Methods: The questionnaires were distributed to 509 PWH/A receiving treatment of 27 hospitals all over Japan to ask about the experience of 23 psycho-social problems, the coping strategy to the problems and its solution. 303 questionnaires were returned or collected.
Results: 93.7% experienced “psychological shock of HIV diagnosis”. Approximately 80% had the experience to suffer from the problems related to the relationship with families and others (“notification of HIV status to families” 83.5% and “hiding HIV status to others” 78.2%). Approximately 80% experienced the problems related to the condition and treatment (“anxiety to a condition change” 80.9% and “taking Anti-HIV medicine” 79.2%). 77.7% experienced “worrying about the future life” and 71.0% suffered from “the problems related to the sexual relationship”.
Although the problems related to condition and treatment showed the high rate of solution, “hiding HIV status to others”, “worrying about the future life” and “the problems related to the sexual relationship” showed the low rate for solution. About the coping strategy, “the response of working on problem solving actively” significantly correlated to the solution of realistic problems in social life and “the response of seeking other’s psychological support” significantly correlated to the solution of the problem related to relationship with families and others.
Conclusions: After HAART, the problem of living through a long life with HIV/AIDS including the sexual relationship became the most significant and serious concern of PWH/A in Japan. The support for responding to and solving these problems is needed to help PWH/A carry on with their normal lives.
The concept of gender dysphoria is a subject of intense controversy and debate. Objectives: The aim of this study is to assess demographic and clinical characteristics, comorbid disorders and sexual behavior of 84 gender dysphoric (gender identity disorder) persons, diagnosed according to DSM-5 and divided into 54 female-to-male (FTM) and 30 male-tofemale (MTF).
Objective: Through this research on the sexual life of wrinkly and elderly women in China, we hope to understand the status of sexual health of the aged Chinese women.
Introduction and objectives: Homosexuality has been considered a mental health disorder and this pathological view was challenged four decades ago culminating in diagnostic systems (the ICD and DSM) regarding it as an alternative lifestyle rather than a pathological state. Homosexual individuals are prone to psychological distress, which may manifest as depression and suicidal ideation. This has been attributed to the lingering discrimination homosexual individuals are exposed to. There is a dearth of information in Nigeria with regards to this topic and this work is an attempt to fill this gap. The objectives of this study were to determine and compare the prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation in homosexual students and heterosexual controls in a Nigerian university.
An audit of Western Australian universities found pre-service teachers have limited opportunity to study health-related courses (termed units in Australia), and when they are offered there is often little focus on Sexuality and Relationships Education (SRE). Curtin University has recently established an undergraduate course for Bachelor of Education students, which focuses solely on the delivery of evidence-based SRE.
Mandatory sexual education in Mexican elementary schools still faces parents’ opposition under the arguments that their children are not old enough to be exposed to the subject. Through their own children’s drawings, this research proved to parents that their children had already been exposed to great extent of sexual information that needs scientific and correct guidance. The main objective of this exploratory study was to assess, through children’s drawings, their views about pregnancy at an early age and use the results to promote, among the parents, the acceptance of sexual education programs at the schools.
With the development of internet, cell phones and SNS, the new media has provided a huge opportunity for China to carry out sexual health education activities. We hope to use all these new media to promote Chinese sexual health.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent