Sexual health is an evolving paradigm that integrates a positive approach to sexuality with existing public health policy and practice for reducing the burdens of sexually transmitted infections, including those due to HIV. The sexual health paradigm rests in commitment to sexual rights, sexual knowledge, sexual choice, and sexual pleasure, as well as key elements of sexuality addressed by sexual desire, sexual arousal, and sexual function, and sexual behaviors. The sexual health paradigm offers new approaches to supporting general health and well being while reducing the burdens of sexual diseases and their consequences.
- sexual health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy
- Infectious Diseases
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
TY - JOUR
T1 - The evolving sexual health paradigm
T2 - Transforming definitions into sexual health practices
AU - Fortenberry, J.
PY - 2013/10
Y1 - 2013/10
N2 - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
AB - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
KW - prevention
KW - sexual health
KW - sexuality
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U2 - 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000048
DO - 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000048
M3 - Article
VL - 27
JO - AIDS
JF - AIDS
SN - 0269-9370
IS - SUIPPL.1