The Role of Butch versus Femme Identity in Body Image and Breast Health Among Lesbians in Taiwan: Results of an Online Survey

Ya Ching Wang, Shiow Ru Chang, Nae Fang Miao

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摘要

Purpose: The views of butch- and femme-identified lesbians toward their own breasts, breast cancer, breast cancer screenings, and their behavior and intentions toward breast health care were examined and compared in this study. Methods: A total of 208 Taiwanese lesbians (134 butch-identified lesbians and 78 femme-identified lesbians) completed an online survey. Results: Butch-identified lesbians were more likely to hold negative views regarding their own breasts, which were found to be significantly and negatively associated with their actions in performing breast self-examinations when compared with femme-identified lesbians. Conclusions: Healthcare providers should be aware of and provide culturally competent care to lesbians with different identities. Clinical Relevance: The results can be employed as evidence for promoting lesbians’ breast health, particularly butch-identified lesbians. Healthcare providers should provide a supportive environment in order to promote a positive body image and improve breast health among lesbians.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)174-182
頁數9
期刊Journal of Nursing Scholarship
52
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 三月 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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