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Simon Szreter, Hania Sholkamy, and A. Dharmalingam

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270576

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199270570.001.0001

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Etic and Emic Categories in Male Sexual Health: A Case Study from Orissa

Etic and Emic Categories in Male Sexual Health: A Case Study from Orissa

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(p.199) 11 Etic and Emic Categories in Male Sexual Health: A Case Study from Orissa
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Categories and Contexts
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Martine Collumbien

Nabesh Bohidar

Ram Das

Braj Das

Pertti Pelto

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199270570.003.0011

Presents a case study from intervention research on male sexual health in eastern India. Focused ethnographic research shows that men's concerns about sexual health comprise a complex array of symptoms. Many of these are not directly related to sexual transmission but reflect psycho‐sexual concerns about semen loss. The understanding of this local perspective, with its emic categories, challenges the public health paradigms currently adopted in HIV interventions, based on the biomedical model of sexual health and associated etic categories. To be effective, sexual health services need to go beyond the biomedical diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

Keywords:   emic and etic categories, HIV interventions, India, male sexual health, public health, semen anxiety, semen loss, sexually transmitted infections

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