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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812525/a-cross-cultural-exploration-of-abortion-fund-patients-in-the-usa-and-the-republic-of-ireland-northern-ireland-and-the-isle-of-man
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Gretchen E Ely, Travis W Hales, D Lynn Jackson
This paper details results of a study examining administrative case data from 2010-2015 from abortion funds serving the USA and the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. Driven by the available data, the researchers compared organisational characteristics, patient characteristics, procedural costs, patient resources and the ratio between patient resources and procedural costs. Independent t-tests were conducted to assess whether differences in characteristics, costs or resources were significant...
August 16, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812457/from-half-dead-to-being-free-resistance-to-hiv-stigma-self-disclosure-and-support-for-pmtct-hiv-care-among-couples-living-with-hiv-in-kenya
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Sydney A Spangler, Lisa L Abuogi, Eliud Akama, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Anna Helova, Pamela Musoke, Wafula Z Nalwa, Thomas A Odeny, Maricianah Onono, Iris Wanga, Janet M Turan
In sub-Saharan Africa, self-disclosure of HIV-positive status may be a pivotal action for improving access to prevention of mother-to-child transmission services. However, understanding of HIV stigma and disclosure, and their effects on demand for care remains incomplete - particularly in the current context of new antiretroviral therapy guidelines. The purpose of this study was to explore these issues among self-disclosed couples living in southwest Kenya. We conducted 38 in-depth interviews with HIV-positive pregnant or postpartum women and their male partners...
August 16, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812448/peer-network-influence-on-intimate-partner-violence-perpetration-among-urban-tanzanian-men
#3
Marta I Mulawa, Lusajo J Kajula, Suzanne Maman
Male perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in Tanzania is widespread. Theory and empirical evidence suggest peer networks may play an important role in shaping IPV perpetration, although research on this topic in sub-Saharan Africa is limited. Grounded in social learning theory, social influence theory, and the theory of gender and power, the purpose of this study was to examine whether and how peer networks influence men's perpetration of IPV in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We conducted in-depth interviews (n = 40) with a sub-sample of 20 men enrolled in the control condition of an ongoing cluster-randomised controlled trial...
August 16, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812445/-half-a-woman-half-a-man-that-is-how-they-make-me-feel-a-qualitative-study-of-rural-jordanian-women-s-experience-of-infertility
#4
Mayada A Daibes, Reema R Safadi, Tarek Athamneh, Iman F Anees, Rose E Constantino
Infertility is a health problem encompassing physical, psychological and social consequences that may threaten women's quality of life. Few studies have been conducted in Jordan examining rural women's experiences of infertility. This study aimed to explore responses to infertility and its consequences in the Jordanian rural sociocultural context. Using a descriptive qualitative design, data were collected between April and September 2016 from a fertility clinic in a military hospital in Northern Jordan. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 purposively selected Jordanian women...
August 16, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799462/a-typology-of-female-sex-work-in-the-metropolitan-region-of-santiago-chile
#5
Julieta Belmar, Valeria Stuardo, Cinta Folch, Bielka Carvajal, Maria José Clunes, Alexandra Montoliu, Jordi Casabona
In Chile, sex work takes place covertly in a variety of venues and locations. Formative research using time-location sampling methods is important in order to understand the nature of this diversity. This study used qualitative methods to develop a typology of female sex work in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile, using semi-structured interviews, focus groups and ethnographic fieldwork during visits to sex work venues. The study identified seven types of venue, which reflect the context and regulatory framework of the country and the structural vulnerabilities that affect female sex workers in Chile...
August 11, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793851/protective-behaviours-among-young-african-american-women-with-non-monogamous-sexual-partners
#6
Ashley C Lima, Karen Hilyard, Teaniese Latham Davis, Kathleen de Marrais, William L Jeffries, Jessica Legge Muilenburg
In the USA, partner non-monogamy is reported to be more common among African American women than White women and may contribute to African American women's increased risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Few studies have explicitly and comprehensively described the protective behaviours that African American women employ with non-monogamous partners to reduce their HIV risk. We conducted interviews to examine protective behaviours among 11 African American women aged 18-24 years who perceived that a partner in the preceding 12 months had another sex partner...
