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International Review of Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Review of Sociology: Revue Internationale de Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IRIS European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Irish Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Italian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Italian Sociological Review     Open Access  
Journal for Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Ayn Rand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Chinese Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Classical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Culture, Society and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Ecological Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Historical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of humanistic counseling     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Humanitarian Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Mathematical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Politeness Research. Language, Behaviour, Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Political Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Public and Professional Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Social Ontology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Sociolinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Victorian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Vietnamese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of World-Systems Research     Open Access  
Judgment and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Jurnal Komunitas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement)     Open Access  
K&K : Kultur og Klasse     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kamchatka : Revista de análisis cultural     Open Access  
KARSA : Jurnal Sosial dan Budaya Keislaman     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kultura i Spoleczenstwo     Open Access  
Kultura-Społeczeństwo-Edukacja     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La Nouvelle Revue du Travail     Open Access  
Laboreal     Open Access  
Landscapes of Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lengas     Open Access  
Les Cahiers de Framespa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Life Sciences, Society and Policy     Open Access  
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Limes. Cultural Regionalistics     Open Access  
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal  
London Journal of Canadian Studies     Open Access  
Lutas Sociais     Open Access  
Luxury : History, Culture, Consumption     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mandrágora     Open Access  
Masyarakat : Jurnal Sosiologi     Open Access  
Memorias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Meridians : feminism, race, transnationalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Metaphor and Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Metaphor and the Social World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
methaodos.revista de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Michigan Family Review     Open Access  
Michigan Feminist Studies     Open Access  
Middle West Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Miranda     Open Access  
Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales     Open Access  
Moussons : Recherche en Sciences Humaines sur l’Asie du Sud-Est     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Narrative Works     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Neuroscience of Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
New Zealand Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Journal of Migration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Novos Rumos Sociológicos     Open Access  
Observatorio Laboral Revista Venezolana     Open Access  
OGIRISI : a New Journal of African Studies     Open Access  
Opcion     Open Access  
P3T : Journal of Public Policies and Territory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Papers. Revista de Sociologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
PArtecipazione e COnflitto     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
People and Place     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Philosophy & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Política y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Porn Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
PRISM : A Journal of Regional Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Profanações     Open Access  
Professions and Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Protée     Full-text available via subscription  
Psicologia & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Relations Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Punk & Post Punk     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Pyramides     Open Access  
QED : A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking     Full-text available via subscription  
Quaderni di Sociologia     Open Access  
Qualitative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
RASE : Revista de la Asociación de Sociología de la Educación     Open Access  
RASP - Research on Ageing and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Recherches féministes     Full-text available via subscription  
Recherches sociologiques et anthropologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Relations : Beyond Anthropocentrism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Religião e Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research in Organizational Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Research on Emotion in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Research, Society and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Review of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Revista Angolana de Sociologia     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Regional     Open Access  
Revista Catalana de Sociologia     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Sociales (Cl)     Open Access  
Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de História Bilros. História(s), Sociedade(s) e Cultura(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Movimentos Sociais e Conflitos     Open Access  
