Federal Report Includes Specific Data On Health Needs Of Lesbian, Bisexual Women | Yesterday, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released Women’s Health USA 2011, an annual report on the health-related issues faced by women in the United States. This includes information on health-related quality of life, health services utilization, and preventive care. Significantly, this year’s report was the first to include a separate section with data on the health of lesbian and bisexual women, which could prove crucial for understanding and addressing the health disparities in the LGBT community. Lesbian and bisexual women typically report higher rates of smoking, drinking, and uninsurance than their heterosexual counterparts.
– Zachary Britt