Thinking about an idea for a theme and question?
Remember! You could be working on this project / dissertation for some time, so my advice is: ...
Choose something that really motivates you, something you are passionate about (to keep you going, when the going gets tough!)
Yes, first you need to think of a theme, and refine it into a open-ended researchable question.
Especially for bachelor students, your dissertations require you to analyse "primary research". You then use other people's (primary) research, published as peer reviewed articles, to answer YOUR question (making your review "secondary research").
What's in a name?
When it comes to matters sexual and / or gender, there are so many different issues, aspects and dimensions you might explore. An 'in' term at the moment is "Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities" (SOGI). Remember, also, there are all those hidden or "invisibilised" issues in sexual health, well-being, stigma and illness, too, such as those often covered by the Focauldian term, the "triple edit", of "taboo, non-existence and silence" (Foucault, 1984: 15). These topics might include - but are not limited to - abortion, Female Genital Cutting / Mutilation; various sorts of "kink"; inter-generational relations; sexual exploitation and slavery; commercial sex-work ... and other matters either not spoken about or those which are so readily pathologised in healthcare, criminalised by law, condemned by religions and / or stigmatised by cultures and societies.
Check the image below ...
In the three images below, they reveal a number of different ways for exploring sexualities (top left), or different sorts of sexual health services (which I designed under an "umbrella", for the RCN Sexual Health Strategy, back in 2001! - top right image), and so many other different understandings of the word "sex" and gender and sexualities, as shown in the bottom image.
Created with images by anaterate - "man pair sexuality" • tweetyspics - "technology abstract photography"