Healthcare experiences of a Black lesbian in the United States.

Abstract

Little is known about the healthcare experiences of Black lesbian and bisexual women. This exploratory study examined the healthcare experiences of a 24-year-old Black lesbian and the interconnection between race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity in her lived experiences. Data were gathered through an in-depth audio-recorded interview. Findings revealed the risks of and barriers to self-disclosure in healthcare settings, factors that influence the quality of the patient-provider relationship, and the positive and negative healthcare experiences of this Black American lesbian. This study is an important first step in exploring the healthcare experiences of Black lesbian and bisexual women. The findings of this case study highlight themes and avenues for future research. Clinical implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.

DOI: 10.1177/1359105317690036

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@article{Ejaife2017HealthcareEO, title={Healthcare experiences of a Black lesbian in the United States.}, author={Ofa L Ejaife and Ivy Ho}, journal={Journal of health psychology}, year={2017}, pages={1359105317690036} }