Home List of Titles Australian lesbian and bisexual women's health and social experiences of living with hepatitis C
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- Australian lesbian and bisexual women's health and social experiences of living with hepatitis C
- Banwell, Cathy; Bammer, Gabriele; Gifford, Sandra M.; O'Brien, Mary L.
- We recruited women in two Australian locations to complete a questionnaire on their health and social experiences of living with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among 462 respondents 9% identified themselves as lesbian and 14% as bisexual. Bisexuals were more disadvantaged than lesbians or heterosexuals on income, work status, home ownership, and level of education. Lesbians and bisexuals were less likely to be referred for HCV treatment and were more likely to report being treated negatively by any health professional. Lesbians and bisexuals experience HCV differently from one another and from heterosexuals. Their needs are not being met by women's health and HCV-specific services.
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- Journal article
- Health Care for Women International, Vol. 26, no. 4 (2005), pp. 340-354
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- FOR Code(s)
- 1110 Nursing; 1117 Public Health and Health Services
- Attitude of health personnel; Australia; Bisexuality; Chi-square distribution; Cross-sectional studies; Health practitioner; Health service; Health services accessibility; Health status; Hepatitis C; Heterosexuality; Homosexuality female; Lesbianism; Lifestyle; Medical education; Middle aged; Quality of life; Questionnaires; Risk factors; Sexual behavior; Social behavior; Social support; Victoria
- Taylor & Francis
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- Copyright © 2005 Taylor & Francis Inc.
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