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Menopause Management Snapshot can be a place to start if you are searching for information about menopause management. Read more

International Women’s Day 2021 is Monday 08 March. Start the day with #ChooseToChallenge and choose to challenge menopause stereotypes, jokes and myths in the workplace. Read more

Dry January in the United Kingdom can encourage us anywhere, not to drink or to drink less, for the month of January. Or longer. Read more

Menopause FAQs: Menopause Symptoms includes some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about hot flushes/flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). Read more

Menopause FAQs includes some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the what, when, why and so what, of menopause. Read more

Health Topics

“Body image is part of self-image. Our body image includes more than what we look like or how others see us. It also refers to how we think, feel, and react to…”. Read more

“It can be a good idea to keep a sleep diary.
It may uncover lifestyle habits or daily activities
that contribute to your sleeplessness”. Read more

“Sleep difficulties in midlife women are often caused by hot flashes. Strategies to treat sleep disruptions should consider this unique instigating factor”. Read more

“Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy
that can help you manage your problems
by changing the way you think and behave.”. Read more

“No over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplement
or herbal therapy has been found to be effective
on menopause symptoms”. Read more

“When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on…”. Read more

“Sometimes it is hard to know if the hormonal changes of menopause affect your life, or if your life influences how you experience menopause”. Read more

“While all women have specific health risks, lesbian and bisexual women are at a higher risk for certain diseases than other women”.1

Umbrella
What may the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Bi
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Intersex
  • Lesbian
  • Questioning
  • Transgender
  • Trans

LGBTQ+ Community

Who may members of the LGBTQ+ community include?

In LGBTQ+ Health: Summary the (United States) MedlinePlus explain:

“Members of the LGBTQ+ community include people who are

  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender
  • Queer or Questioning
  • Elsewhere on the gender and sexuality spectrum or allies to the community”.2

Lesbian and Bisexual Women

What health concerns may lesbian and bisexual women have?

In Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health: Lesbian and Bisexual Women the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elaborate on:

“Lesbian and bisexual women are part of a diverse community with various health concerns. While all women have specific health risks, lesbian and bisexual women are at a higher risk for certain diseases than other women”.3

Depression and Anxiety

What factors may lead to depression and anxiety?

In Factors Affecting LGBTI People Beyondblue elaborate on:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
“The majority of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people lead happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. However, studies have found that non-heterosexual people face up to twice as much abuse or violence (including physical, mental, sexual or emotional) than their heterosexual counterparts. This prejudice and discrimination adds an additional layer of risk on top of biological, social, environmental and psychological factors which can lead to depression, anxiety and suicide”.4

In Factors Affecting LGBTI People: Lesbians and Other Women Attracted To Women Beyondblue also note:

“The Rainbow Women and Help Seeking Research Report identified that lesbian and bisexual women and women who identify with other sexual orientations such as asexual and pansexual have high rates of stress, distress, depression and anxiety.

Other research shows that bisexual and lesbian women experience higher levels of diagnosis or treatment for a mental health condition compared to women attracted to the opposite sex”.5

Health Care Provider

What if I would like help with my health?

If you would like help with your health, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. Together you can discuss your options and if required, agree on who may be the most appropriate health care provider to help you.

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  1. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health: Lesbian and Bisexual Women. Page Last Reviewed: 22 April 2021. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/women.html Accessed: 06 August 2021
  2. LGBTQ+ Health: Summary. Page Last Updated on: 05 May 2021. Topic Last Reviewed: 14 May 2018. MedlinePlus https://medlineplus.gov/lgbtqhealth.html Accessed: 06 August 2021
  3. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health: Lesbian and Bisexual Women. Page Last Reviewed: 22 April 2021. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/women.html Accessed: 06 August 2021
  4. Factors Affecting LGBTI People. Beyondblue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/lesbian-gay-bi-trans-and-intersex-lgbti-people/factors-affecting-lgbti-people Accessed: 06 August 2021
  5. Factors Affecting LGBTI People – Lesbians and Other Women Attracted To Women. Beyondblue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/lesbian-gay-bi-trans-and-intersex-lgbti-people/factors-affecting-lgbti-people Accessed: 06 August 2021

Topic Last Updated: 03 September 2021 – Topic Last Reviewed: 06 August 2021

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