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The influence of care continuity and disclosure of sexual orientation in general practice on the use of mental health services among sexual minority women

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This study looked at how SMW’s engagement with GPs shapes their access to mental health services, together with the structural inequalities that need to be addressed to promote positive health and wellbeing. 


The Private Lives 3 study from which this data was drawn was funded by the Victorian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services. Secondary analyses of data concerning cervical screening were made possible by funding from the Cancer Council Victoria with the support of the Victorian Government.


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ALMA ( Australian Lesbian Medical Association)

Type of report

  • Not-for-profit research report


ARCSHS, La Trobe University

Place of publication

Melbourne, Australia



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