All women have specific health risks, and can take steps to improve their health through regular medical care and healthy living.Research tells us that lesbian and bisexual women are at a higher risk for certain problems than other women are, though.This aids understanding about the existence of dominant ‘sexual cultures’ and their influence on young people’s attitudes towards sexual health, including views on/experiences of ‘risk behaviours’, and (unequal) access to services.The article concludes with recommendations for good practice, and future research, highlighting the importance of an equalities and human rights foundation for learning about sex and relationships, for both young and old, and people of all sexual identities/experience.It is important for lesbian and bisexual women to talk to their doctors about their health concerns, which include: Heart disease. There are some risk factors that you cannot control, such as age, family health history, and race.But you can protect yourself from heart disease by not smoking, controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol, exercising, and eating well.The emergency pill is available from some pharmacies, GPs, contraception (family planning) clinics and some sexual health clinics.The IUD is available from contraception clinics, some sexual health clinics and some GPs.
Sometimes, lesbian and bisexual women are told they don't need to be tested for STIs. A survey of lesbian and bisexual women by Stonewall revealed half of those who have been screened had an STI."Women can catch STIs such as herpes, genital warts and chlamydia when exchanging bodily fluids," says Hunt."Any one-on-one contact, such as oral sex or using the same hand when touching yourself and then your partner, can put you at risk.Each project elicited data about respondents’ views on SRE (at school) and how this included/excluded LGB young people.The article also looks at influences on sexual activity, conceptualisations/understandings of sexual health and ‘safe sex’, and expectations in relation to safer sex. It's very informative, gentle, and thorough, and accommodates varying experience levels and desires.It's a great way to start your is not only for lesbians, it would be a good book for straight guys too to improve the sex life with their girlfriends/wives...is written good..is not a book with sex pictures if someone think it was the purpose...It is important for lesbian and bisexual women to talk to their doctors about their health concerns.