The ending of menstruation: perspectives and experiences of lesbian and heterosexual women at menopause
|Title:||The ending of menstruation: perspectives and experiences of lesbian and heterosexual women at menopause||Authors:||Hyde, Abbey
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4176||Date:||29-Apr-2011||Abstract:||This article aims to theorize how a sample of menopausal women, lesbian and heterosexual, construct the ending of their periods, and what the experience means for them. Findings indicate that for most of the lesbian participants (who were in a sizeable minority), emotions of loss at the ending of periods were simultaneously expressed alongside positive feelings, and they engaged in greater introspection around the issue than did heterosexual women. However, lesbians did not all take up a singular subject position in relation to menstruation, indicating that there is fragmentation and plurality in how the body is experienced across a group.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)||Copyright (published version):||Taylor & Francis Group||Keywords:||Ireland;Lesbian;Menopause;Menstruation;Qualitative methods||DOI:||10.1080/08952841.2011.561145||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems Research Collection|
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