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LGBT Sexual Health
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered)

DEFINITIONS/LABELS

It's important to remember that people are individuals and each of us has deep feelings about the labels that we apply to ourselves. Some may reject all labels. The best course is to find out what term, if any, an individual prefers and then use it respectfully and responsibly.

COMING OUT

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

HEALTHY SEX FOR LESBIANS
If you're a woman and you're involved in a sexually active, same-sex relationship, don't assume that you don't have to be concerned with reproductive healthcare or sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). Here are some factors to consider in reducing your risk:

Lower Risk Lesbian Sex Play Includes:

MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN: THING TO KNOW ABOUT SAFER SEX
Safer sex is anything we do to lower our risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection. These are the most important ways to reduce your risk:

HEALTH CARE AND DISCRIMINATION FOR LGBT POPULATIONS

REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL READING
The information in this handout was obtained from:
http://www.teenwire.com
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/sti-safesex/lesbian.html
http://www.glma.org
Ally Network Training Manual. University of Illinois’ Office of LGBT Concerns


If you are a registered University of Illinois student and you have questions or concerns,
or need to make an appointment, please call: Dial-A-Nurse at 333-2700

 

If you are concerned about any difference in your treatment plan and the information in this handout,

you are advised to contact your health care provider.

 

Visit the McKinley Health Center Web site at: http://www.mckinley.illinois.edu


HEd. III-225

© The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, 2008.

05-28-08

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