Lesbians are visible to society, health care providers, and researchers as women, not as an identified sub-group of women.
Lesbian invisibility contributes to their collective increased vulnerability, as evidenced by decreased societal and environmental resource availability, threats to social connectedness, and barriers in accessing health care.
The factors that have led to increased vulnerability have shown up in risks of violence, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and chemical dependency among lesbians.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Homme, Femelle, Comportement sexuel, Homosexualité, Soin, Santé, Qualité, Risque, Morbidité, Violence, Victimologie, Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Human, Female, Sexual behavior, Homosexuality, Care, Health, Quality, Risk, Morbidity, Violence, Victimology, Drug addiction, Alcoholism
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0301441
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 16/11/1999.