“Lesbian and bisexual women are at risk of contracting HPV, which is the cause of 99.7% of cervical cancers. Therefore all eligible women, regardless of their sexual orientation, should have regular cervical screening.”
The annual fundraiser is in its fifth year and is co-produced by entertainment powerhouses Linda Perry and Brent Bolthouse. The event is open to the public and funds raised will go to the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's programs for homeless youth, seniors and women.
Despite the fact that bisexual and lesbian-identified young women have high rates of sexual encounters with male partners and the additional risks this poses to their reproductive health, research shows they do not seek annual health check-ups.