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YOPD - experiences of sex and relationships

Ask The Expert Online Session via Zoom (map)

Tue 12th Oct 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (1 hour)

Hear Monash University PhD candidate Lewis Johnstone provide an insight into his research looking at the experiences of sex and relationships for people with Young Onset Parkinson's.

Last year Lewis spoke to a number of people with YOPD about sex and relationships after diagnosis.

His research looked into how social, cultural, economic and geographical factors influence a person’s adjustment to sexuality and relationships after a YOPD diagnosis.

The findings from his studies are due to be published later this year.

Lewis' current research explores the life courses of those with Parkinson's and the relationship between past, present and future ideas of personhood and identity.

This presentation discusses how the body interacts within broader cultural systems, the cultural imaginary of what sex is and the wider concerns that were presented by the research participants diagnosed with YOPD

You have the opportunity to pre-submit your questions during registration.

This will be the final presentation of the special five-part Ask the Expert presentation series focussing on research and clinical science.

This series was designed to showcase some of the interesting and promising research into Parkinson's being carried out right here in Victoria that will help us to better understand the symptoms, treatment options and ways to improve self-management of symptoms.

Learn more about other sessions in the Research Focus series.

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