Researching Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in the Context of Medical Illness: Lessons Learned about Health and Intersectionality

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The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health invites you to attend a guest lecture:

Monday, March 21, 2011
Room 101, Michael Smith Laboratory (2185 East Mall)
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

This event is free and open to the public. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Despite the myriad of changes brought about by chronic medical illness to quality of life and physical functioning, sexual functioning and sexual satisfaction are often not a primary focus of research, and therefore are poorly understood. This gap in knowledge negatively affects patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. Dr. Tae Hart will be presenting on the challenges of measurement of sexual functioning and sexual satisfaction in her research on gay men living with prostate cancer, men and women newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and men and women living with multiple sclerosis. Specifically, Dr. Hart will present patterns in these data regarding gender, age, and sexual orientation, and also discuss some of the challenges faced by quantitative researchers in collecting sexuality-based information.

About the speaker:
Tae Hart, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology, Ryerson University and the Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital) is a CIHR New Investigator in Gender and Health. Dr. Hart’s research is focused on psychological factors associated with adjustment to illness in individuals with chronic medical illness and their spouses/partners.

This event is presented by:
Center for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education, University of British Columbia
The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
School of Nursing, University of British Columbia
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia