Bringing Gender Sensitivity into Sexual Health Education Program for Women with Gynecologic Cancer in Taiwan

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


This is a two-year research project. The overall goal of this research is to develop a needs-based, gender-sensitive sexual health educational program for women with gynecological cancer in Taiwan to improve gynecological cancer women’s sexual health problems and impacts after diagnosis and treatment. The main purpose of the first year is to explore the essence of sexual experience and sexual health educational need for Taiwanese women who had been treated for gynecological cancer by triangulation method, which includes qualitative research, focus group, textual analysis and secondary analysis, then establish the strategies of sexual health education which fit clients’ need and practical situation under the framework of the Steps for conducting a gender diagnosis (WHO, 2003) . The second stage is to design and develop the gender-sensitive sexual health education program for women with Gynecologic cancer in Taiwan which according to the results of needs assessment and health educational strategies of the first year. The program will include individual sexual health education, a pamphlet, educator guide booklet, and a gender-sensitive training program. The study will establish an effective, culture-specific and theory-based sexual health educational program for women with gynecological cancer in Taiwan, and to gain a better understanding and attention of the dynamics in the process of women’s sexual health in healthcare practice. Besides, the finding of this study can be used to establish a data base of the sexual life of women with gynecological cancer in Taiwan, helping the health care professionals understand and educate their patients about gynecological women’s sexual life. Moreover, the study may help cultivate advanced sexual healthcare professionals and promote the implementation of sexual health care practices in gynecological cancer.

Project IDs

Project ID:PF10401-1053
External Project ID:MOST103-2511-S182-005-MY2
Effective start/end date01/08/1531/07/16


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