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Love Yourself, Intimately

What you need to know about your sexual health.

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It’s never easy for a queer woman to see her healthcare provider for an annual gyno exam. Being an OB-GYN for the past 24 years, I see this reluctance and discomfort all the time. Being a lesbian OB-GYN, I feel even more sensitive to this problem and hopeful that I can change the minds of lesbians who have had traumatic gyno experiences and are not getting the healthcare they need. Let’s be honest: The majority of doctors are not sensitive to the issues surrounding the LGBTQ community.

Lesbian and bisexual women feel afraid and apprehensive about getting healthcare. Reasons include confidentiality and disclosure issues, uncertainty about their healthcare needs and risks, limited access to healthcare and health insurance, and discriminatory attitudes and treatment from healthcare providers. Know your rights. All healthcare providers must provide the same complete medical care to all their patients, including lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women.

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This is our Love issue, and inside we celebrate many formal expressions of love and commitment from diverse couples in different locations. We also remind readers to safeguard their health—sexual, psychological, and physical—which still needs to be maintained even within a committed relationship. Love isn’t as random as Cupid’s arrow. Getting it and keeping it need to be worked at. Decades of activism and visibility gave us the right to formalize our romantic unions—and vigilance will give us the right keep it.