Study looks into sexual health of Indian migrant men
19 November 2010
Over 20 million Indian migrants live outside India and over 300,000 of them live in Australia alone. Overall, Indian migrants constitute more than one percent of the net Australian population.
The University of Sydney is conducting an online survey and study on the impacts of migration on attitudes toward human sexuality, sexual behaviours and sexual health of Indian men living in Australia and is seeking participants.
Dr Ramanathan said the research will be conducted under the chief supervision of Dr Gomathi Sitharthan.
"Despite Indians being a significant immigrant population, there is currently very little information available on the impacts of migration on sexual health," he said.
"It is important for clinicians, researchers and policy makers to have information about psychosocial and cultural impacts of migration on sexual behaviours, sexual knowledge, attitude, values and practices.
"If there is a continued lack of this information, it will limit our ability to anticipate the possible pattern and magnitude of sexual health and disease and to identify any barriers to accessing health information and appropriate care."
The researchers are requesting participants aged 18 and over who are fluent in English to participate in the online survey.
Participation in this survey is voluntary, anonymous and confidential. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. Find out more about the survey, or take part, here.
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