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ERIC Number: EJ865180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
"The L Pack": Addressing the Sexual Health Needs of Young Lesbians
McAlister, Siobhan; Neill, Gail
Child Care in Practice, v15 n3 p209-226 Jul 2009
Concerns about the sexual health of women who identify as other than heterosexual have been highlighted in numerous research reports, yet access to information, advice and services remains limited within Northern Ireland. In response to this, a group of young women have produced a sexual health resource ("The L Pack") specifically for those who identify as lesbian or bisexual. This article discusses the issue of lesbian sexual health and the rationale for the production of The L Pack. Drawing upon discussions with the young women involved and the various partners, it outlines the participatory process of producing information for young women by young women, the meaning and value of this and the nature of learning for all involved. Illustrating feminist and related principles through practice examples, the article outlines how the project moved from a focus on individual learning to one where the young women involved gained the knowledge, skills and confidence to take their learning to their peers and others. (Contains 1 figure and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)