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American Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 342)
American Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 284)
Annual Review of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 234)
Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 167)
Social Forces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88)
Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 73)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
Comparative Studies in Society and History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Current Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
The British Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Qualitative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Sociological Methods & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
City & Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Critical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
AlterNative : An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
European Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Acta Sociologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
The Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Contemporary Sociology : A Journal of Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Victorian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Games and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Critical Discourse Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Sociology of Health & Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Sociological Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Judgment and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Design and Culture : The Journal of the Design Studies Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Review for the Sociology of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Sociolinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Ethnicities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Rural Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Social Psychology Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Sociology of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Sociological Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Social Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Urban Research & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
The Sociological Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Family & Community History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cities in the 21st Century     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Research in Organizational Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Sociological Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 15)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Public Relations Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health Sociology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Philosophy & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Historical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Sport in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Symbolic Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Berliner Journal für Soziologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Classical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Sociology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Sociological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Sociological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Review of Sociology / Revue Canadienne De Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
East Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cultures & conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Sociologia Ruralis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Metaphor and Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Teaching Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Sociological Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Anthropologie et Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Political Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal of Sociology / Cahiers canadiens de sociologie     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International Review of Sociology: Revue Internationale de Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Sociological Research Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Gender and Behaviour     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Sociology & Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Sociologie du Travail     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cross-cultural Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Revista Mexicana de Sociologí­a     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Surveillance and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ateliers d'anthropologie     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Sexuality Research and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Nordic Journal of Migration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Japanese Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contexts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Senses and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Critical Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sociolinguistic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Revista de Psicología Social, International Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Women and the Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Visitor Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Italian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Mathematical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ethnologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Meridians : feminism, race, transnationalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Studia Iranica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contributions to Indian Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Aztlan : A Journal of Chicano Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
New Zealand Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Public and Professional Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sociological Spectrum: Mid-South Sociological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
The Tocqueville Review/La revue Tocqueville     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Social Dynamics: A journal of African studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
The Social Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sociologie et sociétés     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Criminologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Lien social et Politiques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Recherches féministes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Sociology Mind     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sustainable Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Enfances, Familles, Générations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Transatlantica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
SociologieS - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revue de la régulation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Seminar : A Journal of Germanic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Landscapes of Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Política y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revue Internationale De Securite Sociale     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Ethnic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Ciencia e Cultura     Open Access  
Studies in American Naturalism     Full-text available via subscription  
Southern Cultures     Full-text available via subscription  
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
World Cultures eJournal     Open Access  
Spaces for Difference: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Tracés     Open Access  
Socio-logos     Open Access  

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Sexuality Research and Social Policy
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  • Inconsistent Condom Use and Risk Taking Among People Who Inject Drugs in
           Saveh: Finding from a Cross-Sectional Study in Iran

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      Abstract: Introduction Few studies have investigated correlates of inconsistent condom use (ICU) among people who inject drugs (PWID). This study aimed to determine sociodemographic characteristics, type of drug use, risky behaviors, and service utilization associated with ICU among PWID. Methods The study was cross-sectional, conducted between April 2020 and May 2021 in Saveh city (Iran). Sociodemographic, substance use, risky behaviors, and service use data were collected on 272 PWID interviewed face-to-face using a structured survey. The survey included a validated questionnaire with scales in which internal consistency reliability was estimated. ICU was assessed based on how often condoms were used with any sexual partners, including sex workers and casual partners, with four possible responses: always (100%), regularly (50–99%), occasionally (1–49%), and never. Data were produced using bivariate and multivariate regression analyses. Results Participants mainly were male, were married, are more than 30 years old and had an income of 50 USA dollars per month. Compared to PWID without ICU, participants who were more likely to have ICU were those who used amphetamine in the past 3 months (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 2.07, P < 0.05) and had high HIV risk perception (AOR = 2.12, P < 0.05), while participants less likely to have ICU were those who were single, widowed, or separated (AOR = 0.50, P < 0.05) and using needle sharing program (NSP) (AOR = 0.37, P < 0.05). Conclusions ICU can be improved among PWID by providing counselling and training on high-risk sexual behaviors, such as sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV risk perception, and by encouraging the use of contraceptives with sexual partners. Other impactful measures could address regular HIV testing and awareness, promoting condom self-efficacy and applying pre-exposure prophylaxis by NSP. Policy Implications Preventive and harm reduction measures can substantially help minimize the risks of STI in this population. This is especially true for methamphetamine users who can highly benefit from condom distribution, needle and syringe exchange programs, and antagonist substitution treatments. As a result, risky sexual behavior and the incidence of STI might be considerably declined in this group.
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  • Correction to: Understandability and Actionability of Education Materials
           About Syphilis on YouTube

