WEBTREATS: Lesbian & Bisexual Health

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General resources:

Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Under Topics & Issues, select GLBTQ issues.

YouthResource: A Project of Advocates for Youth
YouthResource, a project of Advocates for Youth, is a website that takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Use the search box to find specific information on GLBT issues.  Some of the information may require membership or prepayment.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
Search the website to find a variety of materials for teens and health care providers.  Search the list of 
current Committee Opinions to identify and link to Opinions on lesbian health.

American Psychological Association (APA)
Search the website to find materials for the general public and for health care professionals.

Bisexual Resource Center
This nonprofit, educational organization’s purposes are to research, educate, provide a public forum, and provide a support network on bisexuality.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Lesbian and Bisexual Women

This CDC site provides links to CDC information and resources from other federal and non-profit organization's websites.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
GLMA works to maximize the quality of health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and to foster a professional climate in which diverse members can reach their full potential.  To find links to several lesbian health reports, select “For Providers & Researchers”, then select Lesbian Health Fund, then select LHF links.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Health Access Project
The GLBT Health Access Project provides training, technical assistance, and materials to agencies to help service providers learn more about the health care needs of GLBT populations and create welcoming environments for staff and clients.

The GLBT National Help Center
This non-profit, tax-exempt organization is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning community by offering free and totally anonymous information, referrals and peer-counseling.  Peer counselors are available Monday – Friday, 4 pm – midnight and Saturday noon-5 pm EST at 1-888-843-4564 (1-888-THE GLNH).  GLBT also offers online chat and 2nd toll-free number:  GLBT National Youth Talkline 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743).

Go Ask Alice!
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Education Program.

Safer Sex Between Women

Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future (1999)

The Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health
The Mautner Project, now a collaboration with Whitman-Walker Health, is dedicated to improving the health care of LGBT women, including those with serious illnesses such as cancer.

Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association)
Use the search box to find relevant items on LGBT issues, including preventing bullying.

The National Coalition for LGBT Health 
The National Coalition for LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBT individuals and communities through education, coalition building, and advocacy focusing on policy, education, and training.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) Sexual Orientation & Gender
PPFA offers FAQs on sexual orientation, intersex, and gender identity through this site.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered, and Questioning Youth
This a special issue of the SIECUS Report from April/May 2001.

Sexual Orientation
This SIECUS page links to fact sheets, educator resources, policy resources, community action updates, and external links related to sexuality orientation

Sexualityandu.ca, sponsored by the SOGC, offers specific information on sexual orientation and coming-out here.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. Every day, The Trevor Project saves lives through its free and confidential helpline, its website and its educational services.  Call 1-866-488-7386 (24/7).

Internet Links:

MedlinePlus Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Health
Access to MEDLINE, organizations, statistics, and fulltext materials is provided in an integrated environment.  The Gay/Lesbian Health page provides information specifically on these topics.

Friends and Family:

Children of Lesbian and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
COLAGE is the only national and international organization specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents.

Family Equality Council (FEC)
FEC works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing attitudes, and advancing social justice for all families.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG promotes the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, their families, and friends through support, education, and advocacy.


GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network 
GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network
The GSA Networks empowers activist youths to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
HRC is dedicated to creating an America where lesbian and gay individuals are ensured their basic equal rights.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
NGLTF is the national resource center for grassroots lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations.

National Youth Advocacy Organization (NYAC)
The National Youth Advocacy Coalition is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well being.

Please also refer to the WEBTREAT on Transgender Health for related links. 
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