Intersectional identities and dilemmas in interactions with health care professionals: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of British gay Muslim men

Semlyen, Joanna, Ali, Atif and Flowers, Paul (2018) Intersectional identities and dilemmas in interactions with health care professionals: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of British gay Muslim men. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 20 (9). pp. 1023-1035. ISSN 1369-1058

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Abstract

Individual interviews were conducted with six self-identified Muslim gay men living in London focusing on their experience of health service use. Transcripts were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Analysis identified two major themes: namely, the close(d) community and self-management with health care professionals, detailing participants’ concerns regarding the risks of disclosing sexuality; and the authentic identity: “you’re either a Muslim or you’re gay, you can’t be both”, which delineated notions of incommensurate identity. Analysis highlights the need for health practitioners to have insight into the complexity of intersectional identities, identity disclosure dynamics, and the negative = consequences of assumptions made, be these heteronormative or faith-related.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: health inequalities,gay men,muslim,identity london,interpretative phenomenological analysis
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 06:04
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2020 23:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65627
DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2017.1411526

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