Language and different sexual health discourses constitute barriers to the uptake of information on sexual and reproductive health and rights among migrants. Challenges remain with regards to the design and implementation of culturally appropriate programmes and interventions. This study explored the role of civic communicators in increasing access to sexual health information among migrants resettling in Sweden. Twenty in-depth interviews were conducted and analysed using qualitative content analysis. Findings illustrate the potential role of civic communicators in identifying sexual health needs, deconstructing misinformation and providing a space for reflective dialogue. Training in adult pedagogy, leadership, cultural competence and subject knowledge, and allocating sufficient time to cover themes that are culturally different, sensitive and politicised, are essential for good quality implementation and promoting rights-based sexual health.
- Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi
- Sexual health literacy
- cultural mediation
- Health communication
- Migrant health