The evolving sexual health paradigm

Transforming definitions into sexual health practices

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAIDS
Volume27
Issue numberSUIPPL.1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

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Reproductive Health
Sexuality
Public Health Practice
Pleasure
Public Policy
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Health Policy
Arousal
Sexual Behavior
HIV
Health

Keywords

  • prevention
  • sexual health
  • sexuality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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The evolving sexual health paradigm : Transforming definitions into sexual health practices. / Fortenberry, J.

In: AIDS, Vol. 27, No. SUIPPL.1, 10.2013.

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