Stigma and stereotypes: Women and sexually transmitted infections

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dc.contributor.author East, Leah en_US
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Debra en_US
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Louise en_US
dc.contributor.author Peters, Kathleen en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:34:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011001702 en_US
dc.identifier.citation East Leah et al. 2012, 'Stigma and stereotypes: Women and sexually transmitted infections', Elsevier, vol. 19, pp. 15-21. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1322-7696 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18657
dc.description.abstract Sexually transmitted infections have long been associated with stigma and stereotypes due to their very nature. Throughout history sexually transmitted infections have been associated with female prostitution and deviant immoral behaviour making women who contract these infections particularly vulnerable to being stigmatised and stereotyped. Although the stigma attached to such infections has previously been documented in the literature, the aim of this research was to gain in depth insight into young Australian womena??s experiences of having a sexually transmitted infection from a feminist perspective. Findings from this study provide insight into the onerous effects stigma can have on women with these infections and sheds light on how these effects can influence self-perceptions, fear of rejection and feelings of unworthiness. These findings can provide nurses with greater understanding and insight into the effects of stigma on womena??s experiences of having a sexually transmitted infection. Having this understanding and insight has the potential to promote therapeutic care and minimise the stigma that may be felt among women who have contracted this type of infection. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2011.10.001 en_US
dc.title Stigma and stereotypes: Women and sexually transmitted infections en_US
dc.parent Collegian en_US
dc.journal.volume 19 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 15 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 21 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 0000066805 en_US
dc.personcode 112168 en_US
dc.personcode 0000069041 en_US
dc.personcode 0000068987 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Nursing; Stigma; Stereotypes; Sexually transmitted infections; Womena??s health en_US


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