This research article reports on the results of thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews conducted with 10 key informants as part of a larger study about barriers to Asian migrant women’s sexual health. Thematic analysis was conducted with data to identify key themes about barriers to Asian women’s engagement with sexual health services in Australia. Key informants identified four core barriers: external cultural and relational influences, the internal beliefs of the women informants, professional health workers’ practices, and the health system service models. Key informants agreed that Asian women need time to build trust before discussing sexual topics with health workers predominantly due to lack of information and cultural shame. A cultural humility approach is advocated for health professionals and sexologists engaging Asian migrant women in sexual health services in Australia because Asian women’s sexual health context does not fit with time-restrictive models of health care.
Basham, Sandra and Dantas, Jaya
"Australian Health Professionals Identify Barriers to Asian Women’s Sexual Health,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 25:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol25/iss4/3