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Researching sexual health; some challenges, some conundrums Seminar

15:00 - 16:00
11 January 2016
Room 2103, Building 44 (Shackleton), Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Sue McNally on 02380 595150 or email .

Event details

Carrying out research into aspects of sexual health – and then trying to apply the results in a meaningful way – poses challenges that are not faced by many other domains of health-related research. Although most people are (presumably) well-intentioned, the means by which positive outcomes can be achieved is the site of dispute, sometimes quite intense. This talk will summarise examples of such contested areas, including what is meant by the term ‘sex’ and what role parents and schools should play in ‘sex education’, as well as less controversial topics such as abortion, masturbation and pleasure. The talk will be part reasoned and calm, and part rant.

Speaker information

Professor Roger Ingham,Professor of Health and Community Psychology, Director of the Centre for Sexual Health Research

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