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Khalajabadi-Farahani, F., Månsson, S.-A. & Cleland, J. (2019). Engage In or Refrain From? A Qualitative Exploration of Premarital Sexual Relations Among Female College Students in Tehran. (ed.). Journal of Sex Research, 56(8), 1009-1022
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Engage In or Refrain From? A Qualitative Exploration of Premarital Sexual Relations Among Female College Students in Tehran.
2019 (English)In: Journal of Sex Research, ISSN 0022-4499, E-ISSN 1559-8519, Vol. 56, no 8, p. 1009-1022Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explored the factors that educated young Iranian women consider when they decide whether to have premarital sex. Using a purposive sampling method, 30 in-depth interviews were conducted with female college students in both government and private universities in Tehran in 2005-2006. The respondents included unmarried women who had experienced sexual relations, unmarried women who had abstained, and married women. Young women's considerations for premarital sex included (1) marriage meaning and motivations; (2) compliance with family values and expectations; (3) perceived gender and social norms of premarital sex; (4) importance of religiosity; and (5) sexual knowledge and self-efficacy. Marriage meaning and motivation seem to be the central pillar in the complex decision to engage in or refrain from premarital sex among female college students. These considerations have theoretical implications for understanding premarital relationships and sex in a conservative setting. Finally, some shifts are occurring in the meaning of marriage and sexual mores among educated young women in Iran; these changes are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-5252 (URN)10.1080/00224499.2018.1546371 (DOI)30557073 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85058840445 (Scopus ID)27292 (Local ID)27292 (Archive number)27292 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-08-31Bibliographically approved
Skårner, A., Månsson, S.-A. & Svensson, B. (2017). Better safe than sorry': Women's stories of sex and intimate relationships on the path out of drug abuse (ed.). Sexualities, 20(3), 324-343
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Better safe than sorry': Women's stories of sex and intimate relationships on the path out of drug abuse
2017 (English)In: Sexualities, ISSN 1363-4607, E-ISSN 1461-7382, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 324-343Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on the role of sexuality and intimate relationships during women's exit processes from drug abuse. Drawing from qualitative interviews with Swedish women the article explores how their sexual practice is played out both during drug use and in the new drug-free life situation. The conflictual transition process evolves around the individual's attempts to adapt to various sexual scripts made available to them. An element of shame regarding past sexual experiences is enforced by a strong desire to create a new identity as 'ordinary'. The safest option then is to abstain from sex even if it may lead to frustration and longing. To some, toning down sexuality is a welcome respite, to others a meaningless wait. Why does the beautiful, lovely sexuality never come?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
Body image, drug abuse, exit processes, female sexuality, sexual desire
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-4581 (URN)10.1177/1363460716665782 (DOI)000394643700004 ()2-s2.0-85012157888 (Scopus ID)25054 (Local ID)25054 (Archive number)25054 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M., Ross, M. W., Månsson, S.-A., Nyoni, J., Shio, J. & Agardh, A. (2016). Being Forced to Become Your Own Doctor: Men Who Have Sex with Men's Experiences of Stigma in the Tanzanian Healthcare System (ed.). International Journal of Sexual Health, 28(2), 163-175
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being Forced to Become Your Own Doctor: Men Who Have Sex with Men's Experiences of Stigma in the Tanzanian Healthcare System
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2016 (English)In: International Journal of Sexual Health, ISSN 1931-7611, E-ISSN 1931-762X, Vol. 28, no 2, p. 163-175Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Objective: To acquire a deepened understanding of how stigma in healthcare affects health-seeking behaviors of same-sex practising men in Tanzania. Methods: In-depth interviews with 12 men were conducted in Dar es Salaam, 2012. Data were interpreted through qualitative content analysis. Results: Narratives revealed that men's healthcare perceptions were shaped by previous encounters, rumors in gay community, norms, and legislation around homosexuality. Fears of exposure aggravated men's possibilities of giving full anamnesis and detached them from formal healthcare services. Conclusions: Stigma in healthcare might lead to severe public health problems due to perceived exclusion from the health system by sexual minorities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
Homophobia, qualitative studies, gay men, sexual minorities, STIs
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-5326 (URN)10.1080/19317611.2016.1158763 (DOI)000384031100005 ()28491204 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84966702468 (Scopus ID)25924 (Local ID)25924 (Archive number)25924 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Agardh, A., Ross, M., Östergren, P.-O., Larsson, M., Tumwine, G., Månsson, S.-A., . . . Patton, G. (2016). Health Risks in Same-Sex Attracted Ugandan University Students: Evidence from Two Cross-Sectional Studies (ed.). PLOS ONE, 11(3), Article ID e0150627.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health Risks in Same-Sex Attracted Ugandan University Students: Evidence from Two Cross-Sectional Studies
