ARE YOU A WOMAN ?

ARE YOU CURRENTLY IN OR HAVE BEEN IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A BISEXUAL MAN ?

 

 

A new research project will explore the diversity of relationships between women and bisexually active men. Materials will be produced for health services and women's services as well as for the general public to raise social awareness of the diverse realities of relationships in Australia.

 

Funded by the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at Deakin University, the project will explore the range of experiences of women living with bisexual men in different parts of Australia and from diverse cultural backgrounds.

 

The project is to be conducted by Sara Lubowitz and Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli.

 

Sara Lubowitz established the peer support project Women Partners of Bisexual/Gay Men at The AIDS Council of NSW. During the first six years of this project peer support groups were held and educational campaigns produced. Sara presented a Paper on 'Women Partners of Homosexually Active Men' at the 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva 1998.

 

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli lectures in the School of Health Sciences, Deakin University. She researches and writes in issues of ethnicity, gender and sexuality in relation to health and education. Maria has published widely in these areas, including three books, and 2 research monographs for the National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of NSW.

 

This research will focus on:

Negotiating Sexual and Emotional Health, Family relationships such as with children, Workplace issues, Who to tell and not tell, What kinds of problems the couples face and where these problems come from, What make these relationships work or not work.

 

Sara and Maria are asking for women who have been or are in a relationship with a man who has sex with men to contact them for a private, confidential and anonymous interview. Sara will conduct the interviews either in person or on the telephone. Email interviews can also be arranged.

 

Contact details:

Sara on 0411 982 153

Maria on 0414 804 529

e-mail to: mariapc@deakin.edu.au