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  • Correction to: Outness Profiles and Mental Health in Brazilian Lesbian
           Women: a Cluster Analysis

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  • Experiences, Motivations, and Impacts of Sexual Orientation Change
           Efforts: Effects on Sexual Identity Distress and Mental Health Among
           Sexual Minorities

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      Abstract: Introduction While accumulating evidence shows that sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) are harmful and ineffective, SOCE is still highly prevalent in some regions where homosexuality is heavily stigmatized. This study investigated the experiences, motivations, and impacts of SOCE among sexual minorities in Hong Kong and examined the mediating role of sexual identity distress in the relationship between SOCE and mental health. Methods A total of 219 sexual minority individuals completed a questionnaire on SOCE in 2020–2021. They were asked to report their experiences, motivations, perceived effectiveness, benefits, and harms of SOCE. They were also assessed on sexual identity distress, depressive and anxiety symptoms, and suicidality. Results Religious beliefs and interpersonal concerns were the primary motivations for SOCE. Participants who had experienced SOCE showed significantly higher levels of internalized homonegativity, identity uncertainty, and difficult process than their counterparts who had not experienced SOCE. They were also at a greater risk of developing depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation. Such discrepancy in mental health could be explained by heightened levels of sexual identity distress experienced by individuals who had experienced SOCE. Conclusions This study was the first to characterize the experiences and impacts of SOCE in Hong Kong and provided empirical evidence for the role of sexual identity distress as a key mechanism mediating the relationship between SOCE and mental health.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Policy Implications The study concludes with recommendations for legislation, psychological interventions, and public education in Hong Kong to reduce the prevalence and negative impacts of SOCE.
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  • The Relationship Between Romantic Attachment, Intimacy, and Dyadic
           Adjustment for Female Sexual Function

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      Abstract: Introduction Sexual function is an important area in women’s lives and has repercussions on well-being and sexual satisfaction. The literature identifies relational variables, such as romantic attachment, intimacy in relationships, and dyadic adjustment, as determinants that influence female sexual expression, satisfaction, and function. This study aimed to test a predictive model of female sexual function, contemplating possible relationships between these relational variables. Methods The participants in this study were 267 women in a romantic relationship, who completed, between 2017 and 2020, the Romantic Attachment Questionnaire, the Personal Assessment of Intimacy in Relationships Scale, the Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale, and the Female Sexual Function Index. Results Data analysis, using structural equation modeling (SEM), indicated an adjusted model. Trust and avoiding romantic attachment were positive predictors of intimacy. Ambivalent romantic attachment was a negative predictor of dyadic adjustment, while intimacy and dependent romantic attachment were positive predictors of dyadic adjustment, which, in turn, was a positive predictor of female sexual function. Age, as well as frequency and interest in sexual activity, was found to be associated with female sexual function and other variables. Conclusions These results are discussed in terms of the importance of contemplating relational variables in psychotherapeutic interventions for female sexual problems.
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  • Experiences and Needs of Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults with a
           History of Suicidal Ideation Regarding Formal and Informal Mental
           Healthcare

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      Abstract: Introduction Little is known about whether sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth and young adults with suicidal ideation receive adequate mental healthcare in the Netherlands. The aim of this study was to examine healthcare experiences and needs of SGM young adults and how formal and informal mental healthcare can be improved to support SGM youth with suicidal ideation. Methods In 2018 and 2019, qualitative interviews were conducted among (1) SGM young adults with a history of suicidal ideation (n = 23, age 18 to 35), (2) parents of SGM youth with suicidal ideation (n = 16), and (3) professionals and volunteers who work with SGM youth (n = 14). Thematic analysis was used for coding and analyzing the interviews. Results Analyses yielded several themes for all groups of participants. Similar themes related to addressing suicidal ideation and SGM issues were found across the three participant groups. Participants perceived a lack of knowledge among professionals regarding SGM issues and perceived that suicidal ideation was sometimes inadequately addressed. Participants expressed the need for training and information on addressing SGM issues and suicidal ideation for parents and professionals. Conclusions Formal mental healthcare is not yet affirmative of SGM identities. Informal and formal healthcare should be improved to address sexual orientation, gender identity, and suicidal ideation. Policy Implications Findings underpin the need for improving skills and knowledge of mental healthcare professionals to better support SGM youth with suicidal ideation. Parents would benefit from accessible information on SGM-related themes and suicidal ideation.
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  • Towards a Transnational Sexual Health Research and Policy Agenda: the
           European Sexual Medicine Network Delphi Study

