Findings from a evidence review of how women in Scotland experience discrimination and how it affects their health. The final part of this report describes the methods and analysis of in-depth interviews with young women aged 16-25 years.
The purpose of this research was to explore and understand experiences of discrimination among women in Scotland and the impact those experiences have on women’s health. Intersectionality, the idea that different aspects of a person’s identity overlap to form their unique experience, was used as a theoretical and analytical framework in this study.
There are three parts to this report. The first examines the current evidence base and provides a rationale for the research approach. The second part reports on a series of focus groups with women from different backgrounds. The final part describes the methods and analysis of in-depth interviews with young women aged 16-25 years.