Masculinity and Sexual Health: Experiences of Men from Ethnic and Sexual Minority Communities

Co-ordinators: David Ansari (King’s College London) and Professor Catherine Campbell (LSE). promotional flyer

The Health, Community and Development Research Group led a workshop on community sexual health for men. With a focus on the experiences of men from under-represented ethnicities and sexualities, this exciting event explores current debates in research, policy and practice. Experts from research institutions, primary care trusts, media organisations and community projects presented ground-breaking work on sexuality, HIV and STI prevention, living with HIV/AIDS, accessing sexual health services and legal empowerment. This workshop aimed to promote discussion amongst participants from different backgrounds and was geared towards sexual health service users, students, community workers and volunteers, academics, health care professionals and journalists.

Programme listing of the day:

Registration (9:30-10:15)

Welcome and Introduction (10:15-10:30)
The importance of masculinity in men’s sexual health
David Ansari and Catherine Campbell

Session 1 (10:30-11:30)
Logging in for sexual health: Integrating digital and social science approaches to HIV prevention and care
Gurmit Singh (University of Leeds), Christopher S. Walsh (The Open University)

Break (11:30-12:00)

Session 2 (12:00-13:00)
Voices from the community: culturally-appropriate sexual health care and counselling
Roshan Nair (University of Nottingham), Sandeep Mandalia (City University)

Lunch (13:00-14:00)

Session 3 (14:00-15:00)
Legal empowerment of marginalised communities
Robert Stocker (City University), Mobeen Azhar (BBC),

Break and Tea (15:00-15:30)

Group Discussion and Debate (15:30-16:30)

Reflection (16:30-16:45)
Rohit Dasgupta (University of Westminster)

Funding for this conference was provided by the LSE Annual Fund and the Sociologists’ AIDS Network