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lesbianism

 [lez´be-ah-nizm]
homosexuality between women.

les·bi·an·ism

(lez'bē-ăn-izm),
Homosexuality in women.
Synonym(s): sapphism
[G. lesbios, relating to the island of Lesbos]

lesbianism

/les·bi·an·ism/ (lez´be-in-izm″) homosexuality between women.
Sexual preference by women for other women
Medical issues Lesbianism is far less studied medically than male homosexuality. Early studies indicate that lesbians are more often obese, exercise less, smoke more, eat fewer fruits and vegetables, suffer more from anxiety and depression, and are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. The trilogy of alcohol abuse, obesity and poor nutrition increases lesbians’ risk of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers. Sexually-transmitted infections seen in lesbians include bacterial vaginosis, HPV, trichomonas, and herpes. Syphilis, gonorrhoea, and HIV are relatively uncommon in lesbians

les·bi·an·ism

(lez'bē-ăn-izm)
Homosexuality involving women.
Synonym(s): sapphism.
[G. lesbios, relating to the island of Lesbos]

lesbianism

Female homosexuality. Long-term stable lesbian relationships are common, as in male homosexuality. The term comes from the Greek female poet Sappho, who lived on the island of Lesbos with her followers during the 7th century BC.
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