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2016 (English)In: PLOS ONE, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 11, no 3, article id e0150627Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Widespread discrimination across much of sub-Saharan Africa against persons with same-sex sexuality, including recent attempts in Uganda to extend criminal sanctions against same-sex behavior, are likely to have profound effects on this group's health, health care access, and well-being. Yet knowledge of the prevalence of same-sex sexuality in this region is scarce. This study aimed to systematically examine prevalence of same-sex sexuality and related health risks in young Ugandan adults. We conducted two cross-sectional survey studies in south-western Uganda targeting student samples (n = 980, n = 1954) representing 80% and 72% of the entire undergraduate classes attending a university in 2005 and 2010, respectively. A questionnaire assessed items concerning same-sex sexuality (same-sex attraction/fantasies, same-sex sexual relations), mental health, substance use, experience of violence, risky sexual behavior, and sexual health counseling needs. Our findings showed that same-sex sexual attraction/fantasies and behavior were common among male and female students, with 10-25% reporting having sexual attraction/fantasies regarding persons of the same-sex, and 6-16% reporting same-sex sexual relations. Experiences of same-sex sexuality were associated with health risks, e.g. poor mental health (2010, AOR = 1.5; 95% CI: 1.0-2.3), sexual coercion (2010, AOR 2.9; CI: 1.9-4.6), and unmet sexual health counseling needs (2010, AOR 2.2; CI: 1.4-3.3). This first study of young adults in Uganda with same-sex sexuality found high levels of health needs but poor access to health care. Effective response is likely to require major shifts in current policy, efforts to reduce stigmatization, and reorientation of health services to better meet the needs of this vulnerable group of young people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Public Library of Science, 2016
Keywords
Multidisciplinary Sciences
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-15201 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0150627 (DOI)000372574900046 ()26982494 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84969128379 (Scopus ID)21378 (Local ID)21378 (Archive number)21378 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Löfgren-Mårtenson, L. & Månsson, S.-A. (2015). Lust, Love, and Life: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Adoelscents' Perceptions and Experiences with Pornography (ed.). In: Lynn Comella, Shira Tarrant (Ed.), Lynn Comella, Shira Tarrant (Ed.), New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law (pp. 335-358). : Praeger
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lust, Love, and Life: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Adoelscents' Perceptions and Experiences with Pornography
2015 (English)In: New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law / [ed] Lynn Comella, Shira Tarrant, Praeger, 2015, p. 335-358Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Praeger, 2015
Keywords
Pornography, Youth, Qualitative study, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8651 (URN)19940 (Local ID)9781440828058 (ISBN)19940 (Archive number)19940 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Wendt, C., Idvall, E. & Månsson, S.-A. (2015). The Experience of Oral and Written Information about Sex and Relationships in adults Treated For Malignant Blood Diseases (ed.). Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the European-Society-for-Blood-and-Marrow-Transplantation, Istanbul, TURKEY (2015). Bone Marrow Transplantation, 50(Suppl 1), S514-S514, Article ID NP009.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Experience of Oral and Written Information about Sex and Relationships in adults Treated For Malignant Blood Diseases
2015 (English)In: Bone Marrow Transplantation, ISSN 0268-3369, E-ISSN 1476-5365, Vol. 50, no Suppl 1, p. S514-S514, article id NP009Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: One of the most important needs of cancer patients is to receive thorough and honest information about their disease, treatment and chance for cure. Additionally, important aspects are possible treatment related to side effects and also the impact on patient’s sexual health. Most patients consider it is important to address the problems of sexual nature with health professionals, but results show that nurses and physicians do not address the issues of sexuality in the context of cancer therapy. The purpose of this study was to assess how information worked in practice, both oral and written. This study is also a result from an earlier presentation of the booklet ‘‘Sex and relationships in the treatment of blood diseases’’ as a poster at the EBMT in Vienna 2010. Method: A study specific questionnaire was developed for patients with malignant blood diseases. It contained questions about information on sex and relationships as well as on the developed booklet. Results: As to our knowledge this is the first study in Sweden examining patients’ experience of oral and written information about sexual issues. Two hundred and sixteen patients participated in this descriptive study. It included 135 men and 80 women with a mean age of 59 years. Most of the patients had not received information about sexual issues and a majority also considered oral information as important as written information. The result showed a very low input from health professionals. Only sixteen nurses (8.5%) and ten physicians (5.3%) had given oral information to the patients. The vast majority of patients were highly satisfied with the booklet, and considered it as being useful in general. Conclusion: It is concluded that patient with malignant blood diseases do not get information about sex and relationships as much as they wanted. Therefore health professionals need necessary training to feel confident in the conversation about sexuality and knowing how treatment affect sexuality. The result also showed that patients wanted written information and that the booklet could be helpful in communication with health professionals. Disclosure of Interest: None Declared.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nature Publishing Group, 2015
