Lesbians more likely to avoid doctors and life-saving tests, study finds
Members of LGBT community make less use of preventative care due to stigmas regarding sexual identity, doctors say.
About 43 percent of lesbians in Israel have never been checked for papilloma or for cervical cancer — double the percentage of heterosexual women, according to a new study. Lesbians in Israel are also less likely to make appointments with their physicians or gynecologists, and more than half of them do not feel comfortable divulging their sexual orientation to their doctors,...
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