Revista de Psicología Social, International Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Sociologia e Polí­tica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Sociologia, Antropologia e Cultura Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista del CESLA     Open Access  
Revista El Topo     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica Direito e Sociedade - REDES     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Sociología     Open Access  
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Labor     Open Access  
Revista Latina de Sociología     Open Access  
Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios sobre Cuerpos, Emociones y Sociedad     Open Access  
Revista Mad. Revista del Magíster en Análisis Sistémico Aplicado a la Sociedad     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Sociologí­a     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Revista Nuevo Humanismo     Open Access  
Revista Pós Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
Revista Sinais     Open Access  
Revista TOMO     Open Access  
Revue de la régulation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue d’ethnoécologie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue Internationale De Securite Sociale     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
RIPS. Revista de Investigaciones Politicas y Sociologicas     Open Access  
Rivista di Sessuologia Clinica     Full-text available via subscription  
RUDN Journal of Sociology     Open Access  
Rural China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Rural Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Salud & Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 14)
Scientiae Studia     Open Access  
Secuencia     Open Access  
Século XXI – Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
Seminar : A Journal of Germanic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Senses and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Serendipities : Journal for the Sociology and History of the Social Sciences     Open Access  
Sexuality Research and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Sexualization, Media, & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Signs and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Simmel Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Change Review     Open Access  
Social Currents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Social Dynamics: A journal of African studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Social Forces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Social Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Social Networking     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Social Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51)
Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Social Psychology Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Social Transformations in Chinese Societies     Full-text available via subscription  
Sociální studia / Social Studies     Open Access  
Sociedad y Religión     Open Access  
Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
Societal Studies     Open Access  
SocietàMutamentoPolitica     Open Access  
Societies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Society and Culture in South Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Socio-logos     Open Access  

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Journal Cover Sexuality Research and Social Policy
  [SJR: 0.808]   [H-I: 15]   [7 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1868-9884 - ISSN (Online) 1553-6610
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2351 journals]
  • Sexual Behavior in Sexual Minority Women and Connections with
    • Authors: Erin R. Smith; Paul B. Perrin; Annie E. Rabinovitch
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: This study examined the prevalence and forms of sexual behavior in a sample of sexual minority women (SMW) with a history of experiencing discrimination. One hundred fifty ethnically diverse lesbian, bisexual, queer, and other non-heterosexual-identified cisgender women completed a national online survey. Rates of sexual behavior over the past 6 months were high, including having sex with someone who had had many sexual partners (40.7%), engaging in cunnilingus without protection (64%), and having sex under the influence of substances (56.7%). A canonical correlation found that heterosexist experiences and sexual behaviors had 20.7% overlapping variance. Experiences of heterosexism by individuals in service jobs, strangers, or those in helping professions were tied to engagement in more impulsive sexual behaviors. Multiple linear regressions found that heterosexism explained 19.3% of the variance in impulsive sexual behaviors, 8.6% in sex with uncommitted partners, and 8.8% in intent to engage in sexual behaviors. Despite the high rates of sexual behavior found in this study, a focus on sexual behaviors among SMW has largely been omitted from health research. Based on the current findings, interventions for addressing sexual behaviors in SMW as well as future research directions are discussed.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0293-x
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2018)
  • “We Won’t Go Back into the Closet Now Without One Hell of a Fight”:
           Effects of the 2016 Presidential Election on Sexual Minority Women’s and
           Gender Minorities’ Stigma-Related Concerns
    • Authors: Cindy B. Veldhuis; Laurie Drabble; Ellen D. B. Riggle; Angie R. Wootton; Tonda L. Hughes
      Pages: 12 - 24
      Abstract: Much progress has been made in terms of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) rights. The 2016 United States presidential election, however, raised concerns that this progress could be slowed, if not reversed. We conducted an internet-based study and gathered both qualitative and quantitative data from a national convenience sample to examine how sexual minority women and gender minorities (n = 741) perceived the outcome of the election in relation to stigma-related concerns, perceptions, and expectations. Quantitative analyses of responses collected between December 2016 and the presidential inauguration (January 20, 2017) revealed that participants reported high levels of election outcome-related concerns, including psychological and emotional distress. Qualitative responses centered on the individual-level impacts of the perceived threat of potential increases in structural stigma. Participants raised specific concerns about the possible rollback of rights and the rise in hate speech and discrimination, and the stigmatizing effects of these on LGBTQ and other marginalized populations.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0305-x
