Disclosure of sexual preference to physicians by black lesbian and bisexual women.
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Participants included 2, late adolescents from the Pittsburgh Girls Study, of whom Weight and height were used to calculate body mass index BMI at ages 10 through 14 years. Data were collected on child reported loneliness at ages 8 to 10 and peer victimization from 10 to 14 years. LGB females had higher BMIs and greater increases in BMI from ages 10—14 years compared to heterosexual females and reported higher levels of loneliness and peer victimization in childhood.
Physicians' ability to diagnose and treat health care problems, particularly those with a psychosocial component, is facilitated by accurate information concerning the life-styles of their patients. White lesbians have been shown to be generally reluctant to disclose sexual orientation to their physicians, but little, if anything, is known about black lesbians. In the sample, only a third of the women had. Previous sexual experiences, both heterosexual and homosexual, were also queried to illuminate patterns of gynecologic health risk factors. Nearly all of the women reported previous heterosexual experiences.