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Enhancing Sexual Health, Self-Identity and Wellbeing among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Enhancing Sexual Health, Self-Identity and Wellbeing among Men Who Have Sex With Men

A Guide for Practitioners

Rusi Jaspal, PhD, CPsychol, FBPsS, FRSM

Quick Overview

A thorough insight, incorporating and evaluating the latest research, into why enhancing mental health in men who have sex with men (MSM) can improve their sexual health and general wellbeing. Using tenets from Identity Process Theory the book offers practical advice and strategies to improve interventions for MSM whose sexual health is at risk.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 9.02in x 6.14in / 229mm x 156mm, 216pp
ISBN: 9781785923227
$34.95
Ebook
2018, ePUB, 216pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-636-0
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$34.95

Description

By analysing research into links between low psychological wellbeing and sexual risk-taking behaviours that occur in men who have sex with men (MSM), this book demonstrates what impact social and psychological interventions could have on MSM at risk of poor sexual outcomes.

At the heart of the book is Identity Process Theory, co-developed by the author, a social psychological theory of identity construction, threat and coping. The book considers the emerging debates in MSM's health, such as the use of Grindr and 'chemsex', and also explores the socio-structural factors, such as homophobia and stigma, that threaten the self-identity of MSM. The book offers principles and techniques from this theory that can be used as an effective intervention and therapeutic model with MSM to build more positive identities and reduce sexual risk-taking.

Reviews

'In an era where the life-expectancy for people living with HIV is similar to the general population, combatting internal and external stigma is ever more important as one of the remaining challenges ahead of us. Enhancing well-being and sexual health amongst men who have sex with men and indeed all people living with HIV is at the heart of this and the British HIV Association strongly supports this work.'
- Professor Chloe Orkin, Chair of the British HIV Association

'This is an important resource for all of us who work in supporting and empowering men who have sex with men. Professor Jaspal invites us - as we wrestle with identity, sexual risk and wellbeing - to consider our approach to working with this group. This is a must read resource for all of us working within this space.'
- Ian Green, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust

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