Brief report: the relationship between multiple forms of oppression and subjective health among Black lesbian and bisexual women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of lesbian studies, Volume 15, Issue 1, p.15-24 (2011)

Keywords:

RIMI Supported

Abstract:

<p>This study was designed to explore the relationships between multiple forms of oppression and subjective physical health among a community sample of 85 Black lesbian and bisexual women. Self-report surveys assessing health behaviors, physical and mental health status, and experiences with discrimination were administered during a weekend retreat of a community-based organization serving this population. Structural equation modeling showed there were significant, but different, relationships between subjective health and two types of oppression, heterosexism and weight-based discrimination. Further research on the independent and intersectional effects of multiple forms of oppression on health is needed.</p>