Heterosexism

Heterosexism

Breaking with tradition

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Rachel Epstein
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article focuses on how lesbians who are choosing to co-parent in couples are defining and living out their parenting. Shares stories of lesbian couples experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenting. How research can be useful. 


Profiles - violence in lesbian relationships a double invisibility : an interview with sally papsco

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Sally Papsco
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Vol 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an interview with sally papsco about violence in lesbian relationships. Identifies appropriate resources and support. Discusses the unique challenges of addressing intimate partner violence in lesbian communities. 

 

Women and AIDS

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Beth Easton
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Vol 13, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article maintains that the needs and experiences of women with HIV/AIDS is unique. Suggests different treatment and education strategies for a women-centered approach to HIV/AIDS. Shares resources available. 

We are family

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Karen Andrews
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Vol 10, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares the story of a lesbian couple denied coverage with OHIP. Discusses the importance of access to health care. Redefines "family". 

Healthcare and lesbians

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Robin Barnett
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Vol 6, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores health care issues of special concern to lesbians. Homophobia and challenges to accessing safe health care. Gynecological and breast health concerns. 

Transforming erotic power

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Marlana Valverde
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Vol 5, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article identifies the connections between the erotic, power, gender and oppression. Addresses the possibility for changing sexual behavior as well as sexual attitudes. 


Lesbians in therapy

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Frances Rooney
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Vol 3, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the fourth of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy. Examines the unique needs of lesbians seeking therapy. Describes leaderless lesbian therapy groups. 

Making lesbians visible in the substance use field

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English
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Paper
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Elizabeth Ettorre (ed.)
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Harrington Park Press
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Presents information on the complex relationships between sexual orientation and substance use. Argues for better addiction services for lesbian and bisexual women.

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ISBN13 9781560236177
LEBH.M35 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Co-published simultaneously as Journal of lesbian studies, volume 9, number 3, 2005. --- Review, April 2006: Lesbians and bisexual women are more likely than heterosexual women to report alcohol and substance abuse, yet existing alcohol and drug services are inadequate to meet the needs of this community. Substance use for these women is often enmeshed in issues relating to sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or making connections with queer people and communities. Lesbian substance users aren't able to bring forward the whole of their experiences when they are in environments that are non-supportive and where they experience homophobia. They become invisible. This book is a step in helping to create environments in which the hurt of invisibility can begin to be healed. The various papers captured here highlight how a lesbian sensitive perspective on lesbian health and substance use can shed new light on this neglected research area, as well as illuminate important areas of concern for treaters and researchers alike.

Invisibility, safety and psycho-social distress among same-sex attracted women in rural South Australia

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English
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Online
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Jane Edwards
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Rural and Remote Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Australia

Examines how same-sex attracted (SSA) women experience life in rural areas of Australia and how this influences their psycho-social wellbeing.

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ISSN 14456354 (Online)

Silent no more: making health and social services accessible to lesbians: research report summary

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Isabelle Mimeault
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Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Provides a summary of research looking at the barriers lesbians face when trying to access health and/or social services in Quebec. Includes a list of recommendations aimed at making health and social services accessible to all lesbians.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 298064336X
LEBH.M56 2003
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available from Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes
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