Older lesbians: experiences of aging, discrimination and resilience.
Older lesbians are, at minimum, a triple threat of marginalization due to ageism, heterosexism, and sexism. A national survey specific to this often-invisible population has not occurred in over 25 years. The present study was completed to reveal the needs, strengths, and experiences of the current cohort of older lesbians. Four hundred fifty-six older lesbians responded to an online survey on topics including sociodemographics, social activity, health, sexual identity, family relationships, romantic relationships, service/program use, mental health, end-of-life care, and discrimination. The results and implications are included as well as a comparison to the last studied cohort.
School of Social Work, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceJournal of women & aging 23:3 2011 pg 216-32
Aged, 80 and over
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't