Trauma in the 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