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      Abstract: Introduction The definition of sexual health evolves over time. As sexual health definitions and priorities are also context-dependent, there is a need to identify a diversity of sexual health challenges and priorities from a pan-European perspective. Methods We examined what a group of diverse experts in this area identifies as interdisciplinary, transnational priorities on sexual health using a Delphi method. In 2020, 93 participants from 29 countries took part in an online Delphi study. First, based on a three-round Delphi study, a hierarchy of priority topics was developed, comparing consensus rates across the items. Second, a qualitative content analysis of the participants’ responses to existing gaps and possible improvements in sexual health was administered. Results An inventory of priority items was created. The panelists identified 37 priority topics, divided into 10 overarching themes. Consensus was reached based on quantitative measurements regarding the importance of the suggested priority topics relevant to sexual health, resulting in 23 implemented items in the list of priorities. Qualitative data from the experts informed us about possible sexual health challenges and blind spots. Conclusion The study shows that the priorities chosen generally refer to (1) inclusion of sexual health into relevant medical health fields and education, (2) comprehensive sex education in schools, and (3) sexual violence. The importance of these three topics was, moreover, reflected in the qualitative data. Policy Implications By delineating a relatively consensual set of priorities for transnational sexual health research and advocacy, this study outlines a possible research agenda for sexual health in the pan-European region, potentially serving as the base and start of joint interdisciplinary practice.
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  • Sexual Minority Stigma and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Among Sexual
           Minorities: the Mediating Roles of Sexual Orientation Concealment,
           Self-Criticism, and Depression

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      Abstract: Introduction Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), a significant predictor of suicide, is more frequent in sexual minorities (e.g., lesbian, gay, and bisexual) than in heterosexuals. The Minority Stress Model proposed that sexual minority stigma (SMS) may lead to maladaptive behaviors, including NSSI. However, the potential mechanism underlying the relationship between SMS and NSSI remains unclear. Therefore, the current study will examine the relationship between SMS and NSSI, and explore the serial mediating roles of sexual orientation concealment (SOC), self-criticism, and depression. Methods A total of 666 individuals who self-identified as sexual minorities (64.0% male, Mage = 24.49 years, SD = 6.50) completed questionnaires of SMS, SOC, self-criticism, depression, and NSSI, in 2020. Results The findings indicated that (1) SMS, SOC, self-criticism, depression, and NSSI were positively correlated; (2) SOC, self-criticism, and depression independently played partial mediating roles between SMS and NSSI; and (3) SOC, self-criticism, and depression played serial mediating roles between SMS and NSSI. Conclusions The current study supported the relation between SMS and NSSI among Chinese sexual minorities, and also implied a potential mechanism underlying the relation. Specifically, SMS was related to increased NSSI by higher SOC, self-criticism, and depression. SOC had dual-edged effects on NSSI. Policy Implications To reduce NSSI and other psychological problems among sexual minorities, policy makers should take more measures to eliminate SMS. Specifically, policy makers are encouraged to provide more support for changing sexual minorities’ living environment, such as repealing bills that could cause SMS and popularizing the knowledge about sexual orientation.
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  • Homophobic Violence in Ghana: When and Where It Counts

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      Abstract: Introduction A general perception in Ghana is the notion that same-sex practices are despised. While this may be the case on the face level, a close examination suggests that individuals in their private lives are more open to these practices. This study sought to show that masculinity performance is a lens from which phobia for male same-sex practices can be explored and understood. Methods The study uses interviews carried out in 2017 and 2018. Twenty individual and four group interviews were collected from females and males aged 12 to over 70 years. The data was carried out in English and other local languages and audio recorded. Results The findings confirm that in contrast to the notion of universal intolerance towards male-to-male sex practices in Ghana, there exists some level of acceptance. The motive behind engaging in the practice of engaging in sex with other men as a means of earning income was welcomed among study participants in contrast to practicing it as a means of pleasure. Conclusion The study concludes that internalizations of gender ideologies and expectations are critical to the (non)acceptance of male same-sex practices, rather than existing arguments of demonic possession and the practice being alien to Ghana. Policy Implications The findings reveal that there is a need to expand sensitization on sexualities in Ghana. It calls for researchers and policymakers to attach a critical lens to assessing same-sex relationships in Ghana: how they are depicted and their consequences for the security of same-sex loving persons and non-conforming genders.
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  • Understandability and Actionability of Education Materials About Syphilis
           on YouTube

