRC conducts research on a variety of health-related topics relevant to lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people, including breast cancer incidence and treatment, HIV transmission, depression and other mental health concerns, obstacles and barriers to health care faced by young and elder members of the LBTQ community, and parenting in same-sex families.

Why study lesbian health? A study conducted by the Institute of Medicine in 1999 concluded that lesbians are an underserved population. Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future (1999) Institute of Medicine.  The LBTQ communities are complex and diverse. More data is needed on the health care needs of lesbians of color and rural women and how to develop culturally sensitive and appropriate interventions. 



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