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lesbian

 [lez´be-an]
1. pertaining to lesbianism.
2. a female homosexual.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

les·bi·an

(lez'bē-ăn),
1. A female homosexual.
2. Pertaining to homosexuality between women.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
adjective Referring to female homosexuality
noun A female homosexual person
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

lesbian

adjective Referring to female homosexuality noun A female homosexual
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

les·bi·an

(lez'bē-ăn)
1. A female homosexual or a female homosexual lifestyle.
2. One who practices lesbianism.
See also: gay
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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* Training of counsellors, therapists, confessors, and spiritual directors to affirm those with homosexual orientation and to refrain from suggesting or counselling a gay or lesbian person that his or her "orientation should be changed or reversed by therapy or prayer."
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Smith was responsible for the first anthologies to feature works by black lesbian authors: She was coeditor of Conditions: Five--The Black Women's Issue (Conditions, 1988) and editor of Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology (Kitchen Table/Women of Color, 1983).
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In spite of this increased visibility and acceptance--and just as African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans continue to experience job discrimination (Bowman, 1993)--gay men and lesbian women continue to experience difficulty in the workplace (Adams, 1997; Anastas, 1998; Diamant, 1993; Kirby, 2002).
When Western blot assay was used to detect type-specific antibodies among 392 women in the Seattle Lesbian Health Study, antibodies to HSV-1 were detected in 182 (46%), and to HSV-2 in 31 (8%) (15).
According to the NGLTF, donor insemination use among lesbian couples has increased since the 1980s.
Hankin argues that mainstream representations of the lesbian bar work to contain rather than expand lesbian spatial and sexual liberation.

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