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      Abstract: Introduction People use social media and online sites as tools to get information about syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases. Methods We searched the term “syphilis” on YouTube on October 28, 2021, limiting results to the top 200 videos. Videos were scored using Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) by two evaluators. The inter-rater reliability (kappa) and intraclass correlation coefficient of PEMAT scores were calculated. Videos with scores > 70% are understandable or actionable. We performed bivariate analysis and multivariable regression models to assess the relationship between video characteristics and both understandable and actionable contents. Results Of the 200 videos, 103 (51.5%) were included, 81 (78.6%) were understandable (mean score 54.1%, standard deviation (SD) 21.1), and 18 (33.3%) were actionable (mean score 60.9%, SD 32.9). In the bivariate analysis, there was a significant difference in the number of qualitative videos according to the source types, video types, audience types, and graphic types. In the multivariable analysis, the number of qualitative videos was significantly higher for “Live action/Explanation with Illustration or Photograph” graphic types, “Expert Testimonial or Education for Public” video types, and “Hospital/Physician/Non-profit” source types (p < 0.001). Conclusions A substantial number of understandable videos were detected, but actionable videos were insufficient. However, patients should gravitate towards some video types, source types, and videos with some graphic types. Policy Implications Uploaders should pay more attention to producing more actionable patient education materials. The use of an algorithm to access understandable videos should be suggested to viewers.
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  • Uptake of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination by HIV Status and HIV
           Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Care Engagement Among Young Sexual
           Minority Men 17–24 Years Old in the USA

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      Abstract: Introduction HIV and human papillomavirus (HPV) are common sexually transmitted infections among young sexual minority men (YSMM) that are prevented by pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HPV vaccination, respectively. We sought to determine the association between a history of PrEP use and HPV vaccination uptake among YSMM. Methods Data were collected from an online survey of YSMM (n = 287; Mage = 20.6 years; range: 17–24; 58% Black or Latinx) recruited from social media and men-for-men geosocial networking apps in 2020 and analyses were conducted using chi-squared comparisons and Poisson regression using STATA (IC) version 15.1. Results About half (45.0%) of YSMM reported receiving at least one dose of the HPV vaccine. Controlling for other factors, YSMM who were living with HIV or had used PrEP were significantly more likely to have received at least one dose of an HPV vaccine (PR = 2.48, 95% CI = 1.52–4.07; PR = 1.70, 95% CI = 1.26–2.31, respectively). Conclusions YSMM living with HIV or with PrEP use experience reported higher rates of HPV vaccination compared to their counterparts, potentially due to greater utilization of health care or contacts with providers attuned to their health needs. Nevertheless, HPV vaccination uptake is suboptimal given the high prevalence of high-risk HPV genotypes among YSMM. Policy Implications Standard of care for YSMM should include revisiting HPV vaccination status and discussion of PrEP and other HIV prevention methods given suboptimal rates of HPV vaccination and PrEP uptake among this priority population for HPV, anal cancer, and HIV prevention.
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  • Healthcare Mistreatment, State-Level Policy Protections, and Healthcare
           Avoidance Among Gender Minority People

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      Abstract: Introduction This study examined whether past experiences of mistreatment in healthcare were associated with greater healthcare avoidance due to anticipated mistreatment among gender minority (GM) people. We evaluated whether state-level healthcare policy protections moderated this relationship. Methods Data from the 2018 Annual Questionnaire of The PRIDE Study, a national longitudinal study on sexual and gender minority people’s health, were used in these analyses. Logistic regression modeling tested relationships between lifetime healthcare mistreatment due to gender identity or expression and past-year healthcare avoidance due to anticipated mistreatment among GM participants. Interactions between lifetime healthcare mistreatment and state-level healthcare policy protections and their relationship with past-year healthcare avoidance were tested. Results Participants reporting any lifetime healthcare mistreatment had greater odds of past-year healthcare avoidance due to anticipated mistreatment among gender expansive people (n = 1290, OR = 4.71 [CI]: 3.57–6.20), transfeminine people (n = 263, OR = 10.32 [CI]: 4.72–22.59), and transmasculine people (n = 471, OR = 3.90 [CI]: 2.50–6.13). Presence of state-level healthcare policy protections did not moderate this relationship in any study groups. Conclusions For GM people, reporting lifetime healthcare mistreatment was associated with healthcare avoidance due to anticipated mistreatment. State-level healthcare policy protections were not a moderating factor in this relationship. Efforts to evaluate the implementation and enforcement of state-level policies are needed. Continued efforts to understand instances of and to diminish healthcare mistreatment of GM people are recommended.
      PubDate: 2022-12-01
       
