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A mental health baseline study of men who have sex with men in Mumbai, India: Executive summary

Authors: Hamsafar Trust
Keywords: Sexually Transmitted Diseases;LGBTQ studies;Gender studies;Gender & Sexuality studies;AIDS;Public health;Health statistics;Kothi;Panthi;Double-decker;Bisexual;MSM;Urban studies;Psychology;Transgender
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: Hamsafar Trust
Description: "Men who have sex with men (MSM) are an identified risk group for HIV in India. In addition to the HIV risk, this population faces multiple and complex challenges which should be accounted for in HIV prevention and treatment interventions. Little to no research exists on the mental health of MSM in India. Challenges that this population face include stigmatization, family pressures to get married, homophobia of the society, hate crimes,criminalization, and discrimination. These stressors can lead to mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and suicidality." The purpose of the present study was to document the prevalence of mental health problems and related behavioral and psychosocial risk factors for HIV, and to examine the relationship between these variables.
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