August 10, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786755/women-s-empowerment-and-short-and-long-acting-contraceptive-method-use-in-egypt
#7
Goleen Samari
Egypt is ranked one of the most gender unequal countries, and fertility is at a two-decade high of 3.5 births per woman. Women's empowerment is a strategy used to promote contraceptive use and lower fertility, yet evidence from the Middle East is limited. This study uses 2005, 2008 and 2014 Egyptian Demographic and Health Survey data to examine recent patterns of contraceptive method choice and how women's empowerment is associated with contraceptive method type: none, short-acting or long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods...
August 8, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783454/corrigendum
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August 7, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747104/indigenous-australian-women-s-colonial-sexual-intimacies-positioning-indigenous-women-s-agency
#9
Corrinne Tayce Sullivan
Colonialist views of Indigenous bodies and sexualities continue to affect Indigenous peoples worldwide. For Indigenous Australians, this burden has resulted in repression and oppression of power, sex and desire. Focusing on the sexual intimacies of Indigenous Australian women, this paper provides an account of the dominant Australian historical discourses, finding that Indigenous women were viewed as exotic, erotic, something to be desired, yet simultaneously something to be feared. Our sexualities were described as savage, promiscuous and primitive and we were often viewed as prostitutes with our voices and views constrained by patriarchal and imperial regimes of power...
July 27, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741983/-taking-care-in-the-age-of-aids-older-rural-south-africans-strategies-for-surviving-the-hiv-epidemic
#10
Nicole Angotti, Sanyu A Mojola, Enid Schatz, Jill R Williams, F Xavier Gómez-Olivé
Older adults have been largely overlooked in community studies of HIV in highly endemic African countries. In our rural study site in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, HIV prevalence among those aged 50 and older is 16.5%, suggesting that older adults are at risk of both acquiring and transmitting HIV. This paper utilises community-based focus-group interviews with older rural South African men and women to better understand the normative environment in which they come to understand and make decisions about their health as they age in an HIV endemic setting...
July 25, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741417/syndemics-of-stigma-minority-stress-maladaptive-coping-risk-environments-and-littoral-spaces-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-using-chemsex
#11
Alex Pollard, Tom Nadarzynski, Carrie Llewellyn
There has been a steep rise in the use of drugs during sex (chemsex) by some men who have sex with men in economically developed countries, with associated increases in sexual risk for HIV and other STIs. This paper presents data from telephone interviews with 15 men attending sexual health clinics for post-exposure prophylaxis following a chemsex-related risk for HIV and discusses some of the theoretical approaches that have been employed to understand chemsex and inform interventions. Interviews were conducted as part of a larger intervention study, which used an adapted version of motivational Interviewing to explore risk behaviour and support change...
July 25, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737486/-no-daddy-a-kind-of-daddy-words-used-by-donor-conceived-children-and-aspiring-parents-to-refer-to-the-sperm-donor
#12
Veerle Provoost, Jodie Bernaerdt, Hanna Van Parys, Ann Buysse, Petra De Sutter, Guido Pennings
Research has shown that the recipients of donor sperm can experience difficulties finding appropriate language to refer to the donor. Based on two qualitative analysis techniques, namely word count and empirical discourse analysis, we studied the words used to refer to the donor in heterosexual and lesbian (aspiring) parents and in donor conceived children. Findings show that the words used in these households are highly diverse and have at least four different interlinked functions: (1) to position the donor in relation to the nuclear family; (2) to safeguard the role of the social parent; (3) to clarify family structure; and (4) to present a positive picture of the donor...
July 24, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720042/exotic-dancing-and-relationship-violence-exploring-indigeneity-gender-and-agency
#13
Jade Le Grice
How should we begin to explore the complex considerations influencing young Indigenous New Zealand Māori women's sexuality? Centring a Māori woman's analysis through a Mana Wāhine methodology, and utilising an Indigenous form of storying, pūrākau, I explore this question by attending to my autobiographical memory of experiences of exotic dancing and moments of violence in heterosexual relationships. The analysis provides critical reflection on the interchanges between individual experience and the social and cultural conditions of a reality, informed by colonisation and historical trauma...
July 19, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720025/perspectives-on-induced-abortion-among-palestinian-women-religion-culture-and-access-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territories
#14
Sarrah Shahawy, Megan B Diamond
Induced abortion is an important public health issue in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT), where it is illegal in most cases. This study was designed to elicit the views of Palestinian women on induced abortion given the unique religious, ethical and social challenges in the OPT. Sixty Palestinian women were interviewed on their perceptions of the religious implications, social consequences and accessibility of induced abortions in the OPT at Al-Makassed Islamic Charitable Hospital in East Jerusalem...