Keywords
Biophysics, Oncology, Hematology, Immunology, Transplantation
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-14571 (URN)10.1038/bmt.2015.32 (DOI)000351632903009 ()2-s2.0-85127344069 (Scopus ID)20112 (Local ID)20112 (Archive number)20112 (OAI)
Conference
Annual Meeting of the European-Society-for-Blood-and-Marrow-Transplantation, Istanbul, TURKEY (2015)
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2024-02-12Bibliographically approved
Löfgren-Mårtenson, L., Lindroth, M. & Månsson, S.-A. (2013). ”Det är värt risken” Unga inom Sis och sexuell hälsa (ed.). : Statens institutionsstyrelse (SiS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Det är värt risken” Unga inom Sis och sexuell hälsa
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Rapporten presenterar en intervjustudie om sexuell hälsa bland unga, som har genomförts på två av SiS särskilda ungdomshem. Studien baseras på 20 intervjuer med nio flickor och elva pojkar i åldrarna 15–20 år. Ett särskilt fokus läggs på ungdomarnas egna erfarenheter, attityder och kunskaper. Ungdomarna beskriver sexualiteten främst som en möjlighet att få något positivt, såsom närhet, njutning och bekräftelse, medan risken att drabbas av sexuellt överförbara sjukdomar, sexuella övergrepp eller oönskade graviditeter tonas ner. Ungdomarna tycks navigera i det sexuella landskapet med hjälp av olika strategier: bagatellisering av sexuella risker, bedömningar av sexuella risksituationer baserat på partnerns utseende och rykte, känslomässigt distanserande, senareläggande av tidpunkten för den sexuella debuten då denna varit ett övergrepp samt kompensatoriska handlingar. Kanske är det just trygghetslängtan och bilden av kompensatoriska strategier i avsikt att söka sig till närhet och intimitet, som är den viktigaste pusselbiten i förståelsen av de ungas utsagor om sexuellt agerande. ISBN 978-91-87053-20-7 ”Det är värt risken” Unga inom SiS och sexuell hälsa Lotta

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Statens institutionsstyrelse (SiS), 2013. p. 39
Series
Institutionsråd i fokus ; 6
Keywords
sexuell hälsa, sexuellt risktagande, tvångsomhändertagna unga
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-16945 (URN)16242 (Local ID)978-91-87053-20-7 (ISBN)16242 (Archive number)16242 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Plantin, L., Wallander, L. & Månsson, S.-A. (2013). Hiv i Sverige: kunskaper, attityder och beteenden hos allmänheten 1987-2011 (ed.). : Smittskyddsinstitutet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hiv i Sverige: kunskaper, attityder och beteenden hos allmänheten 1987-2011
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna rapport är att undersöka hur allmänhetens attityder, kunskaper och beteenden i fråga om hiv har förändrats under perioden 1987–2011. Den baseras på åtta enkätundersökningar, vardera riktade till ett slumpmässigt urval av 4 000–6 000 individer ur den svenska befolkningen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Smittskyddsinstitutet, 2013. p. 42
Series
Smittskyddsinstitutets rapporter ; 2012-10-2
Keywords
Hiv, Aids, kunskaper, attityder och beteenden
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-13166 (URN)16492 (Local ID)16492 (Archive number)16492 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-29 Created: 2020-02-29 Last updated: 2023-08-21Bibliographically approved
Månsson, S.-A. (2013). Interaktionistiska perspektiv på studiet av sociala problem (ed.). In: Anna Meeuwisse, Hans Swärd (Ed.), Anna Meeuwisse, Hans Swärd (Ed.), Perspektiv på sociala problem: (pp. 167-185). : Natur & Kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interaktionistiska perspektiv på studiet av sociala problem
2013 (Swedish)In: Perspektiv på sociala problem / [ed] Anna Meeuwisse, Hans Swärd, Natur & Kultur , 2013, p. 167-185Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Natur & Kultur, 2013
Keywords
Interaktionism, teori, process, kariärr, vändpunkt
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8598 (URN)16390 (Local ID)978-91-27-13428-7 (ISBN)16390 (Archive number)16390 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Löfgren-Mårtenson, L. & Månsson, S.-A. (2013). Lust, Love, and Life: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Adolescents' Perceptions and Experiences with Pornography (ed.). In: Kristian Daneback, Sven-Axel Månsson (Ed.), Kristian Daneback, Sven-Axel Månsson (Ed.), Sexuality and the Internet: a collection of papers 2003-2013 (pp. 135-146). : Malmö university, Faculty of health and society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lust, Love, and Life: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Adolescents' Perceptions and Experiences with Pornography
2013 (English)In: Sexuality and the Internet: a collection of papers 2003-2013 / [ed] Kristian Daneback, Sven-Axel Månsson, Malmö university, Faculty of health and society , 2013, p. 135-146Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Previously published as Löfgren-Mårtenson, L. & Månsson, S-A. (2010). Lust, Love, and Life: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Adolescents’ Perceptions and Experiences with Pornography, Journal of Sex Research, 47 (6), pp. 568-579.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö university, Faculty of health and society, 2013
Series
FoU-rapport ; 2013:1
Keywords
Pornography, Youth, Qualitative study, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8915 (URN)20148 (Local ID)978-91-7104-476-1 (ISBN)20148 (Archive number)20148 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
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