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2018)
  • Exploring Transgender Legal Name Change as a Potential Structural
           Intervention for Mitigating Social Determinants of Health Among
           Transgender Women of Color
    • Authors: Brandon J. Hill; Richard Crosby; Alida Bouris; Rayna Brown; Trevor Bak; Kris Rosentel; Alicia VandeVusse; Michael Silverman; Laura Salazar
      Pages: 25 - 33
      Abstract: The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the effects of legal name change on socioeconomic factors, general and transgender-related health care access and utilization, and transgender-related victimization in a sample of young transgender women (transwomen) of color. A cross-sectional group comparison approach was used to assess the potential effects of legal name change. A convenience sample of young transwomen enrolled in a no-cost legal name change clinic were recruited to complete a 30-min interviewer-guided telephone survey including sociodemographic and socioeconomic factors, health and well-being, health care utilization, transgender transition-related health care, and transgender-related victimization. Sixty-five transgender women of color (37 = pre-name change group, 28 = post-name change group) completed the survey. Results indicated that the transwomen in the post-name change group were significantly older than the pre-name change group. In age-adjusted analyses, the post-name change group was significantly more likely to have a higher monthly income and stable housing than the pre-name change group. No significant differences were observed for general health care utilization; however, a significantly greater percentage of transwomen in the pre-name change group reported postponing medical care due to their gender identity. In addition, a significantly larger proportion of transwomen in the pre-name change group reported using non-prescribed hormones injected by friends and experiencing verbal harassment by family and friends compared to transwomen in the post-name change group. Findings suggest that legal name change may be an important structural intervention for low-income transwomen of color, providing increased socioeconomic stability and improved access to primary and transition-related health care.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0289-6
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2018)
  • Media’s Influence on Perceptions of Trans Women
    • Authors: Haley E. Solomon; Beth Kurtz-Costes
      Pages: 34 - 47
      Abstract: Although media representations of trans women are becoming increasingly common, many trans women still face discrimination in their daily lives, in part due to prejudices and stereotypes that are perpetuated by media. In two studies, we investigated group differences in baseline transphobia linked to gender, sexual orientation, religiosity, and political ideology; we then measured whether different representations of trans women in media led to attitude change. After providing information about their baseline attitudes, participants were randomly assigned to positive, negative, or control film-viewing conditions, with a problematic condition (i.e., sympathetic portrayal of a trans woman by a cisgender male actor) added in study 2. In each condition, participants viewed two depictions of trans women from film or television shows. After watching the clips, participants’ attitudes toward trans individuals were re-assessed. Heterosexuals, Christians, conservatives, and men (study 2 only) showed greater transphobia at pretest than LGB individuals, atheists, liberals, and women, respectively. Attitudes of participants who viewed negative film depictions of trans women became more negative after viewing the clips. We discuss implications of these findings in relation to recent media interest in representing trans women.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0280-2
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2018)
  • Barriers to Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
    • Authors: Jae A. Puckett; Peter Cleary; Kinton Rossman; Brian Mustanski; Michael E. Newcomb
      Pages: 48 - 59
      Abstract: Gender-affirming care, including hormone therapy, “top” (e.g., chest reconstruction surgery) and “bottom” (e.g., vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, etc.) surgeries, and puberty blockers, is an efficacious treatment of gender dysphoria for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. However, many TGNC people encounter significant barriers in accessing gender-affirming care, which we detail via results from on online study. Participants included 256 TGNC individuals (78.9% White, ages 16–73, M age = 28.4). Among participants, 61.3% were receiving hormone therapy, 22.7% had undergone top surgery, and 5.5% had undergone bottom surgery. Open-ended responses (n = 201) were thematically analyzed and common barriers included finances and insurance issues, a lack of service availability, and fears or worries. Participants reported various systemic issues and incidents of bias within medical and mental health fields, as well as a lack of medical provider awareness and education. Other themes were interpersonal barriers (e.g., fears of rejection); age and need of parental consent for minors; other medical issues; and a lack of information about how to acquire care. These findings can be utilized to educate professionals in medical and mental health fields about barriers their TGNC patients may encounter in receiving affirming care and suggest a number of ways to improve access to these services.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0295-8
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2018)
  • Violating Gender Norms in the Canadian Military: the Experiences of Gay
           and Lesbian Soldiers
    • Authors: Carmen Poulin; Lynne Gouliquer; Jessica McCutcheon
      Pages: 60 - 73
