Lesbian and bisexual health care. DISCUSSION

When patients are faced with the difficulties of disclosure, family physicians have a pivotal role. The data reported here extend previous work by Geddes on what factors (eg, attitude, sex) are important when lesbian or bisexual patients choose their physicians. Over and above this information, however, this study shows that lesbian and bisexual women must…

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Lesbian and bisexual health care. MAIN OUTCOME FINDINGS

Participant characteristics are described in Table 1. Mean age was 37.2 years. Most respondents identified themselves as lesbian, and more than half reported being in cohabiting relationships. About two thirds of participants lived in urban regions. More than half had university degrees or higher, making the sample highly educated. We interviewed one vision-impaired woman, two…

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Lesbian and bisexual health care. METHOD

Setting The study took place in the province of Nova Scotia. The larger study was designed to generate data about all facets of lesbian and bisexual participants’ experiences of seeking health care. A qualitative component provided information about participants’ interactions with health care workers and about individuals’ personal experiences of barriers to care. The proposal…

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Lesbian and bisexual health care

Straight talk about experiences with physicians. How do lesbian and bisexual women perсеivе the role of their family physicians? little research addresses this question for lesbian women and none addresses it for bisexual women. What we do know suggests that providers’ attitudes and behaviours can profoundly affect lesbians’ health-seeking behaviours. In a review of the…

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