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  6. Cochran SD, Mays VM, Bowen D et al. Cancer-related risk indicators and preventive screening behaviors among lesbians and bisexual women. American Journal of Public Health 2001; 91(4): 591-7.

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  9. Eliason MJ, Schope R. Does "Don't ask don't tell" apply to health care? Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual people's disclosure to health care providers. Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 2001; 5(4): 125-34.

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  29. Cochran SD, Sullivan JG, Mays VM. Prevalence of mental disorders, psychological distress, and mental health services use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in the United States. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2003; 71(1): 53-61.

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  44. Cochran SD, Mays VM. Disclosure of sexual preference to physicians by black lesbian and bisexual women. The Western Journal of Medicine 1998; 149(5): 616-9.

  45. Rankow EJ, Tessaro I. Cervical cancer risk and Papanicolaou screening in a sample of lesbian and bisexual women. Journal of Family Practice 1998; 47(2): 139-43.