Lesbian Health Clinic
Lesbian Well Woman Health Care Services
The Lesbian Health Clinic provides quality OB/GYN health care services for Lesbian, Bisexual,Transgender, Intersex, and gender Queer people bringing over 35 years of experience in LGBTIQ health care. The Lesbian Health Clinic offers a wide range of health services for LGBTIQ people including gentle, supportive and informative exams.
Breast/Chest & Vaginal Self-Examination
We teach breast/chest self-examination vaginal self-examination with a plastic speculum and as part of routine care and give speculums to keep and take home. Vaginal self-examination helps women to become more knowledgeable about their bodies, enabling them to detect common vaginal conditions such as yeast and signs of ovulation for timing donor insemination.
Donor Insemination, also Known as Artificial Insemination
Donor insemination enables Lesbians and single women to become pregnant using frozen sperm from a sperm bank or fresh sperm from a known donor. Services include training in highly accurate methods of cycle charting and fertility awareness to detect ovulation though vaginal self-examination, with a plastic speculum, plastic speculums, training in self-insemination at home or insemination in our office, sperm bank access, donor ID release availability, infertility services and pregnancy testing.
Lesbians Considering Parenting Workshops
Lesbians Considering Parenting is a monthly workshop that explores parenting issues and options including donor insemination, foster parenting, co-parenting, adoption, financial concerns, coming out to our children, birth settings and the realities of parenting. This workshop meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at our San Diego office located at 2141 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego CA 92104.
PMS, Menopause, Vaginal Infections, Bladder Infections, etc...
The Lesbian Health Clinic addresses a wide range of common health concerns including menstrual cramps, PMS, menopause, hot flashes, vaginal infections, bladder infections, and much more.
Natural Hormones, Bioidentical Hormones & Thyroid Care
Most people can effectively support their hormonal health through natural means such nutritional, exercise, acupuncture, herbs, Qigong and meditation We can also address hormonal issues such as thyroid disorders and sever symptoms that occur in some women around the time of menopause with a variety of methods including bio identical hormones and prescription thyroid medication.
STD Testing & Rapid HIV Antibody Testing with15 Minute Results
We offer comprehensive STD testing and treatment and Rapid HIV antibody testing with 15 minute results. Testing is strictly confidential and can be done walk in and by appointment We also do the early HIV DNA by PCR, T-cell subsets, the Herpes Western Blot test and HPV DNA testing.
Safer Sex Guidelines for Lesbians/Women Loving Women
While STDs and HIV are less common among Lesbians, Our National Lesbian and Bi Women’s Health Survey did discover that women have become infected with all STD and HIV through unprotected sex with a woman partner. Safer sex in important for women having sex with women whose sexual and testing history/herstory is unknown. Safer Sex is worth it! Please call us for Safer “Sex Guidelines for Lesbians/Women Loving Women”
Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals
Nutritional consultations, vitamins and minerals are also available as part of our prevention oriented care. Stress and irregular eating habits can create nutritional deficiencies and also contribute to digestive problems, low energy, PMS, menopausal discomforts, and other conditions. Good nutrition can help the body get back on track.
Acupuncture & Herbs
Acupuncture is a safe, comfortable and highly effective traditional Chinese method of healing and promoting wellness. Based on over 2500 years of human research, Acupuncturists insert hair fine sterile disposal needles into specific points on the body to stimulate and strengthen Q (Chi) or vital energy. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be extremely helpful in addressing a myriad of health concerns including digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological and immune conditions, pain, sports injury, insomnia, hot flashes, stress, fertility and more.
Life can be stressful. Meditation helps bring one’s life into balance. Introductory talks are given every first Sunday of the month at 10am at our offices. Always free, never a charge. Call for info 619-260-0810.
National Lesbian and Bi Women's Health Survey
Over 6000 women have participated in our National Lesbian and Bi Women's Health Survey. This groundbreaking research has helped to identify rates and risks for cancers and other health concerns in Lesbian and Bisexual women.
We believe that Lesbians, Bisexual women, Gay men and Transgender people have a right to control over their bodies, sexuality and reproduction. Additionally, we believe that every person has a right to complete information about and access to all health and healing options so that they can make truly informed decisions about their bodies, health care and lives.
Lesbian Patients Bill of Rights
The Lesbian Patients bill of rights spells out your rights in receiving health care services. Copies are available at our office. Please call 619-260-0810.