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Citations since 2017
3 Research Items
March 2006 - March 2011
University of New England (Australia) - School of Health
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Background / Purpose: This qualitative study explored the narratives of 24 Iranian-American women’s sexual-selves concepts, identifying factors contributing to the formation of sexual -self, gender role and gender identity perceptions. A narrative inquiry and feminist theoretical framework, examined the sexual life stories in Iran and in the Unit...
This chapter consolidates research on cultural beliefs and attitudes that serve as barriers to the management of sexual healthcare among Western, Asian, and Middle Eastern practicing physicians in the USA. The chapter first reviews evidence from the research literature to demonstrate how physicians from these populations have viewed and experienced...
Introduction. Knowledge on effective management strategy for sexual healthcare (i.e., sexual history taking, sexually transmitted infections, sexual dysfunctions) used by Iranian-American physicians remains a serious gap within current literature. Having this knowledge, and its impact on their patients, is essential, since discussions of sexually r...
Background: Although obtaining sexual history from patients is essential, the attitudes of physicians can become a barrier to sexual health care. Iranian-American physicians may face particular challenges because talking about sexuality is considered a taboo within their culture. Our study examined these physicians' attitudes when taking a sexual...
Background: Despite increasing numbers of Iranian-American physicians practicing in the United States, little is known about the barriers that may impact them as providers of sexual health care. This is an important topic as discussions of sexual topics are generally considered a taboo among Iranians. We aimed to identify barriers experienced by I...
Recently scholars have examined more closely the topic of female sexual self-concept as an aspect of sexual well-being. Few studies have focused on migrated women’s life experiences cross-culturally, and how that informs a woman’s view of herself as a sexual being. This is particularly true about most middle-eastern cultures, including Iranian-Amer...
Iranian-American womens' perceptions of their sexual-selves and gender roles are influenced both by the cultural context of their life experience in Iran and their acculturation in the USA. In a qualitative study, using narrative as methodology and a feminist theoretical framework, individual interviews were conducted with 24 first-generation Irani...
There is certainly no consensus among researchers about the frequency of men’s sexual thoughts. And little is known about the nature of these thoughts. So, do men think about sex more often than women? You can download article from: https://theconversation.com/mondays-medical-myth-men-think-about-sex-every-seven-seconds-4570