Psychological Violence Experienced by Men Who Have Sex With Men in Puducherry, India: A Qualitative Study
2013 (English)In: Journal of Homosexuality, ISSN 0091-8369, Vol. 60, no 11, 1581-1601 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Men who have sex with men are a hidden population in India. This study explores the psychological violence such men are exposed to in Puducherry, India. Eleven in-depth interviews probe experiences of blackmail, discrimination, and rejection. Some informants modified their behaviors or appearances to avoid harassment and safeguard their families' reputations. Others told how Indian men accepted their behaviors, but rejected their identities. Social pressure to marry was also a recurring theme. Understanding the factors behind these violent experiences may facilitate their amelioration.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 60, no 11, 1581-1601 p.
India, male homosexuality, men who have sex with men (MSM), psychological stress, sexual behavior, sexual harassment, violence
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211778DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2013.824325ISI: 000326306800003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-211778DiVA: diva2:669030