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"It was like i wasn't even part of society anymore", Normers inverkan på sexuell hälsa ur ett fenomenologiskt perspektiv

Österlind, Gustav LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
Sexual health is an important aspect of quality of life. Norms regarding sexuality affect indi-viduals in several aspects. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of norms on sexual health, for nine (9) individuals based on their own written stories. The material consists of nine (9) written posts from the Internet forum Reddit. The theoretical frame of references consists of script theory, social constructivism and social psychology. The analysis was in-spired by descriptive phenomenology, in order to reach thick descriptions of how lack of sex-ual health was experienced. The analyses resulted in two subordinate themes: 1) relational norms and 2) gender norms. These norms can have a negative effect on three aspects of sexual... (More)
Sexual health is an important aspect of quality of life. Norms regarding sexuality affect indi-viduals in several aspects. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of norms on sexual health, for nine (9) individuals based on their own written stories. The material consists of nine (9) written posts from the Internet forum Reddit. The theoretical frame of references consists of script theory, social constructivism and social psychology. The analysis was in-spired by descriptive phenomenology, in order to reach thick descriptions of how lack of sex-ual health was experienced. The analyses resulted in two subordinate themes: 1) relational norms and 2) gender norms. These norms can have a negative effect on three aspects of sexual health; 1) freedom from coercion, 2) social wellbeing and 3) mental well-being, based on the individuals’ understanding of themselves and others based on the individuals understanding of the norms. Some of the main problems involved in the lack of sexual health are negative social reactions, social isolation, self-silencing and shame and consent to undesired sex. The results can contribute to an increased understanding of the effects of norms on sexual health that can be of use for professionals who come in contact with clients that suffer from poor sexual health. (Less)
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Österlind, Gustav LU
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"It was like i wasn't even part of society anymore", The effect of norms on sexual health from a phenomenological perspective
course
SOPA63 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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sexual health, norms, internet forum, sexual scripts, descriptive phenomenology, sexuell hälsa, normer, sexuella script, deskriptiv fenomenologi
language
Swedish
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8566633
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2016-01-28 11:33:13
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  abstract     = {Sexual health is an important aspect of quality of life. Norms regarding sexuality affect indi-viduals in several aspects. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of norms on sexual health, for nine (9) individuals based on their own written stories. The material consists of nine (9) written posts from the Internet forum Reddit. The theoretical frame of references consists of script theory, social constructivism and social psychology. The analysis was in-spired by descriptive phenomenology, in order to reach thick descriptions of how lack of sex-ual health was experienced. The analyses resulted in two subordinate themes: 1) relational norms and 2) gender norms. These norms can have a negative effect on three aspects of sexual health; 1) freedom from coercion, 2) social wellbeing and 3) mental well-being, based on the individuals’ understanding of themselves and others based on the individuals understanding of the norms. Some of the main problems involved in the lack of sexual health are negative social reactions, social isolation, self-silencing and shame and consent to undesired sex. The results can contribute to an increased understanding of the effects of norms on sexual health that can be of use for professionals who come in contact with clients that suffer from poor sexual health.},
  author       = {Österlind, Gustav},
  keyword      = {sexual health,norms,internet forum,sexual scripts,descriptive phenomenology,sexuell hälsa,normer,sexuella script,deskriptiv fenomenologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"It was like i wasn't even part of society anymore", Normers inverkan på sexuell hälsa ur ett fenomenologiskt perspektiv},
  year         = {2016},
}