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dc.contributor.authorGermanos, Rada
dc.contributor.authorDeacon, Rachel M
dc.contributor.authorMooney-Somers, Julie
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-25
dc.date.available2015-08-25
dc.date.issued2015-08-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/13712
dc.description.abstractOur analysis aimed to identify the major risk behaviors and health issues for young lesbian, bisexual and queer women, and combine this with lifestyle and community engagement data to guide targeted health promotion for these groups.We conducted statistical analysis of 379 self-complete surveys from women aged 17–30 years attending lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) community events during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival period in February 2010 and 2012. We found concerning rates of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use across all groups; a mental illness diagnosis and formal psychological support access were common. Queer women had the highest rates of illicit drug use, experiences of sexual coercion, and anti-LGBTQ discrimination. They were also the most proactive with their health. Bisexual women had low STI testing despite having high rates of sexual activity with both men and women. Lesbian women had the poorest uptake of Pap smears and STI testing. Findings demonstrate that meaningful sexual behavior is irrelevant for the majority of health disparities affecting sexual minority women. Meaningful engagement with contemporary sexual identities and their local social and cultural significance is essential for the development of appropriate and effective targeted public health interventions.en_AU
dc.description.sponsorshipSWASH owes a deep debt of gratitude to ACON (a leading health promotion organization specializing in HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex [LGBTI] Health), particularly the staff in Policy, Strategy, and Research, and the staff and volunteers in the Lesbian and Same Sex Attracted Women’s Health Project, for continued practical and financial support.en_AU
dc.language.isoen_AUen_AU
dc.publisherLGBT Health, Volume 2, Number 2, 2015en_AU
dc.subjecthealth promotionen_AU
dc.subjectsexual minorityen_AU
dc.subjectbisexualen_AU
dc.subjecthealthen_AU
dc.subjectlesbianen_AU
dc.subjectqueeren_AU
dc.subjectsexual identityen_AU
dc.subjectwomenen_AU
dc.titleThe social and cultural significance of women’s sexual identities should guide health promotion: an analysis of the Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) surveyen_AU
dc.typeArticleen_AU
dc.subject.asrcFoR::111712 - Health Promotionen_AU
dc.identifier.doi10.1089/lgbt.2014.0118
dc.type.pubtypePublisher versionen_AU


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