Mental health issues are real, however we hardly speak about it.
*Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
*While specific mental health issues have their own symptoms, somethings to look out for include:
* Source: http://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-health/index.html
Do lesbians need gynecologic care? Yes!
Many lesbians feel they’re at a no to low risk (96%*) for getting STIs because they’re not having sex with men. You still need to do pap smears, STI and HIV testing. See a gynecologist for check-ups.
*QCJ 2014 survey
Common STIs that can be passed between women include:
Heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all women.
Cancer. The most common cancers for all women are breast, lung, colon, uterine, and ovarian. Several factors put lesbian and bisexual women at higher risk for developing some cancers.