Our health, our say: Towards a feminist perspective of lesbian health psychology.

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dc.contributor.author Fish, Julie
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-17T16:41:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-17T16:41:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Fish, J. (2009) Our Health, Our Say: Towards a Feminist Perspective of Lesbian Health Psychology. Feminism and Psychology, 19 (4), pp. 437-453. en
dc.identifier.issn 1461-7161
dc.identifier.issn 0959-3535
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/4748
dc.description.abstract Although women’s health has been a central concern of feminist psychology, lesbian health has been largely overlooked. Adopting a feminist approach, this article considers the distinctiveness of lesbian health psychology by examining the contexts for lesbian health. Notions of disease and risk have underpinned the endeavour of constituting lesbians’ health as a research discipline. Dominant traditions have established lesbian health psychology along key dimensions of difference from heterosexual women: differences in risk and preventive health behaviours, in healthy behaviours, in experiences of healthcare, in mental health and in experiences of discrimination. In this article, I propose an agenda for a critically informed perspective of lesbian health psychology and for explanations that do not reinscribe pathology. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage
dc.subject activism en
dc.subject theory en
dc.subject heterosexism and homophobia en
dc.subject lesbian health agendas en
dc.title Our health, our say: Towards a feminist perspective of lesbian health psychology. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959353509342692
dc.researchgroup Participation & Social Justice
dc.researchgroup Social Work
dc.researchgroup Reproduction Research Group
dc.researchgroup Health Policy
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1366719837_9910681008431_22_2

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