July 19, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720021/ricky-and-lucy-gender-stereotyping-among-young-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-us-deep-south-and-the-implications-for-hiv-risk-in-a-severely-affected-population
#15
Bronwen Lichtenstein, Emma Sophia Kay, Ian Klinger, Matt G Mutchler
HIV disproportionately affects young Black men who have sex with men in the USA, with especially high rates in the Deep South. In this Alabama study, we interviewed 24 pairs of young Black men who have sex with men aged 19-24 and their close friends (n = 48) about sexual scripts, dating men and condom use. Three main themes emerged from the study: the power dynamics of 'top' and 'bottom' sexual positions for condom use; gender stereotyping in the iconic style of the 'I Love Lucy' show of the 1950s; and the sexual dominance of 'trade' men...
July 19, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720018/structural-risk-and-limits-on-agency-among-exotic-dancers-hiv-risk-practices-in-the-exotic-dance-club
#16
Katherine H A Footer, Sahnah Lim, Meredith R Brantley, Susan G Sherman
This paper provides longitudinal examination of women's health and sexual risk trajectories in US exotic dance clubs, which represent an important commercial setting for the economic mainstreaming of sexual services and an important target for public health programmes. Between July 2014 and May 2015, two semi-structured interviews (at baseline and at three months) were conducted with 24 female exotic dancers who had recently started working in in Baltimore City, USA. Results from a constant comparative analysis point to the interrelationship between the structures of the club setting, including the social context, and women's agentic practices concerning their sexual health...
July 19, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708452/from-rakhi-to-romance-negotiating-acceptable-relationships-in-co-educational-secondary-schools-in-new-delhi-india
#17
Padmini Iyer
Based on a multi-method study conducted with middle-class young people (aged 15-17) in three secondary schools in New Delhi, India, this paper focuses on heterosocial dynamics within school peer cultures as an important site of learning about gender and sexuality. Findings indicate that young people negotiate and adapt rakhi (brother-sister) relationships to form less strictly platonic heterosocial friendships, which leave open the possibility of romance. Students' preferences for certain heterosocial relationships are considered within the context of wider cultural narratives...
July 14, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705119/can-stories-reduce-abortion-stigma-findings-from-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
#18
Kate Cockrill, Antonia Biggs
Women often hide or selectively disclose abortion experiences due to stigma. Secrecy can help women avoid stigma but may also result in isolation and a lack of social support and contribute to broader social silence. This study assesses whether a book-club intervention can support abortion disclosure among book club participants and improve participants' affective responses towards women who have abortions and abortion providers. A total of 109 women from 13 all-female book clubs located in 9 US states read and discussed a non-fiction book that included stories about pregnancy and abortion, participated in a book club discussion and completed baseline, immediate post-intervention and endline surveys...
July 14, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705100/barriers-to-postpartum-contraception-differences-among-women-based-on-parity-and-future-fertility-desires
#19
Sirina Keesara, Pamela A Juma, Cynthia C Harper, Sara J Newmann
Timely use of contraception in the postpartum year is critical for pregnancy spacing, which protects a mother's health and improves her ability to care for children. This qualitative study explored contraceptive decision-making among postpartum women in Nairobi, Kenya, with a focus on accounts of how women overcame barriers to postpartum contraceptive use. Focus groups (n = 61) and in-depth interviews (n = 30) explored experiences, barriers and actual use of postpartum contraception. Data were analysed using framework analysis, a method that organises qualitative data into themes and then interprets the data by mapping participant characteristics to these themes...
July 14, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704135/-top-bottom-versatile-narratives-of-sexual-practices-in-gay-relationships-in-the-cape-metropole-south-africa
#20
Neil John Henderson
Sexual practices among gay and other men who have sex with men are evolving in South Africa and heteronormative stereotypes are being contested. This paper draws from a larger qualitative study on how men construct a gay identity and negotiate their relationships within contemporary South African contexts, following constitutional and legal changes, in this respect. A feminist, social constructionist approach was used to collect and analyse data from in-depth interviews with 15 self-identified gay men, aged 20 to 46 years, drawn from a university in the larger Cape Metropole, South Africa...
July 13, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
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