      Abstract: Militaries are men-dominated and value a heteronormative masculine warrior ideal (Kaplan, 2003). Soldiers, however, are not necessarily heterosexual and men, nor do they always embody the prescribed warrior ideal. How the values related to hyper-masculinity and heteronormativity influence the experiences of gay and lesbian soldiers is an empirical question. In the present study, the Psycho-Social Ethnography of the Commonplace (P-SEC; Gouliquer & Poulin, 2005) methodology was used to investigate how the institutions of heterosexuality and the Canadian military shape gay and lesbian soldiers’ experiences. Interviews with 10 lesbian and 10 gay soldiers were conducted and analysed. The findings reveal that lesbian and gay soldiers face fairly widespread discrimination in the military environment. They must contend with the institutional demands to meet the requirements of a hyper-masculine-heteronormative soldier ideal. Gender differences are highlighted and social policy recommendations are discussed.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0304-y
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2018)
  • “Won't Someone Think of the Children'”: Reproductive Futurism and
           Same-Sex Marriage in US Courts, 2003-2015
    • Authors: Katherine Mason
      Pages: 83 - 98
      Abstract: In this article, I analyze the state and federal court cases that established same-sex marriage rights in the USA, from Massachusetts in 2003 to the Supreme Court in 2015. Using content analysis, I examine the legal rhetorics deployed in favor of and against same-sex marriage, focusing on how courts interpreted both sides’ appeals to children’s wellbeing. Such appeals represent a political tactic Lee Edelman (2004) terms “reproductive futurism.” Four child-focused arguments routinely appear in these cases: opponents claim that (1) heterosexual marriage provides an optimal environment for childrearing and (2) marriage is designed to incentivize commitment for sexually irresponsible straight couples via procreative channeling; proponents respond that (3) gay and lesbian couples are just as good as straight couples at raising children and (4) gay marriage bans harm same-sex couples’ children by making them second-class citizens. I argue that the latter “children first” positions emerged—in both proponents’ arguments and court rulings—as a response to opponents’ claims and to the structural constraints of the legal system. This narrowed line of argumentation simultaneously paved the way to legal victory while also limiting the rulings’ usefulness for advancing LGBT rights beyond marriage.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0279-8
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2018)
  • Sexual Prejudice in Portugal: Results from the First Wave European Study
           on Heterosexual’s Attitudes Toward Same-Gender Marriage and Parenting
    • Authors: Pedro Alexandre Costa; Francis Anne Carneiro; Francesca Esposito; Salvatore D’Amore; Robert-Jay Green
      Pages: 99 - 110
      Abstract: The objective of this study was to document the prevalence and evolution of sexual prejudice toward gay men and lesbian, same-gender marriage, and same-gender parenting among a large sample of Portuguese young adults. The sample consisted of 704 self-identified heterosexual individuals (24% men and 76% women), aged between 18 and 30 years (M = 22; SD = 3), who participated in an online survey. ANOVA results revealed that women were less sexually prejudiced, were less likely to endorse social etiological beliefs of homosexuality, and were more supportive of same-gender marriage and same-gender parenting than were men. Further mediation analysis revealed that the effects of gender, religiosity, importance of religious beliefs, and political leaning on the support for same-gender marriage and same-gender parenting were partially mediated by etiological beliefs and attitudes toward gay men and lesbians. The complexity of attitudes toward same-gender marriage and same-gender parenting was highlighted, indicating how attitudes toward gay men and lesbians and the belief that homosexuality is controllable impact on the support for same-gender parented families. These results are important to inform affirmative polities designed to correct inequalities and recognize same-gender families.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0292-y
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2018)
  • Engaging Migrant and Refugee Young People with Sexual Health Care: Does
           Generation Matter More Than Culture'
    • Authors: Jessica R. Botfield; Christy E. Newman; Anthony B. Zwi
      Abstract: Young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Australia are recognised as under-utilising mainstream sexual and reproductive health care. A qualitative study was undertaken in Sydney, Australia, to explore the complexities and opportunities for engaging young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds with sexual and reproductive health information and care. Several rounds of interviews were undertaken with 27 migrant and refugee young people aged 16–24 years. These included an initial semi-structured interview (n = 27) and a follow-up and/or walking interview with a sub-set of participants (n = 9 and n = 15 respectively). A theme of ‘generational difference’ recurred throughout the interviews. Particular ways of talking about age-related differences, including the ‘young generation’ and ‘older generations’, appeared to be deployed as a mechanism for explaining a perceived disjunction between service providers and young people. This group, from a very diverse range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, appeared to be more similar than different when talking about sexual health. They saw themselves as generationally distinct, and commonly positioned ‘older people’ as judgemental and less accepting in relation to sexual health. Migrant and refugee young people may not be fully engaged with, or benefitting from, sexual and reproductive health services, despite a number of service options being available. It is likely that their perceptions and previous experiences, as well as stated preferences for services and service providers, would affect their willingness to engage with services. To enable information and services to better reach young people across the many cultural and linguistic groups living in contemporary Australia, attention must be paid to ensuring they feel included as a member of a ‘young generation’, and ensuring services are inclusive and welcoming.
