Special Issue "Sexual Health Challenges in Emerging Nations, Populations, and Minorities: Research, Applications, and Recommendations"
A special issue of Sexes (ISSN 2411-5118).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2021).
Interests: sexual psychology; sexual behavior; sexual response; sexual dysfunction in men and women; psychological distress; sexual health; sexual psychophysiology; cross-cultural perspectives
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At a time when the world is focused on mega-health issues surrounding infectious disease and its control, issues of sexual health, choice, and wellness are at risk of receding into the background. Yet as people become increasingly isolated from their social networks and withdrawn into immediate family circles due to pandemic and contagion, the day-to-day impact of sexuality and relationships has become increasingly relevant. The need for intensified investigation of sexual issues within new and vulnerable populations remains as critical as ever, given that the sexual psychological and relationship well-being of individuals is often linked to racial, cultural, economic, and educational disparities.
In this Special Issue, we invite and welcome papers that bring new insights to understudied populations, whether they be related to specific geo-cultural regions, specific sexual and ethnic minority groups, specific disorders, or specific challenges (e.g., domestic abuse, infertility, STI’s, etc.). A diversity of perspectives is encouraged, ranging from physical, biomedical, psychological, sociological, and anthropological/cross-cultural to public health, legal, and historical. The goal is to generate awareness and promote cross- and inter-disciplinary understanding and conversation regarding issues impacting the sexual health and well-being of youth and adults, with an eye toward providing realistic and culturally-acceptable applications, recommendations, and solutions for the problem under study.
Prof. Dr. David L. Rowland
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Sexes is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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.
- sexual and/or reproductive health
- sexual behavior and practices
- sexual attitudes
- sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- sexual psychology
- sexual dysfunctions and disorders
- sexual and gender minorities
- sexual relationships and partner issues
- sexual rights and choice
- ethnic/minority/special populations