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LGBTQ Health: Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Women have similar health concerns. For example, all women should:

  • Maintain a healthy diet and body weight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke.

Lesbian and bisexual women, however, have a higher risk of poor health outcomes. For example, lesbian and bisexual women:

  • Have higher rates of heavy drinking and obesity.
  • Are less likely to seek routine breast and cervical cancer screenings.

The resources on this page can help explain health issues affecting lesbian and bisexual women.


Last revised October 25, 2022