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Non-heterosexual women's experiences of informal social support: a qualitative metasynthesis

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Non-heterosexual women's experiences of informal social support : a qualitative metasynthesis . / Ingham, Charlotte; Eccles, Fiona Juliet Rosalind; Armitage, Jocelyn Rebecca.

In: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Vol. 29, No. 2, 05.2017, p. 109-143.

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Ingham, Charlotte ; Eccles, Fiona Juliet Rosalind ; Armitage, Jocelyn Rebecca. / Non-heterosexual women's experiences of informal social support : a qualitative metasynthesis . In: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 2017 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 109-143.

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