Contact person:
Anna-Chuchu Schindele
  • Malmö universitet
  • Folkhälsomyndigheten
Responsible at Malmö University:
Lars Plantin
Project members:
  • Anna Bredström (bihandledare - Linköpings universitet)
Time frame:
01 February 2018 - 01 February 2026
Research environment :

About the project

The overall aim is to explore and compare social conditions for health equity in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights, among youth and young adults 16-29 years old in Sweden.

The thesis's conceptual framework on SRHR is based on the Lancet Guttmacher Commission. SRHR is a state of physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being in relation to all aspects of sexuality and reproduction, and not just the absence of illness, dysfunction or injury. Achieving sexual and reproductive health requires recognition of sexual and reproductive rights, which are based on human rights for all.

The theoretical framework is founded in; sociology of health, public health and social work. These perspective leads to an analytical framework where ill health and diseases are understood as an effect of social life conditions i.e. social determinants of health. Through the lens of intersectionality, the project will critically examine how a society's power structures are intertwined and how individuals in different social groups may have complex and multiple layers of disadvantages or privileges in their prerequisites for health. The thesis discusses health based on the following social groups; gender, transgender, sexual identity, economy, migrants (i.e foreign born) and people receiving social welfare.