In healthcare, lesbian women are the least frighteningly attend regular gynecological examinations, as recommended by WHO. The reason is obvious: lesbians feel more uncomfortable than straight to the / the medical professional, because of having to entrust their sexual orientation. Today, prejudice against women who have sex with women is the first taboo and not without reasons-wielding lesbians to avoid going to gynecological consultations. And yet, it is essential for the health of every woman medical examinations of that specialty.
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A common problem of lesbian girls is to feel discriminated against in doctors’ offices. The protocol error professionals often assume that the patient is heterosexual, and the usual questions will predisposed in that direction. A priori, hardly considered another possible sexual orientation.
Since many lesbian associations are advocates before the medical community to impact is made on a change in the protocol where you have to have all possible sexual orientations of women. Thus, the patient-physician communication will be made more in the confidence in these situations, with respect to any sexual identity or gender.
Health risks for lesbians
But the problem of doctor-patient communication must be resolved from both sides. As in almost all cases, overcome social barriers is something that has to be addressed first from the affected side, and that’s the lesbian women. If you want to get all right, you have to esgrimirlos and not only as a complaint, but acting accordingly.
It is very important for all sexually active women undergoing medical checkups with a good gynecological specialist. Prevent diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases or cancer is vital to health. No woman can escape responsibility for the prevention, risks are for all, whatever be the kind of sex you have.
Many lesbians believe the urban legend that this group is not affected by the risk of HIV infection (AIDS). That is not accurate, although it is much less affected than the group of gay men and heterosexual couples. But it has been found that vaginal fluids or menstrual blood are also filters contagious, so you also have to prevent, if you have relationships with people who may have been exposed to risk.
Other health risks are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or. Vaginal infections and diseases of the uterus contract by an oversight in the disinfection of objects or sex toys, garments contact bed, private bath or with poor hygiene, oral sex and other reasons that may seem trivial.
Types of STDs
Not always sexual relations are with people you trust. If the couple can be promiscuous or not known, the risk of transmission of infection or venereal disease increases, and it is better to prevent it.
The most common diseases in lesbian sex are cystitis (infection of urine), which is not exactly an STD but is spread by infected easily, and venereal-infective such as genital or oral herpes, pubic lice, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc. The article will detail more extensively, but it is wise to keep in mind the risk involved.
Cancer is another disease that can be detected in its early stages, if gynecological checkups are performed regularly, at least once every month. Mammograms and Pap test (which some women believe not need to be lesbian) prevent gravity in breast and uterine tumors. Arrive on time is to have beaten the disease with almost absolute security.
For all that, it is important that fears, taboos or social barriers that lesbian women can provide are put aside and are addressed with the same courage that come out socially in other areas. Strive for a more accessible health care for lesbians is part of the struggle for equal rights. And it can be vital to your health.