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Löfgren-Mårtenson, Charlotta, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0297-0591
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Löfgren, C., Elmerstig, E., Schröder, J., Chollier, M., Mehulic, J., de Graaf, H., . . . Stulhofer, A. (2023). Changes in Intimacy and Sexuality During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Analysis of Data from a Survey on Partnered Individuals in Eight European Countries. Sexuality & Culture, 27(2), 693-714
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Changes in Intimacy and Sexuality During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Analysis of Data from a Survey on Partnered Individuals in Eight European Countries
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2023 (English)In: Sexuality & Culture, ISSN 1095-5143, E-ISSN 1936-4822, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 693-714Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This qualitative study explores experiences of intimacy and sexuality during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic of 3357 participants from Croatia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, and Turkey. Data were collected through open-ended questions within a survey on sexuality during the pandemic. Based on a reflexive thematic analysis three themes occurred. The first theme No change was described by 41% when summarizing their sex life during the pandemic. The second theme Positive change was experienced by 25%, and the third theme Negative change by 21%. An overarching theme then emerged as: "Still the same trajectories, but the pandemic could be a catalyst for improved or worsened sex- life." For those intimate partnered individuals who already had problems with intimacy and sexuality before the COVID-19 pandemic it seemed to remain the same or deteriorated throughout the pandemic. For those with positive experiences of intimacy and sexuality before the COVID-19 pandemic it remained the same or improved throughout the pandemic. These findings are relevant for researchers and clinicians in developing preventive and supportive interventions in the context of crisis and social isolation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
COVID-19, Reflexive thematic analysis, Adults, Relationship satisfaction, Sexual health, Intimacy
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56040 (URN)10.1007/s12119-022-10035-1 (DOI)000874396000001 ()36320864 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85140825046 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-11-16 Created: 2022-11-16 Last updated: 2023-09-07Bibliographically approved
Löfgren-Mårtenson, C. (2023). Lust: From fornicatin to dating apps. In: Jenny Björkman (Ed.), The deadly sins in our time: What is the importance of the seven deadly sins in contemporary Sweden? (pp. 1-39). Stockholm & Göteborg: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lust: From fornicatin to dating apps
2023 (English)In: The deadly sins in our time: What is the importance of the seven deadly sins in contemporary Sweden? / [ed] Jenny Björkman, Stockholm & Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2023, p. 1-39Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Every year, Riksbankens jubileumsfond (RJ) publishes an essay collection on a current topic. Its aim is to provide a snapshot of the breadth and quality of contemporary research in the humanities and social sciences. In 2023 seven researchers have contributed texts on the theme of THE DEADLY SINS IN OUR TIME, presented as individually bound essays in a box set. This chapter - Lust, from fornication to dating apps - gives a broad picture of sexuality within a historical and cultural conctext and discusses wheter sexuality and desire is a deadly sin todat or not.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm & Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2023
Series
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond’s essay collection, ISSN 2000-1029 ; 2023
Keywords
deadly sins, lust, sexology, dating apps
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63887 (URN)978-91-7061-956-4 (ISBN)978-91-7061-456-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-27 Last updated: 2023-11-27Bibliographically approved
Hagerlid, M., Štulhofer, A., Redert, A., Jakić, I., Schoon, W., Westermann, M., . . . Löfgren, C. (2023). Obstacles for identifying sexual harassment in academia: Insights from five European countries. Sexuality Research & Social Policy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Obstacles for identifying sexual harassment in academia: Insights from five European countries
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2023 (English)In: Sexuality Research & Social Policy, ISSN 1868-9884, E-ISSN 1553-6610Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Introduction

Experiences of sexual harassment are common among university students. At the same time, research shows that victims and bystanders find it difficult to determine when an incident meets the criteria for sexual harassment. The aim of this study therefore was to obtain a richer and deeper understanding of the obstacles that university students encounter in identifying sexual harassment in the academic environment.

Methods

Individual interviews and focus groups were conducted with a total of 85 students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level in five European countries (Belgium, Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden) between 2020 and 2022. Thematic analysis was used to identify obstacles in identifying sexual harassment.

Results

The obstacles described by participants were found to fall into three main categories: (1) preconceived notions about what constitutes sexual harassment that did not necessarily concur with lived experiences, (2) navigating an often blurred or ambiguous line between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and (3) the existence of competing interpretations of what had happened.

Conclusions

The results point to a gap between the participants’ lived experiences and their interpretations of them, which include difficulties positioning their experiences within their theoretical understanding of sexual harassment.

