Kara Malone

Kara Malone

Kara Malone

Presentation: Lesbian Health: What We Have and What We Need
Day: Thursday
Time: Breakout Session 4
Where: Franklin/Hamilton

Presentation Description:
This presentation will be delivered as an oral presentation with a supplemental PowerPoint. Health inequity and disparities within the lesbian community will be. Information regarding disparities will be reviewed as well as theories as to why the disparities exist. A discussion of potential solutions that involve education, research goals, community engagement and fostering a safe environment within women’s healthcare for non-gender conforming people will be discussed as ways to help increase the access and utilization of women’s health by lesbians and other members of the LGBTQAI community.

Objectives:
1. Discuss health disparities present in the Lesbian Community.
2. Review theories of why disparities exist in healthcare and research.
3. Discuss potential solutions to improve lesbian utilization of preventive women’s health with the goal of decreasing disparities.