  • Sexuality-based Stigma and Inclusion Among Southern Protestant Religious
           Leaders

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      Abstract: Introduction Sexuality-based stigma is prevalent in the USA and is, in part, based on religious and gender norms. In the South—compared to other regions—religiosity is more salient, gender norms are more conservative, and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) inequities are more prevalent. Methods Guided by a stakeholder Advisory Committee, the researchers conducted 20 in-depth interviews with Protestant religious leaders in Georgia from 2018 to 2019 to explore how faith leaders describe sexuality-based stigma, including toward abortion and sexual and gender minorities. Interviews were transcribed and thematically analyzed using team-based, iterative coding. Results Religious leaders held a wide range of abortion and sexuality attitudes and norms. Some described traditional judgment around the “sins” of abortion, “homosexuality,” and/or “transgender people” based on Scripture and constructs of the cisgender binary and sexual purity. But the researchers noted tension between that judgment and Christian ideologies of “love” and “all people [being] welcomed…[no] matter who you are.” Several participants provided counter-examples for building supportive and empathic abortion and sexuality norms—including LGBTQ inclusivity—through de-stigmatizing testimony and personal relationships. Conclusions There are linkages between abortion stigma and stigma against sexual/gender minorities among Southern religious leaders. However, there is also support for abortion and LGBTQ inclusivity. We assert that assets-based engagement of religious leaders is critical for building effective, inclusive faith-based SRH programming. Policy Implications These findings demonstrate the need for national, state, and local policies that protect comprehensive sex education, abortion access, and LGBTQ people.
      PubDate: 2022-12-01
       
  • What Would It Be Like to Be a Parent' Exploring the Role of Sexual
           Orientation and Culture on Perceptions of Parenthood in the Future

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      Abstract: Introduction This study explored the impact of sexual orientation and cultural context on the way lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB), and heterosexual cisgender adults without children from Portugal, Israel, and the UK anticipate the parenting experience. Higher levels of parenthood aspirations (e.g., desires and intentions) and more positive perceptions of the parenting experience (e.g., emotional enrichment upon having children) have been reported among heterosexual individuals than LGB ones and more so in familistic societies than in individualistic ones. However, perceptions of the parenting experience have rarely been examined across different cultural contexts. Methods One-hundred and sixty-eight adults without children (57 self-reported as LGB) in Portugal were matched on sociodemographic variables with 168 participants from the UK and 168 participants from Israel, resulting in a convenience sample of N = 504 (heterosexual: n = 333, Mage = 27.48, SD = 5.47; LGB: n = 171, Mage = 29.77, SD = 7.12). Results Overall, participants from Israel and Portugal, as well as heterosexual participants in general, perceived parenting in a more positive way than either their counterparts in the UK or LGB participants, respectively. Parallel patterns also appeared separately for LGB and heterosexual participants, with higher levels of social support and lower levels of stigma anticipated in both Portugal and Israel than the UK. Conclusions Both sexual orientation and the socio-cultural context are associated with parenting perceptions. However, the effect of the cultural context seems to surmount that of sexual orientation, with both LGB and heterosexual individuals from more familistic countries anticipating parenthood in a more positive way, than their peers from the UK. Policy Implications Repercussions of the findings include consideration of the needs of prospective LGB parents in terms of social support, culturally competent and affirmative interventions regarding LGB parenthood, and policies targeting prejudice and counteracting heteronormativity.
      PubDate: 2022-12-01
       
  • Emerging Adult Men’s Reports of Sexual Messages and Desired Support From
           Parents, Friends/Peers, and Online Media in Making Sexual Decisions During
           College

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      Abstract: Introduction During emerging adulthood, an important developmental period for exploring sexuality and developing sexual identity, men face pressure to be sexually active yet receive limited sexual information. Exploring emerging adult (EA) men’s sexual socialization and their desires for support in making healthy sexual decisions can help identify needs of college-attending men. Method Using a mixed-methods approach, we examined 2020 data from 49 EA men ages 18–25 regarding the messages they had received about sexuality from mothers, fathers, friends/peers, and online media, and what kinds of support they desire from mothers, fathers, and friends/peers in making healthy sexual decisions in college. Open-ended responses were coded using content analysis. Post hoc Fisher’s exact tests (FETs) explored the relationship between messages received and desired support. Results We identified eight categories of messages received: pregnancy/STI avoidance, consent, no messages, sex positivity, advice on sex and relationships, how to have sex, smart decision-making, and anatomy/physiology. We identified five categories of desired support: give me advice, do nothing, let’s talk more, support and accept me, and provide for me. FETs showed significant relationships between messages received and desired support. Conclusion EA men report receiving a variety of sexual messages across their lifetime. The majority desire some form of parental support in making healthy sexual decisions in college, and these desires may be related to previous parental messages about sexuality. Policy implications Parent education and sex education programming should work to increase EA’s sexual knowledge and decision-making skills and help parents provide support during the transition to adulthood.
      PubDate: 2022-12-01
       
  • Coming out Experiences and Disclosure gap in Three Age Cohorts of
           Portuguese Cisgender Sexual Minority Men

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      Abstract: Introduction Studies emphasize that the time elapsed between self-awareness of one’s sexual orientation and its disclosure to others (disclosure gap) can be an indicator of psychosocial adjustment of sexual minorities. Methods This study examined the coming out experiences and disclosure gap of three generations of sexual minority men: adults, 25–39 years; middle-aged, 40–59 years; and seniors, 60 or more years. A sample of 274 cisgender men was recruited, with ages ranging from 25 to 79 years. Data was collected between 2018 and 2019. Results Although most men had disclosed their sexual orientation to significant others, there was a wide variation on the coming out timing and experiences across the three age cohorts. Senior sexual minority men realized and disclosed their sexual orientation later than middle-aged men, while the latter realized and disclosed later than their younger counterparts. The disclosure gap followed a similar trend increasing with age. Regression analyses revealed that high levels of self-stigma explained a larger disclosure gap among the middle-aged, whereas low community connectedness explained a larger disclosure gap among seniors. No significant predictors emerged among adults. Conclusions Overall coming out experiences worsened with age, with the older cohort reporting realizing and disclosing their sexual orientation later in life, taking longer to come out after identifying as sexual minorities, and feeling less accepted by others after coming out. Policy Implications This study highlighted some of the social factors that may improve sexual minority’s psychosocial well-being and possibly counterbalance the negative effects of stigma, namely, connection to the LGBT community.
      PubDate: 2022-12-01
       
  • Switching to Non-daily Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Gay and Bisexual Men
           in Australia: Implications for Improving Knowledge, Safety, and Uptake

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      Abstract: Introduction Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) dosing options such as event-driven PrEP hold promise to increase PrEP uptake among gay, bisexual, and queer men (GBQM), but their impacts have not yet been realized and uptake by GBQM suitable for PrEP remains slow in countries where it is only considered an alternative option to daily PrEP. Methods We conducted semi-structured interviews between June 2020 and February 2021 with 40 GBQM in Australia to understand PrEP dosing behaviors, knowledge, and preferences. Results All participants commenced PrEP daily; 35% had ever switched to non-daily PrEP, mostly taking it event-driven. GBQM who preferred non-daily PrEP had infrequent or predictable sex, were concerned about cost given infrequency of sex, and/or wanted to minimize unnecessary drug exposure. Accurate knowledge of event-driven PrEP was poor. However, reflecting concepts underpinning critical pedagogy, having accurate knowledge was supported by access to consistent messaging across clinical, social, community, and public settings. Several participants who switched to event-driven PrEP had condomless sex events in which they were unable to adhere to pills due to unanticipated sex. Conclusions and Policy Implications Implementation of comprehensive and consistent education about correct dosing for event-driven PrEP across multiple settings is needed to ensure increased uptake and safe use. GBQM require messaging about non-condom based HIV prevention strategies when they cannot access daily or event-driven PrEP.
      PubDate: 2022-12-01
       
  • Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Maladaptive Perfectionism,
           Negative Body Image, Anxiety, and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Chinese
           Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations

