In Latest Affront, Trump Health Department Scrubs Guidance for Lesbian and Bisexual Women From Website

September 25, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

A government watchdog revealed on Wednesday that information on lesbian and bisexual women’s health issues has been quietly removed from the Health and Human Services Department’s (HHS) website under the Trump administration, leading to outcry from health advocacy groups.

Links to an up-to-date page, last reviewed in 2012 and detailing risk factors for lesbian and bisexual women, sexually transmitted infections, and challenges the population faces in the healthcare system, were taken down and the page was removed from the Office of Women’s Health’s (OWH) website last fall, according to the Sunlight Foundation.

The page was replaced with a fact sheet about lesbian and bisexual women’s health that was last updated in 2009, but the page can only be navigated to by conducting a word search on the OWH site. No other links to the information exist on the website.