Authors: Khalida Saalim, Prince Amu-Adu, Richard Panix Amoh-Otu, Ransford Akrong, Gamji Rabiu Abu-Ba’are, Melissa A Stockton, Richard Vormawor, Kwasi Torpey, Laura Nyblade, LaRon E Nelson.
Publication date: 2023/1/24
Journal: BMC Public Health
Publisher: BioMed Central
Description: Sexual stigma and discrimination toward men who have same-gender sexual experiences are present across the globe. In Ghana, same-gender sexual desires and relationships are stigmatized, and the stigma is sanctioned through both social and legal processes. Such stigma negatively influences health and other material and social aspects of daily life for men who have sex with men (MSM). However, there is evidence that stigma at the interpersonal level can intersect with stigma that may be operating simultaneously at other levels. Few studies provide a comprehensive qualitative assessment of the multi-level sexual stigma derived from the direct narratives of men with same-gender sexual experience. To help fill this gap on sexual stigma, we qualitatively investigated what was the range of sexual stigma manifestations, and how sexual stigma manifestations were distributed across socioecological levels in a …
Total citations: Cited by 1-2023
Scholar articles: Multi-level manifestations of sexual stigma among men with same-gender sexual experience in Ghana.K Saalim, P Amu-Adu, RP Amoh-Otu, R Akrong… - BMC Public Health,