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SWRC Lunch and Learn

Tue., Apr. 19, 2022 12:00 p.m. - Tue., Apr. 19, 2022 1:00 p.m.

Location: Online via Zoom

The Social Work Research Centre (SWRC) within the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina invites you to a Lunch & Learn presentation on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 12 - 1 pm (Saskatchewan time)

Sexual Identity-Behaviour Discordance Among Cisgender Men in Canada

Presented by:

Andrew D. Eaton, PhD, MSW, RSW
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work - Saskatoon Campus

Dr. Eaton’s community-based scholarship focuses on discordant sexuality, cognitive aging with HIV/AIDS, and crisis mental health responses. He focuses on the development, testing, and implementation of social work interventions to address complex conditions and improve health outcomes.


Heterosexually-identified cisgender men who have sex with men (H-MSM) represent up to 8% of North America’s sexually active male population and exhibit incongruence between their identified sexual orientation and sexual activity, resulting in significant guilt and shame, maladaptive coping, and poor sexual communication. Despite the recognition of this population by service organizations, H-MSM are a poorly understood population who have never been the subject of a distinct study in Canada. From scant research conducted elsewhere, H-MSM feel greater guilt and shame, have less ability to cope, and have poorer sexual communication in their relationships than their gay and bisexual counterparts. This presentation will: review what is currently known of sexual identity-behaviour discordance relevant to H-MSM in Canada and, specifically, Saskatchewan; discuss the plan for a mixed-methods study to explore the identity development, attraction, and behaviour of H-MSM; and suggest potential directions for socioculturally relevant, multi-level interventions that address the unique issues of H-MSM wellbeing.

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Meeting ID: 975 2722 3531
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Social Work Research Centre (SWRC)
Faculty of Social Work
University of Regina
Room: ED 456.3
Phone: 306-585-5150