Men wanted for local sexual health study

A local research centre is seeking men over 18 years to take part in a sexual health study.

The Centre for Research on Occupational and Life Stress and School of Psychology at NUI Galway is recruiting both heterosexual and gay men to take part in the study which aims to improve understanding of men’s sexual problems in Ireland.

Lorraine McDonagh, a lead researcher on the study, says sexual function is strongly associated with overall wellbeing.

“Therefore sexual dysfunction is an important public health concern. To our knowledge, to date, no research has examined Irish men’s understanding and experience of sexual problems.

“In addition, previous research in this area in other countries has mostly focused on heterosexual men. The findings of this project should help to inform the development of improved health promotion strategies for sexual problems and dysfunctions in men.”

Participants need not have personally experienced any problems (although personal experience is welcome ), but be willing to discuss this issue as part of a focus group.

Those who participate will be entered into a prize draw for a €100 One4All gift voucher.

For further details contact Lorraine McDonagh at (091 ) 492820 or [email protected] or the study supervisor Dr Ian Stewart at (091 ) 493569 or [email protected] Alternatively you can visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/crols/participate.html

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