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Decolonising the Female Body
An eponym is a real or fictitious person whose name has given rise to the name of a particular item. In this case, female body parts…. The specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology lends itself to eponymy and numerous practitioners have achieved a form of immortality through this process. Their names are enshrined for posterity as designations for various instruments, techniques, disorders, and body parts related to the female anatomy. Although these eponyms are frequently used, information concerning these persons is often lacking. Also, these named parts do not indicate the function or origin of the organ. This talk will explore the names assigned to various female anatomical structures, and their purpose, and suggests renaming these colonised body parts and taking back power from the historically male medical establishment.
Lisa Morgan is a midwife, educator, researcher, and reproductive health advocate. Lisa studies the accessibility of sexual health care in low-resource settings. Lisa has written and presented on nutritional counseling skills for health care providers, as well as authored a chapter on the subject in a Midwifery e-book, as well as in international manuals. Lisa has done global consultancy work in Cambodia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Malawi. Midwifery Education Standards and competencies are of great interest and Lisa has been involved in the authoring of these documents both nationally and internationally. Lisa has enjoyed working with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) on coaching midwifery schools to ICM accreditation standards in Laos and Bangladesh.
How Chemsex (Re-)Shapes Health Concerns and Sexual Repertoires:
Perspectives from Taiwanese Gay Men with Methamphetamine Use Disorder
Chemsex, a subset of sexualized drug use (SDU) among gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with men (GBMSM), has become one of the gravest health concerns worldwide. Meanwhile, from a socio-cultural perspective, chemsex has also broadened gay men's sexual repertoires that lead to new formulations of identity, intimacy, and sexuality in general. With the dual aspects of chemsex taken into account, this research enrolls Taiwanese gay men who engage in chemsex and develop methamphetamine use disorder, and conducts in-depth interviews with them following a semi-structured questionnaire. The research investigates the treatment/healthcare needs of Taiwanese gay men when they face chemsex-related health problems, and further analyzes the role chemsex plays in (re-)shaping their sexuality.
Li Chia-Lin, Postdoc Fellow, Center for Neuropsychiatric Research, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan; Research Development committee member, Taiwan AIDS Nurse Association; Taiwan-UK Sex, Gender and Sexuality Health Research Network research member. His areas of research expertise are socio-cultural dimensions of HIV/AIDS, chemsex, and gender-health.
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