Policy Implications

Measures to counteract the obstacles faced by victims and bystanders in identifying sexual harassment in academia should target this cognitive gap, for instance by addressing the stereotypes that characterize preconceived notions about sexual harassment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
Sexual harassment, sexual harassment in academia, prevention of sexual harassment
National Category
Social Work Law and Society Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Research subject
Criminology; Arbete och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-62776 (URN)10.1007/s13178-023-00870-8 (DOI)001070338100001 ()2-s2.0-85171785846 (Scopus ID)
Projects
"Plötsligt kom där en hand" – erfarenheter och reflektioner om sexuella trakasserier bland studenter och doktorander
Funder
The Crafoord Foundation
Available from: 2023-09-22 Created: 2023-09-22 Last updated: 2023-11-07Bibliographically approved
Kolak, M., Löfgren-Mårtenson, C., Hansson, S. R., Rubertsson, C. & Agardh, A. (2022). Immigrant women's perspectives on contraceptive counselling provided by midwives in Sweden - a qualitative study. Sexual and reproductive health matters, 30(1), Article ID 2111796.
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2022 (English)In: Sexual and reproductive health matters, ISSN 2641-0397, Vol. 30, no 1, article id 2111796Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Immigrant women in Sweden often have unmet sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Successful contraceptive counselling may improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The unique Swedish model, with midwives as the main providers of contraceptive counselling, is important for immigrant women's health at both individual and societal levels. This study explored immigrant women's perspectives on receiving contraceptive counselling from midwives in Sweden, in order to obtain deeper knowledge about the factors they perceive as important in the counselling situation. Nineteen in-depth individual interviews were conducted from December 2018 to February 2019, followed by qualitative manifest and latent content analysis. Trust emerged as the overall important factor in the contraceptive counselling meeting. Knowledge was lacking about the midwife's professional role as a contraceptive counsellor. Contraceptive counselling was seen as a private matter not easily shared with unfamiliar midwives or interpreters. Previous experiences of contraceptives and preconceptions were important considerations for contraceptive choice, but communicating these needs required trust. Women also wanted more knowledge about contraceptives and SRH care and rights. Cultural and social norms concerning when and why to use contraceptives needed to be acknowledged in the midwife encounter. Although immigrant women want more knowledge about contraception, a trustful relationship with the midwife is needed to be able to make informed contraceptive choices. Midwives may need increased awareness of the many factors influencing immigrant women's choices to ensure their contraceptive autonomy. Policy changes that promote new ways of counselling and ability to provide continuous care are needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
contraceptive counselling, health literacy, immigrant women, midwives, outreach interactions, trust
National Category
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55177 (URN)10.1080/26410397.2022.2111796 (DOI)000855969500001 ()36129725 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85138460153 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-10-17 Created: 2022-10-17 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Stulhofer, A., Mehulic, J., Briken, P., Klapilova, K., de Graaf, H., Carvalheira, A. A., . . . Schroeder, J. (2022). Perceived Changes in Sexual Interest and Distress About Discrepant Sexual Interest During the First Phase of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Country Assessment in Cohabiting Partnered Individuals. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51, 231-246
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perceived Changes in Sexual Interest and Distress About Discrepant Sexual Interest During the First Phase of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Country Assessment in Cohabiting Partnered Individuals
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2022 (English)In: Archives of Sexual Behavior, ISSN 0004-0002, E-ISSN 1573-2800, Vol. 51, p. 231-246Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, different restrictive measures in terms of physical distancing and lockdowns have been introduced in most European countries, affecting all facets of social life. Currently, little is known about how partnered individuals perceive changes in their sexual life during this complex emergency. This study explored retrospectively assessed changes in sexual interest for one's partner and levels of distress related to perceived sexual interest discrepancy during the first phase of the pandemic in a large-scale online sample of partnered individuals (n = 4813; M-age = 38.5 years, SD = 10.74) recruited between May and July 2020 in seven European Union countries and Turkey. We also examined the possible role of approach/avoidance motives for sex in reported changes in sexual interest and associated distress. Most participants (53%) reported no change in their sexual interest during the pandemic, followed by those who reported an increase (28.5%). The pattern was similar across the eight countries. Distress about discrepant sexual interest, which was only weakly related to changes in sexual interest, was significantly associated with relationship quality and emotional closeness with a partner, coping with and worrying about the pandemic, and specific motivation for sex. In contrast to avoidant and relationship-focused approach motivation, ego-focused approach motivation was related to stable sexual interest during the pandemic. The current study contributes to the understanding of the link between sexual interest and complex emergencies. Considering that the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the reported experiences and perceptions are prone to change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
Keywords
Sexual interest discrepancy, Sexual distress, COVID-19, Complex emergency, Approach, avoidance sexual motivation
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-49974 (URN)10.1007/s10508-021-02279-z (DOI)000744411000002 ()35039982 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85123070772 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-02-07 Created: 2022-02-07 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Ouis, P. & Löfgren-Mårtenson, L. (2021). "Det är familjernas sätt att skydda dem": Mellan omsorg och kontroll i en hedersrelaterad kontext för unga med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning (1ed.). In: Liber (Ed.), Sexualitet och migration i välfärdsarbete: (pp. 525-544). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Det är familjernas sätt att skydda dem": Mellan omsorg och kontroll i en hedersrelaterad kontext för unga med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning
2021 (Swedish)In: Sexualitet och migration i välfärdsarbete / [ed] Liber, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021, 1, p. 525-544Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021 Edition: 1
Keywords
Heder, sexualitet, unga med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning, etnicitet
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-39654 (URN)978-91-44-13372-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-01-21 Created: 2021-01-21 Last updated: 2022-04-26Bibliographically approved
Löfgren-Mårtenson, L. (2021). Sexuell och reproduktiv hälsa och rättigheter: nationella och internationella perspektiv (1ed.). In: Pernilla Ouis (Ed.), Sexualitet och migration i välfärdsarbete: (pp. 61-74). Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sexuell och reproduktiv hälsa och rättigheter: nationella och internationella perspektiv
2021 (Swedish)In: Sexualitet och migration i välfärdsarbete / [ed] Pernilla Ouis, Studentlitteratur AB, 2021, 1, p. 61-74Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2021 Edition: 1
Keywords
Sexualitet, migration, välfärdsarbete, sexuell och reproduktiv hälsa, global sexuell hälsa
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-39533 (URN)978-91-44-13372-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-01-20 Created: 2021-01-20 Last updated: 2021-01-22Bibliographically approved
Löfgren-Mårtenson, C. (2020). Choice, Relationships, and Sexuality: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (1ed.). In: Stancliffe, R. J., Wehmeyer, M. L., Shogren, K. A., & Abery, B. H. (Ed.), Choice, preference, and disability: Promoting self-determination across the lifespan  (pp. 246-256). Cham, Switzerland: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Choice, Relationships, and Sexuality: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
2020 (English)In: Choice, preference, and disability: Promoting self-determination across the lifespan  / [ed] Stancliffe, R. J., Wehmeyer, M. L., Shogren, K. A., & Abery, B. H., Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2020, 1, p. 246-256Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2020 Edition: 1
Series
Positive Psychology and Disability Series
Keywords
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Disability, Intellectual Disability
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-17161 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-35683-5 (DOI)978-3-030-35682-8 (ISBN)978-3-030-35683-5 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, SAB16-0765:1
Available from: 2020-05-04 Created: 2020-05-04 Last updated: 2020-05-20Bibliographically approved
Campbell, M., Löfgren-Mårtenson, C. & Martino, A. S. (2020). Cripping Sex Education: Editorial Introduction. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 20(4), 361-365
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cripping Sex Education: Editorial Introduction
2020 (English)In: Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, ISSN 1468-1811, E-ISSN 1472-0825, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 361-365Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2020
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-17441 (URN)10.1080/14681811.2020.1749470 (DOI)000532595700001 ()2-s2.0-85085023904 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-06-10 Created: 2020-06-10 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Löfgren-Mårtenson, C. (2020). Professor Per Olov Lundberg, Uppsala/Sweden, has died at the age of 89 years (b. 1931 - d. 2020) IN MEMORIAM [Letter to the editor]. Sexologies: revue europeenne de sante sexuelle - european journal of sexual health, 29(4), E120-E120
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Professor Per Olov Lundberg, Uppsala/Sweden, has died at the age of 89 years (b. 1931 - d. 2020) IN MEMORIAM
2020 (English)In: Sexologies: revue europeenne de sante sexuelle - european journal of sexual health, ISSN 1158-1360, E-ISSN 1878-1829, Vol. 29, no 4, p. E120-E120Article in journal, Letter (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-37614 (URN)10.1016/j.sexol.2020.09.001 (DOI)000583775800004 ()
Available from: 2020-12-17 Created: 2020-12-17 Last updated: 2021-06-30Bibliographically approved
Projects
Young People with Intellectual Disability and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Malmö University, Centre for Sexology and Sexuality Studies (CSS)Digital Daters - New forms of Intimacy and Sexuality on Dating Platforms"What do we do now?" How the Swedish police authority work with sexual offences among people with intellectual disabilities; Malmö University
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