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Health Studies
Toba Bryant

Discourses on LesbianBisexualTrans Health and Mothering 3192012 60000 AMStudy Poor health outcomes more for immigrant women than menStudy looked at Somalia women and their migration pattern and how it affected their lifeDiscoursesSocietal conversation on an issue event identify or other social phenomenaSystems of ideas that affect practices public policies the experiences that people with different characteristics go throughSet rules by which we are encouraged to live by in different social categories Gender sexual orientation immigrant status race disabilityability These are ways we come about to certain groupsThey experience discrimination in different forms Gender and Sexual DiversityHeterosexual and homophobiaDiscourse can excluderenders health needs of gender and sexually diverse populations invisible Affects their social well beingFemale gender and as you keep adding to that race person of color belonging to another minority group like religion social class also contributes to discriminationHealth sector people assume them to be heterosexual and dont ask appropriate questions because of that assumption they makeTransgender health is a new categoryMatteson wants inclusive public policy for these people in different identity categories Top 10 Things Lesbians Should Discuss with their Healthcare Providers 1 Breast cancerLesbians have richest concentration of risk factors for breast cancer than any subset of women in the world 2 DepressionanxietyLesbians have been shown to experience chronic stress from homophobic discrimination3 Heart health4 Gynecological cancer 5 FitnessResearch confirms that lesbians have higher body mass than heterosexual women
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