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Author(s): Marques, A. M.
Nogueira, C.
Oliveira, J. M.
Date: 2015
Title: Lesbians on medical encounters: tales of heteronormativity, deception, and expectations
Volume: 36
Number: 9
Pages: 988 - 1006
ISSN: 0739-9332
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1080/07399332.2014.888066
Abstract: The experiences of lesbian women in medical encounters prove particularly relevant for understanding their difficulties in their relationship with professionals and health services. We carried out semistructured interviews with 30 women aged 21 to 63 years, who define themselves as lesbian. The analysis highlights the difficulties experienced in disclosure of sexuality in medical encounters, the tendency for doctors to come across as heteronormative, and also medical practices experienced as appropriate by interviewees. Analysis of participant experiences demonstrates the need for reflection and decision making to promote the recognition of the sexual citizenship of lesbian women and their empowerment.
Peerreviewed: yes
Access type: Embargoed Access
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