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      Abstract: Introduction Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a highly prevalent and serious public health concern among Chinese LGB (lesbian, gay, and bisexual) populations, and a variety of cognitive and affective factors caused by sexual minority stress is influential in the development of NSSI. This study tested a chain mediating model to examine the roles of negative body image (i.e., a cognitive factor) and anxiety (i.e., an emotional factor) in the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and NSSI. Potential gender differences on these associations were also tested. Methods A total of 682 Chinese LGB individuals (57.8% gay men, 6.0% bisexual men, 16.0% lesbian women, and 20.2% bisexual women; mean age = 24.4 years, SD = 6.5) from across the country participated in this study in August 2020. They completed self-report measures of maladaptive perfectionism, negative body image, anxiety, and NSSI. Results There were significant positive correlations among maladaptive perfectionism, negative body image, anxiety, and NSSI in Chinese LGB populations. In the chain mediation analyses, maladaptive perfectionism was indirectly related to NSSI via negative body image and anxiety. In addition, negative body image was related to anxiety only in gay males, but not in sexual minority females, and anxiety was related to NSSI more strongly in sexual minority females than in gay males. Conclusions Findings of the study contribute to our understanding of the mechanisms of NSSI in Chinese sexual minorities. Maladaptive perfectionism was related to NSSI through negative body image and anxiety. Gender differences were noteworthy. Policy Implications Psychological education regarding proper body image expectations may be necessary for LGB populations, and clinicians may pay special attention to gender differences when addressing related mental health problems of LGB individuals in China.
      PubDate: 2022-12-01
       
  • The Effect of an Education Program on Iranian Mothers’ Self-efficacy in
           Child Sex Education: a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

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      Abstract: Introduction Parents are their children’s first sex educators. Mothers have a considerably greater share in this task. Thus, their self-efficacy is important in this regard. This study was conducted to examine the effect of the child sex education program on a sample of Iranian mothers’ self-efficacy. Method The simple randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 80 mothers attending Shahr-e-Rey’s neighborhood clubs from July to December 2019. The intervention was conducted through four weekly 90-min sessions held in the form of lectures, focus group discussions, and questions and answers. Mothers’ self-efficacy was examined with a researcher-made questionnaire designed based on Bandura’s self-efficacy theory using four constructs of knowledge, situation perception, and self-control and self-sufficiency at baseline and 4 and 8 weeks post-intervention. Data analysis was done using independent t-test, Fisher’s, Chi2 and analysis of variance with repeated and Bonferroni measures by SPSS 20. Result Compared to baseline, statistically significant intra-group differences were observed in the test group at the 4th and 8th weeks post-intervention in all four constructs (P < 0.001). There were statistical inter-group differences between the test and control groups in all four constructs as well (P < 0.001). Conclusion Based on the results of this study, the sex education program was influential on mothers’ self-efficacy. Thus, we recommend mothers’ learn skills regarding their roles as their children’s sex educators.
      PubDate: 2022-12-01
       
  • “Far More Than a Deal”: Sexual and Gender Minorities’ Experiences of
           the Rental Housing Market in Hong Kong

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      Abstract: Introduction Housing has been a long-standing public issue in Hong Kong, while little scholarly or public attention has been paid to the discrimination encountered by sexual and gender minorities seeking or living in rented accommodation. Methods This mixed-method study explored sexual and gender minorities’ experiences of renting accommodation in Hong Kong. In 2021, one-hundred and forty-six online questionnaires were collected, and thirteen individuals participated in subsequent semi-structured interviews. Results Almost two-thirds of respondents perceived that disclosing their sexual orientation or gender identity would jeopardize the rental process. While 44% had encountered rental discrimination, only 6.2% had sought help. The qualitative interviews indicated that sexual and gender minorities rented to cohabit with their partner or avoid family conflict. Many interviewees highlighted an intricate characteristic of discrimination in the rented accommodation market—their elusiveness and subtle nature. However, they gave explicit accounts of experience of micro-aggression and overt discrimination in their interaction with property owners or agents, along with three strategies to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity during the rental process: filtering, camouflage, and deception. Conclusions This study provides compelling accounts of the existence and operation of discrimination faced by sexual and gender minorities in Hong Kong’s rental housing market. Legal protection, public education, and advocacy are needed. Policy Implications The government should commit to an inclusive society by enacting anti-discrimination policies protecting sexual and gender minorities from exploitation in the rental market.
      PubDate: 2022-09-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-022-00766-z
       
 
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