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dc.contributor.authorMooney-Somers, Julie
dc.contributor.authorDeacon, R
dc.contributor.authorRichters, Juliet
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Karen
dc.contributor.authorSophia, León de la Barra
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Karen
dc.contributor.authorPrestage, Garrett
dc.contributor.authorClayton, Stevie
dc.contributor.authorParkhill, Nicolas
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-11
dc.date.available2013-03-11
dc.date.issued2012-01-01
dc.identifier.citationMooney-Somers, J, Deacon, RM, Richters, J, Price, K, León de la Barra, S, Schneider, K, Prestage, G, Clayton, S, Parkhill, N (2012) Women in contact with the gay and lesbian community in Sydney: Report of the Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) Survey 2006, 2008 and 2010 Sydney: ACON & VELiM, University of Sydney.en_AU
dc.identifier.issn978-1-74210-277-1
dc.identifier.issn978-1-74210-278-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/8968
dc.description.abstractThe Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) survey was first carried out in 1996. It was initiated by workers from two ACON projects, Women Partners of Gay and Bisexual Men and the Gay and Lesbian Injecting Drug Use Project, who were faced with a lack of empirical evidence on which to base their intervention work. While research on same-sex-attracted women’s health and wellbeing has increased since then, epidemiological data on sexual health, mental health, experiences of abuse and violence and behaviours such as screening, illicit drug use, alcohol and smoking that can leave women vulnerable to adverse health outcomes, is still scarce. Moreover, as long as the inclusion of sexuality questions in large epidemiological surveys remains patchy or data is reported only by sexuality and not by sexuality and gender, SWASH provides a unique and important source of health-related information in Australian lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women. SWASH has been run biennially since 1996 by a collaboration of ACON and researchers at the University of New South Wales (until 2009), and now the University of Sydney (since 2010). The survey is regularly revised to reflect the needs of the community and research needs identified through research literature. Over its lifetime, SWASH has become a comprehensive survey of sexual health and wellbeing, violence, mental health and levels of psychological distress, and a number of other important health issues relevant to LBQ women, such as illicit drug use, alcohol consumption, and cancer screening behaviours. Where possible, questions have been used from established national surveys such as the National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS), the Australian Study of Health and Relationships (ASHR), and the Australian Longitudinal Survey of Women’s Health (ALSWH). This report presents results from surveys collected at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day and other community events and venues during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras seasons in 2006, 2008 and 2010.en_AU
dc.language.isoen_AUen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydney & ACONen_AU
dc.subjectlesbianen_AU
dc.subjectwomenen_AU
dc.subjecthealthen_AU
dc.subjectcommunityen_AU
dc.subjectsmokingen_AU
dc.subjectalcoholen_AU
dc.titleWomen in contact with the Sydney gay and lesbian community: Report of the Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) Survey 2006, 2008 and 2010en_AU
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_AU
dc.subject.asrc111706en_AU
dc.subject.asrc111799en_AU
dc.type.pubtypePost-printen_AU


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