The University of Sydney is conducting a research study about the experiences of sexuality post stroke in LGBTQI+ stroke survivors and their partners.
Led by Dr Margaret MacGrath, the team aims to identify if stroke has an impact on sexuality in the LGBTQI+ community to assist with the ongoing development of sexual rehabilitation for future stroke survivors within the LGBTQI+ community.
University of Sydney PhD candidate and hospital social worker William Kokay said “Sexuality is integral to wellbeing and confidence, and yet there is currently no research on how stroke impacts members of the LGBTIQ+ community. Our research aims to explore how sexuality is experienced by LGBTQI+ persons and their partners following stroke.”
“This information is critical in order to develop best practice interventions to support sexual health and well-being among this population.” he said.
The team is looking for members of the LGBTQI+ community who have experienced a stroke, and their partners to participate.
The study is open to people who are:
- aged 18 years and older
- living in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or United Kingdom
- identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer / questioning or intersex
- have experienced a stroke or are a partner of a person who has experienced a stroke.