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Healing Trauma In LGBTQ Communities

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Trauma in the Lesbian Community

25-Nov-2017
York Suite

Lesbian Community

  • Prevalence of childhood trauma in lesbian community is found between 14-70% with mean at 43% across 7 studies.  Multiple authors note lesbian women and bisexual women are less accounted for in statistics than gay and bisexual men. 
  • Understanding that the prevalence of alcoholism is the highest amongst lesbians than the other GBT populations
  • Risk of adult onset PTSD in lesbians is 3x that of the heterosexual control group

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