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Under what conditions do lesbians disclose their sexual orientation to primary healthcare providers? A review of the literature.
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PMID:  22455342     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Under what conditions do lesbians disclose their sexual orientation to primary healthcare providers? A review of the literature was undertaken to answer this question and to provide insight into the ways healthcare professionals can play an active role assisting their lesbian patients in "coming out." Thirty empirical studies met the inclusion criteria and were reviewed. Collectively, these separate studies have found that a myriad of internal (patient attributes) and external (healthcare context, patient-provider relationship) factors influence disclosure. The discussion highlights the critical role of healthcare professionals in supporting disclosure.
Authors:
Melissa St Pierre
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of lesbian studies     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1540-3548     ISO Abbreviation:  J Lesbian Stud     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9891002     Medline TA:  J Lesbian Stud     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-219     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a Department of Psychology , University of Windsor , Windsor , Ontario , Canada.
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