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Episode 4: Bisexual women's access to health care in Tasmania

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Dr Ruby Grant and Womens Health Tasmania CEO Jo Flanagan

Sociologist Dr Ruby Grant and Women’s Health Tasmania CEO Jo Flanagan in front of the Women’s Health Tasmania work car (which also doubled as our recording studio during those innocent pre-COVID times last year)

Episode 4 Bisexual women's access to health care in Tasmania

Sociologist Dr Ruby Grant takes us through what the letters stand for in LGBTIQ+ and shares insights from her research with young bisexual women into their experiences of accessing sexual health care in Tasmania.

Bonus Episode 4b Advice from Dr Sue about safe sex and cervical screening if you are sexually active

Launceston GP Dr Sue Mallett has a special interest in sexual and reproductive health. In this bonus episode, she gives helpful advice about safe sex and the importance of cervical screening for anyone with a cervix who is sexually active.


LGBTIQ+ Support

  • Working it Out
    A Tasmanian organisation providing support and information across the state
  • Working it Out Together
    A special COVID 19 initiative from Working it Out
  • Qlife
    Online and phone support service that runs from 3pm till midnight every day
  • Bi+ Australia
    Provides support and counselling to bi+ people and people who are questioning their attraction/sexuality as well as to their partners, parents, family members and friends. Also provides education for service providers and information.

Other Resources

Community Connection


Further reading and research

Research by Dr Ruby Grant and Dr Meredith Nash - Young bisexual women's sexual health care experiences in Australian rural general practice

Research by Julia Taylor, Jennifer Power, Elizabeth Smith, Mark Rathbone - Bisexual Mental health: Findings from the ‘Who Am I’ Study. 2019. doi: 10.31128/AJGP-06-18-4615  

(A warning – this research will either fire you up, or make you feel sad).

Book by Shiri Eisner - Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution.