Special Issue "Advances in Sexual Health and Sexual Rights"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: sexuality and biopsychosocial aspects; sexual education
Interests: cognitive psychology; human sexuality; psychophysiology of human sexual response; dyadic aspects of sexual well-being
Few phenomena have had and continue to have such a significant impact on individual and societal well-being as the exploration of the concept of sexual health in its broadest sense. These advances have influenced many aspects of people's personal and social life, and have also had a significant impact on demographic, production, economic, and civil trends. Gender relations, of course, have also been strongly influenced by the acceptance of gender equality demands and sexual rights. The same, even if at different levels in different societies, could be said for sexual minorities.
There is certainly no lack of studies that have addressed the evolution of the concept of sexual health and the definition and defense of sexual rights, both at the level of single nations and at the international level, with the significant influence of the WHO.
This Special Issue seeks research papers on various aspects of sexual health and sexual rights; they could be a synthesis of the various initiatives and social transformations resulting from the expansion of the concept of sexual rights and sexual health, as well as the emergence of different approaches, for example, from historical, anthropological and/or sociological, psychological, medical, legal, religious and philosophical, and finally political and practical.
Furthermore, these contributions could also be focused on critical visions of the evolution of the concept of sexuality and sexual rights through testimonies—even literary ones—of those who narrate. We especially encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work and multi-country collaborative research. We welcome original research papers using different study designs as well as systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
Dr. Stefano Eleuteri
Dr. Inês M. Tavares
Dr. Raquel Pereira
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sexual health
- sexual rights
- sexual minorities
- sexual behavior
- bio-psycho-social approach