Project

The interplay between (non-)communication about sexuality in private and public contexts and sexual experiences and sexual well-being in women with spinal cord injury

Duration
01 October 2014 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Linguistics
  • Social sciences
    • Social psychology
    • Communication sciences
    • Journalism and professional writing
    • Media studies
    • Other media and communications
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Human movement and sports sciences
    • Nursing
    • Rehabilitation sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Orthopaedics
Keywords
sexual wellbeing in-depth interviews social psychology communication IPA taboo topics spinal cord injury thematic analysis disability studies sexuality focus group discussions
 
Project description

Five studies using thematic analysis, IPA, and/or autoethnography (1) explore how women with spinal cord injury perceive their sexuality and how these perceptions are related to their communication experiences about sexuality in intimate encounters (with partners, close friends) and more public contexts (healthcare, media, education), (2) compare the women’s findings with the experiences from actors from private and public contexts.