Intersectional identities and dilemmas in interactions with healthcare professionals: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of British Muslim gay men

Semlyen, Joanna, Ali, Atif and Flowers, Paul (2017) Intersectional identities and dilemmas in interactions with healthcare professionals: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of British Muslim gay men. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 20 (9). pp. 1023-1035. ISSN 1464-5351

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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: the close(d) community and self-management with healthcare 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.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: health inequalities; Muslim; gay men; identity; interpretative phenomenological analysis
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
Department: School of Social Sciences
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Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 15:45
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 15:45
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/2774

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