Lesbians and menopause

Kelly, Jenny (2015) Lesbians and menopause. Queensland Women's Health Network News, April. p. 5.

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Research on menopause has largely been conducted from a medicalised and heterosexist perspective and as a result, lesbians' experiences remain unknown and invisible. Whilst working as a women's health nurse, I became acutely aware of the heterosexist nature of printed information on menopause. It was at this time that I decided to explore lesbians' experiences of menopause as a PhD topic. In this piece, I share the views expressed by many participants of that study who challenge the negative, stereotypical perceptions of menopause and add a new positive dimension to the current narrow view of women at mid life.

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Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
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Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 23:02
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 100%
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