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AIDS. 2013 Oct;27 Suppl 1:S127-33. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000048.

The evolving sexual health paradigm: transforming definitions into sexual health practices.

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Section of Adolescent Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, USA.


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.

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