Lesbian and bisexual women's human rights, sexual rights and sexual citizenship: negotiating sexual health in England.

FORMBY, Eleanor (2011). Lesbian and bisexual women's human rights, sexual rights and sexual citizenship: negotiating sexual health in England. Culture, health and sexuality, 13 (10), 1165-79.

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Abstract

Lesbian and bisexual women's sexual health is neglected in much Government policy and practice in England and Wales. This paper examines lesbian and bisexual women's negotiation of sexual health, drawing on findings from a small research project. Themes explored include invisibility and lack of information, influences on decision-making and sexual activities and experiences of services and barriers to sexual healthcare. Key issues of importance in this respect are homophobic and heterosexist social contexts. Drawing on understandings of lesbian, gay and bisexual human rights, sexual rights and sexual citizenship, it is argued that these are useful lenses through which to examine and address lesbian and bisexual women's sexual health and related inequalities.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: 10.1080/13691058.2011.610902
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 16:46
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2015 06:45
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4065

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