      PubDate: 2018-02-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-018-0320-6
  • Barriers to Accessing Mental Healthcare for Gay and Bisexual Men Living in
    • Authors: Joseph M. Currin; Randolph D. Hubach; Hugh C. Crethar; Tonya R. Hammer; Hang-Shim Lee; Mary Larson
      Abstract: The American College of Physicians has recently called for research to understand the potential causes of LGBT health disparities that exist when compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Barriers to accessing mental health care can be a cause of this disparity. To address this, the current study asked participants (N = 209) if they had received mental health care (MHC) over the past year and during their lifetime. Andersen’s (1967) behavioral health model was used to predict healthcare utilization. A hierarchical logistic regression was conducted to predict MHC, in the past year (12) and during their lifetime (L). Both models were significant: for MHC-L, (χ 2 (6) = 41.57, p < .001), and for MHC-12 (χ 2 (6) = 53.26, p < .001). Both models had previous mental health diagnosis and disclosure of sexual orientation status as significant predictors. Individuals who more openly disclosed sexual orientation status were more likely to have used mental health services. Implications and limitations to the study are discussed.
      PubDate: 2018-02-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-018-0321-5
  • Women in Sex Work and the Risk Environment: Agency, Risk Perception, and
           Management in the Sex Work Environments of Two Mexico-U.S. Border Cities
    • Authors: Eli Andrade; René Leyva; Mei-Po Kwan; Carlos Magis; Hugo Stainez-Orozco; Kimberly Brouwer
      Abstract: Sex work around the world takes place under conditions of structural violence and vulnerability. The Mexico-U.S. border region is characterized by the presence of factors that increase the risk for health harms among female sex workers (FSW); located in this context, the risk environments of Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez have similar yet distinct characteristics that influence how risk is produced and experienced among FSWs. Exploring the ways in which FSWs enact agency in risk environments can illustrate how environmental characteristics shape perceived risks and the strategies that FSWs develop to manage them. This approach also identifies the limits that are placed by environmental characteristics over the capacity for harm reduction and prevention practices among FSWs. We analyzed the role of agency in the work environments of female sex workers and its relationship with risk perception and management in the cities of Tijuana and Cd. Juárez.
      PubDate: 2018-02-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-018-0318-0
  • Economies of (Alleged) Deviance: Sex Work and the Sport Mega-Event
    • Authors: Amanda De Lisio; Philip Hubbard; Michael Silk
      Abstract: Based on ethnographic data collected during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this article is interested to examine urban processes which reinvent the changing (sexual) landscape. Focusing on the way (host) cities shape sex work both imaginatively and physically, we explore the (lived) realities of neoliberal imaginaries that shape urban space. Often thought to exist in the urban shadow as an absent-presence in cosmopolitan processes, we demonstrate the manner in which sexualized and racialized women creatively resist the political and economic trajectories of neoliberal urbanism that seek to expropriate land and dispossess certain bodies. In the context of Rio de Janeiro—as in other host cities—this is particularly evident in the routine encounter between sexual minorities and local law enforcement. Mindful of the literature on state incursion into social-sexual life, we remain attentive to the everyday strategies through which those deemed sexually deviant and/or victim navigate local authorities in search of new opportunities for economic salvation in the midst of the sport mega-event.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-018-0319-z
  • Analysis of Coital and Non-Coital Sexual Behavior in Adolescents: Spain,
    • Authors: Tamara Ramiro-Sánchez; MariaTeresa Ramiro; MariaPaz Bermúdez; Gualberto Buela-Casal
      Abstract: The adolescent population is considered a group that is at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or HIV. The objective of this study was to analyze the characteristics of the sexual behavior (both coital and non-coital) of Spanish adolescents and the differences on the basis of gender. It was a representative sample of 2703 Spanish adolescents of between 14 and 20 years old. In total, 49.9% of participants were males (M = 15.95; SD = 1.30) and 51.1% females (M = 15.83; SD = 1.28). The results show that 27% of adolescents maintain penetrative sexual relations, 45.7% engage in non-penetrative sex, and 27.3% have never had sexual experience. On the basis of gender, males initiate non-penetrative sexual behavior, vaginal sex, and anal sex earlier than females, have a greater number of non-penetrative sexual encounters under the influence of alcohol and have a greater number of anal and vaginal sex partners. Females, on the other hand, tend to have partners who are older than them. No gender differences were found in the case of condom use in the first and last sexual contact with anal and vaginal penetration, or in the consistent use of condoms in anal and vaginal sexual encounters, of which it is particularly worth noting that 47.2% of adolescents use condoms inconsistently in vaginal sexual relations, and 81.9% in anal relations. It can be concluded that it is necessary to intervene and educate adolescents on the prevention of STIs/HIV at an early age, taking into account a gender perspective.
