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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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ALVES, Isabela Guimarães; MOREIRA, Lisandra Espíndula  and  PRADO, Marco Aurélio Máximo. Lesbian and bisexual women's health: politics, movement and heteronormativity. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.12, n.3, pp. 145-161. ISSN 2177-093X.

This article aims to discuss the public health policies directed toward lesbian and bisexual women in Brazil, dialoguing with the demands presented by the movement through its trajectory. We briefly presented the lesbian movement consolidation history and revisited the public policies for the healthcare of lesbian and bisexual women. From the analyses of the selected fifteen documents, we intended to comprehend the discourses reproduced on their elaboration and their effects on the healthcare practices, identifying a series of difficulties on the effective implementation of these policies. We pondered over the precarization of the lesbian and bisexual women's bodies and the reproduced heteronormativities along their pursuit for rights, producing a series of invisibilities inside the movement, such as the bisexual or black women invisibility. The documental analysis and the recent changes in Brazilian politics indicate the necessity of modifications in the healthcare provided to those women and the creation of resistance paths in order to maintain the conquered rights.

Keywords : lesbians; bisexuality; social movements; public politics; health.

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