Sydney Morning Herald, August 5th 2017
Shame, secrecy, silence and fear were keeping many new migrant women in the dark about their own sexual and reproductive health, found a recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Cultural and religious beliefs were major barriers to many women accessing health services, warned the researchers who held focus groups with 169 single, married, divorced and widowed women who arrived in Australia or Canada from Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, India and Latin America within the past six years.
- Read more of Shame, secrecy and silence hobble migrant women’s sexual health, new research suggests
- Download journal paper Negotiating Discourses of Shame, Secrecy, and Silence: Migrant and Refugee Women’s Experiences of Sexual Embodiment
- Download accompanying report Research Report and Recommendations for Healthcare Providers and Community Workers PDF, 520.45 KB.