      PubDate: 2018-01-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-018-0317-1
  • Addressing Missed Opportunities for HIV Testing by Including Rapid HIV
           Self-testing Kits with Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy
    • Authors: Steven A. John
      Abstract: Patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) is the practice of providing patients diagnosed with bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) medication to give directly to their partner for treatment, which can result in missed opportunities for partner HIV testing. Fifteen STI clinic patients were asked about their opinions of including HIV self-testing (HIVST) kits with PDPT. Interview data fit well into constructs of the information-motivation-behavioral skills (IMB) model. Patients’ motivations to deliver HIVST kits to their partners included the importance of earlier identification of HIV, convenience, avoidance of STI clinic stigma, and empowerment of individual and partner protection against HIV. Patients described the need for more information with worries about the quality of the HIVST device and questions about how it worked. Patients worried about their partners’ reaction, including the potential for violence, and needed skills to support their partner with HIVST. Public health policies should support the inclusion of HIVST kits with PDPT, but additional intervention research is needed to more fully support patients and their partners with HIVST and PDPT.
      PubDate: 2018-01-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0316-7
  • Longitudinal Correlates of Peer Sexual Communication Quality in Late
    • Authors: Emily A. Waterman; Rose Wesche; Eva S. Lefkowitz
      Abstract: Comfort discussing sex with friends may develop over time and may be associated with individual and peer characteristics. The current paper uses longitudinal data to examine the developmental trajectory and between- and within-person correlates of peer sexual communication quality. Participants were 434 college students (52.1% female, 38.7% European American/White, 32.5% African American/Black, 28.8% Latino American/Hispanic; M = 18.0 [SD = 0.4] years old fall of first year) who completed surveys at four semesters. Peer sexual communication quality improved across the college years, and tended to be higher during semesters when late adolescents held less conservative attitudes about sex and communicated about sex more frequently. Additionally, peer sexual communication quality was better among women and late adolescents who were sexually active at more semesters. We discuss implications for peer-led sexual health intervention programs and for theories of normative sexuality development.
      PubDate: 2018-01-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0315-8
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men:
           Experiences with Diagnosis, Treatment, and Reinfection
    • Authors: Brian A. Feinstein; Trey V. Dellucci; Simon Graham; Jeffrey T. Parsons; Brian Mustanski
      Abstract: Despite high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young men who have sex with men (YMSM), little is known about their experiences with diagnosis, treatment, and reinfection. To fill this gap, we interviewed 17 YMSM ages 18–29 who participated in an online HIV prevention trial and tested positive for STIs at both the baseline and 3-month follow-up assessments. Participants were asked about their reactions to testing positive, experiences with treatment, disclosure to partners, and changes in thinking and behavior. Reactions were diverse, the most common being surprise and concern. Most participants sought treatment, although type of provider varied (e.g., primary care physician, clinic that specialized in gay/bisexual men’s health). Providers tended to retest participants, but some did so at the incorrect anatomical site. Participants who felt comfortable talking to providers about STIs tended to use their regular provider or one who specialized in gay/bisexual men’s health. Most participants described changes in their thinking and behavior (e.g., increased condom use, fewer sex partners, questioning whether or not they could trust their partners). Most participants disclosed to at least one partner, but some did not remember or were not in contact with partners. Experiences were similar the first and second time participants tested positive for STIs during the study with a few exceptions (e.g., more self-blame and comfort talking to providers the second time). In sum, YMSM have diverse experiences with STI diagnosis and treatment. Implications for public policy and STI prevention are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-12-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0312-y
  • “Talk More About It”: Emerging Adults’ Attitudes About How and When
           Parents Should Talk About Sex
    • Authors: Katrina L. Pariera; Evan Brody
      Abstract: Sexual communication from parents is crucial to healthy sexual well-being in young people, yet there is a dearth of research offering evidence-based guidelines for how and when parent-child sexual communication should take place. The perspective of youth on what works and when conversations should happen is also largely absent from the literature. We conducted a mixed-methods study on emerging adults’ (N = 441) beliefs about the ideal age and frequency for parents to discuss sex-related topics, and about their parents’ strengths and weaknesses in sexual communication. Most participants reported that parents should talk about sex frequently, early, and on a wide variety of topics. They also recommended parents to be open, honest, and realistic when talking to their children about sex. We discuss implications for how to reposition parents to engage in successful sexual communication, and thus improve sexual health and well-being for young people.
      PubDate: 2017-12-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0314-9
  • “What Should I Do'”: Young Women’s Reported Dilemmas
           with Nude Photographs
    • Authors: Sara E. Thomas
      Abstract: Sexting and sending nude and semi-nude photographs continues to be at the forefront of discourse pertaining to adolescence. While researchers have explored consequences for sexting, less is known about the challenges adolescents face when making decisions about sending photographs. Using online personal accounts posted by adolescents, this study explores young women’s reported dilemmas with sending nude photographs to their peers. A thematic analysis of 462 stories reveals that young women received conflicting messages which told them both to send and refrain from sending photographs. In addition to sending photographs in the hope of gaining a relationship, young women also reported sending photographs as the result of coercion by male counterparts in the form of persistent requests, anger, and threats. Young women attempted to navigate young men’s coercive behaviors yet frequently resorted to compliance. Refusal was often met with repeated requests or threats. Alternative tactics were largely absent from young women’s stories, indicating that young women do not have tools to successfully navigate the challenges they face.
      PubDate: 2017-12-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0310-0
  • Attitudinal Change Toward Same-Sex Parents: the Effect of the Explanation
           of the Etiology of the Homosexual Sexual Orientation
    • Authors: Dolores Frias-Navarro; Livia García; Gloria Garcia-Banda; Marcos Pascual-Soler; Laura Badenes-Ribera
      Abstract: The attributional theory of stigma maintains that the rejection of the stigmatized group increases when attributions are made to controllable causes rather than to genetic factors. Our study has two objectives: one, to provide evidence for the bifactorial structure of the scale of Beliefs about Children’s Adjustment in Same-Sex Families Scale (BCASSFS); and two, to carry out a direct replication of a previous experimental study about the effect of the etiology of the homosexual sexual orientation on attitudes toward same-sex parents. The sample was composed of 229 Spanish university students with a mean age of 26.18 years (SD = 9.43). This study demonstrates that the rejection of same-sex parents is greater when the homosexual sexual orientation is attributed to learning. The effect is observed in the scores on the two subscales: traditional rejection or individual opposition and modern rejection or normative opposition. The practical implications of our findings are related to homophobia intervention programs in educational settings or in the promotion of social change.
      PubDate: 2017-12-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0313-x
  • Prevalence of Military Sexual Trauma and Sexual Orientation Discrimination
           Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Military Personnel: a
           Descriptive Study
    • Authors: Sitaji Gurung; Ana Ventuneac; H. Jonathon Rendina; Elizabeth Savarese; Christian Grov; Jeffrey T. Parsons
      Abstract: Despite the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue (DADT) and the update to the Transgender Policy, there remain concerns about the persistence of military sexual trauma (MST) and sexual orientation discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members. A sample of 253 participants (89 women, 164 men) completed an Internet-based survey that assessed the prevalence of sexual orientation discrimination (e.g., offensive speech, physical or discriminatory behaviors) and MST (e.g., sexual harassment and sexual assault). The survey was conducted between April 2012 and October 2013. Women and men reported similar levels of sexual orientation discrimination in the military. Participants reported experiencing more threats and intimation, vandalism, and physical assault outside of the military than inside the military (p < 0.05). Although the prevalence of MST (both sexual harassment and sexual assault) in the military was high among both genders, women were more likely to report experiences of sexual harassment compared to men (p < 0.05). Our findings demonstrate the prevalence of MST and sexual orientation discrimination among LGBT service members in the military and point to the need for strong accountability and oversight to protect sexual minority persons while they are serving their country.
      PubDate: 2017-12-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0311-z
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