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Australian lesbian and bisexual women's health and social experiences of living with hepatitis C

Banwell, Cathy; Gifford, Sandra; O'Brien, Mary L; Bammer, Gabriele

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We recruited women in two Australian locations to complete a questionnaire on their health and social experiences of living with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among 462 respondents 9% identified themselves as lesbian and 14% as bisexual. Bisexuals were more disadvantaged than lesbians or heterosexuals on income, work status, home ownership, and level of education. Lesbians and bisexuals were less likely to be referred for HCV treatment and were more likely to report being treated negatively by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/82602
Source: Health Care for Women International
DOI: 10.1080/07399330590925862

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