Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1984-0446
DESSUNTI, Elma Mathias et al. Living with sexual diversity: experience report. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.3, pp. 385-389. ISSN 1984-0446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672008000300018.
This study reports the experience of undergraduate students and faculty from the School of Nursing - Londrina State University, in a Civil Society Organization (CSO) that works with transvestites and men who provide sexual services for a fee. In the first school semester, students and faculty remained daily at CSO in order to care for immediate necessities and perform weekly lectures. In the second semester, workshops on sexual diversity were ministered by the transvestites to students and faculty followed by workshops, that were ministered, weekly, by students and faculty involving themes previously chosen by the transvestites. This experience is deemed to be enriching and contributes to students and faculty's personal and professional growth, as well as improves care quality and life quality of the transvestites.
Keywords : Nursing; Homosexuality, male; Sexuality.