Stigma and stereotypes: Women and sexually transmitted infections

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Show simple item record East, L Jackson, DE O'Brien, L Peters, K 2012-10-12T03:34:29Z 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Collegian, 2012, 19 (1), pp. 15 - 21
dc.identifier.issn 1322-7696
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
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 womenâs 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 womenâs 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.
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.colegn.2011.10.001
dc.title Stigma and stereotypes: Women and sexually transmitted infections
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Collegian
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 19
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 FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 112168
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Nursing; Stigma; Stereotypes; Sexually transmitted infections; Womena??s health en_US
dc.description.keywords HUMAN T-CELLS
dc.description.keywords NKT CELLS
dc.description.keywords ALPHA-GALACTOSYLCERAMIDE
dc.description.keywords IN-VIVO
dc.description.keywords MEDIATED CYTOTOXICITY
dc.description.keywords RECEPTOR EXPRESSION
dc.description.keywords DENDRITIC CELLS
dc.description.keywords CUTTING EDGE
dc.description.keywords TUMORICIDAL ACTIVITY
dc.description.keywords IMMUNE-RESPONSES
dc.description.keywords Nursing
dc.description.keywords Stigma
dc.description.keywords Stereotypes
dc.description.keywords Sexually transmitted infections
dc.description.keywords Womenâs health
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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