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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2009 Jan-Feb;38(1):81-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2008.00306.x.

Social justice considerations for lesbian and bisexual women's health care.

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  • 1Radford University School of Nursing, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Bent Mountain, VA 24059, USA.


Lesbian and bisexual women share much with heterosexual women such as the desire to parent and the risk for partner violence. However, these women have unique risks associated with heavy alcohol use, smoking, obesity, and nulliparity. As nurses become increasingly aware of the need for social justice advocacy for marginalized groups, they are in a good position to advocate for lesbian and bisexual women and to bring visibility to their poor treatment in the health care setting.

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