Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Generational differences in mental, sexual, reproductive, maternal and child health among Australian sexual minority women (lesbian, bisexual, mostly heterosexual).
This project aims to examine generational differences in mental, sexual, reproductive, maternal and child health between heterosexual and sexual minority women (lesbian, bisexual, mostly heterosexual; SMW). Previous analysis indicates that SMW are more likely than heterosexual women to have poorer mental health, higher substance use, lower satisfaction with healthcare and are at an increased risk of experiencing STIs and                unintended pregnancy. Sexual minority status is also associated with preconception risk behaviours that can       have a negative impact on maternal, infant and child outcomes. This project will examine if these risk                behaviours and health disparities continue to exist and impact on maternal and child health outcomes through     comparing differences among three cohorts of women.

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Prof Jayne Lucke
A/Prof Leah East
A/Prof Bethany Everett
Prof Tonda Hughes
Prof Jayne Lucke
A/Prof Ruth McNair
Dr Cindy Woods