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Supporting data for “The sexual health and psychosocial well-being in Chinese adult women of diverse sexual identities: A mixed methods study”

posted on 2023-07-11, 04:31 authored by Chanchan WuChanchan Wu

Quantitative data:

All participants completed a set of sociodemographic items, including their age, religion/ethnicity, employment status, education level, income, place of birth, residential place, substance use (smoking, alcohol use, drug use), and relationship status as well as partnership types.

Regarding participants’ sexuality information, three questions were used to collect and verify their gender identity and sexual orientation identity, respectively. Questions about gender identity include: “What is your birth-assigned gender?”, “What is the gender on your official documents?” and “What is your gender identity?” Questions about sexual orientation identity include: “What gender attracts you emotionally/romantically?”, “What gender attracts you physically/sexually?”, and “What is your sexual orientation identity”.

Sexual health related variables

To measure sexual health, validated instruments were used to assess the following outcomes: i) sexual function; ii) sexual satisfaction; iii) positive sexuality. Participants were also asked about their sexual behaviors and experiences, their history of STI and reproductive symptoms as well as corresponding healthcare-seeking behaviors.

Psychosocial well-being related variables

To measure psychosocial well-being, validated instruments were used to assess the following outcomes: i) quality of life; ii) depression; iii) anxiety; iv) self-esteem; v) social support. Participants were also asked about their socio-demographic information, including age, employment, religion/ethnicity, education level, income, relationship status, and sleep quality using validated instrument.

Qualitative data:

In-depth interviews were conducted to explore how individuals’ sexual identities and social differences intersect to shape their experiences and perspectives on their sexual health and well-being. Specifically, the interview guide included a series of topics related to participants’ perceived sexual identity, perceptions of sexual health, experiences of sexual activities and relationships, views of sexual well-being, and how they access sexual health services and what they think can be done to improve the experiences of sexual healthcare.


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