The social construction of male 'homosexuality' in India: implications for HIV transmission and prevention.

@article{Asthana2001TheSC,
  title={The social construction of male 'homosexuality' in India: implications for HIV transmission and prevention.},
  author={Sheena Asthana and Rimke Oostvogels},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={707-21}
}
Over the past 20 years, there has been a growing recognition of the relativity of sexual norms and of the difficulties of exporting Western conceptions of sexuality to different socio-cultural settings. This view has been most clearly articulated in studies of men who have sex with men (MSM) which suggest that the ways in which male-male sexual activity is shaped and constituted vary significantly from place to place. Despite this, 'homosexuality' continues to be treated as an unproblematic… CONTINUE READING

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