Special Issue "Sex Education as Health Promotion"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pablo A. Cantero Garlito
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Department of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, 45600 Talavera de la Reina, Spain
Interests: sexuality; mental health care; occupational therapy; rural issues
Dr. Sabina Barrios Fernández
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Medical-Surgical Therapeutics Department, University of Extremadura, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
Interests: neurodevelopmental disorders, autism spectrum disorder, inclusion, physical activity, occupational therapy, sensory integration, sexuality, activities of daily living, play
Dr. Rodrigo J. Carcedo González
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Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Salamanca, 37005 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: interpersonal and sexual relationships; socially vulnerable groups; prison inmates; parental incarceration; health; quality of life
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Prof. Dr. José Carmelo Adsuar Sala
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Faculty of Sport Science, University of Extremadura, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
Interests: chronic pain; health-related quality of life; health education; education and innovation; global health; physical and sports activities as a strategy to promote a healthy society; physical activity interventions; exercise training physical exercise; diabetes mellitus
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Comprehensive sex education (CSE) is essential in order to enhance people's ability to know, accept, and express their sexuality in a way that is satisfactory in the contexts in which they live. CSE plays a central role in developing a safe, productive, and fulfilling life and can help to achieve a high quality of life.

Traditionally, greater attention has been given to sex education for adolescents and young people, such as teaching them to avoid unhealthy behaviors (prevention of HIV, prevention of unwanted pregnancies). However, the social changes that have taken place in the last few decades have created the need for differentiated approaches to address aspects of sexuality throughout life from an intersectional (age, social context, disability, gender) and multidisciplinary perspective to improve the quality of comprehensive sexuality education interventions. 

We invite authors to submit papers on these topics for publication in this Special Issue, especially those that combine a high academic level with a practical approach to provide intervention strategies for sex education to improve people's quality of life. The following formats are accepted: study protocols, longitudinal studies, cross-sectional studies, case reports, qualitative studies, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. 

Dr. Pablo A. Cantero Garlito
Dr. Sabina Barrios Fernández
Dr. Rodrigo J. Carcedo González
Dr. José Carmelo Adsuar Sala
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • sexuality
  • sex education
  • health promotion
  • quality of life

Published Papers

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