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Navigating unintelligibility: Queer Australian young women’s negotiations of safe sex and risk

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Grant, R and Nash, M, Navigating unintelligibility: Queer Australian young women's negotiations of safe sex and risk, Journal of Health Psychology pp. 1-4. ISSN 1359-1053 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1177/1359105317741658

Abstract

Australian public health promotion positions safe sex as a biomedical, heteronormative concept. Consequently, there is a dearth of scholarly research examining queer young women’s sexual health. To fill this knowledge gap, this article considers how Australian bisexual and queer young women understand ‘safe sex’ and conceptualise ‘good’ sexual citizenship. Drawing on qualitative interviews with 15 participants in Tasmania, findings reveal that although queer women understand heterosexual safe sex, there is little awareness of safer sexual practices with female partners. We argue that gendered sexual scripts shape perceptions of sexual health risk whereby queer women adopt multiple situation-dependent approaches to safer sex.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:queer, women's health, Tasmania, safe sex
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Women's Health
Author:Grant, R (Miss Ruby Grant)
Author:Nash, M (Dr Meredith Nash)
ID Code:122485
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-11-15
Last Modified:2017-11-16
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