Being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI): sources of support for young women

East, Leah, Jackson, Debra, O'Brien, Louise and Peters, Kath 2015, Being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI): sources of support for young women, Contemporary nurse, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 50-57, doi: 10.1080/10376178.2015.1013427.

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Title Being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI): sources of support for young women
Author(s) East, Leah
Jackson, Debra
O'Brien, Louise
Peters, Kath
Journal name Contemporary nurse
Volume number 50
Issue number 1
Start page 50
End page 57
Total pages 8
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1037-6178
Keyword(s) healthcare
sexual health
sexually transmitted infections
women's health
Summary BACKGROUND: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are prevalent throughout the world with the rate of these infections increasing on a daily basis. STI acquisition has the ability to cause personal adversity and elicit feelings of stigma and shame. AIM: The aim of this paper is to report on the sources of support young women who acquired STIs drew on to overcome their associated adversity.

METHODS: This study utilised a feminist qualitative methodology.

FINDINGS: Findings revealed that the women drew on both personal and anonymous sources of support.

CONCLUSION: Nurses and other health-care professionals need to be equipped with knowledge and strategies to promote personal wellbeing and minimise the adversity felt among people having acquired these infections.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10376178.2015.1013427
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
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