I am currently a student at the University of Sheffield studying my undergraduate degree in sociology. As part of my final year research, I aim to explore how IBS affects women and their social relationships. More specifically, I am looking to explore issues surrounding disclosure, avoiding social situations, intimacy, body image and management. I am looking to interview female IBS sufferers. I’d also like to say that I’ve suffered with digestive illness from the age of 16, which has had an effect on many aspects of my life too. With this, I hope we can share some experiences and discuss what it is to be a woman with digestive illness.
Please look on the following link on the IBS network for more details: