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References for this Section

1. Peterkin A, Risdon C. Caring for Lesbian and Gay People: A Clinical Guide. 2003. University of Toronto Press Incorporated. Toronto, Ontario.

2. Anonymous [Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association]. Health care needs of gay men and lesbians in the United States. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1996;275(17):1354-1359.

3. Lee R. Health care problems of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. Western Journal of Medicine. 2000;172:403-408.

4. Solarz, AL Ed. Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future. Washington DC. National Academy Press; 1999.

5. Roberts SJ. Lesbian health research: a review and recommendations for future research. Health Care for Women International. 2001;22:537-552.

6. Valanis BG, Bowen DJ, Bassfort T, Whitlock E, Charney P, Carter RA. Sexual orientation and health: comparisons in the women's health initiative sample. Archives of Family Medicine. 2000;9(9):843-53.

7. Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Council. A Provider's Handbook on Culturally Competent Care: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Population. Oakland, CA. Kaiser Permanente; 2000.

8. Rosenfeld, JA, Ed. Handbook of Women's Health. New York, NY. Cambridge University Press; 2001.

9. Hudspith M. Caring for Lesbian Health: A Resource for Canadian Health Care Providers, Policy Makers and Planners, Revised Edition. 2001. Health Canada. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/women/facts_issues/lesbian_health.htm. Accessed October 24, 2003.

10. Garofalo R, Katz E. Health care issues of gay and lesbian youth. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2001;13:298-302.

11. East JA, El Rayess F. Pediatricians' approach to the health care of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. Journal of Adolescent Health. 1998;23:191-193.

12. Perrin EC and Kulkin H. Pediatric care for children whose parents are gay or lesbian. Pediatrics. 1996;97(5): 629-635

13. For more on custody laws and same sex families see the article "Custody Issues for Gay & Lesbian Parents" By Margaret Buist at: http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/html/gay___lesbian.html accessed January 10, 2007