Incorporate Sexual Pleasure into Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programs to Improve Outcomes

URL: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0261034

This systematic review and meta-analysis from 2005 to 2020 found that incorporating sexual pleasure considerations into Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programs improved condom use and related outcomes.


According to the authors, "Pleasure has been over-looked and stigmatized in health promotion and sex education, despite its obvious connection to sexual health and well-being. Our systematic review and meta-analysis, the first of its kind, shows that including sexual pleasure considerations in sexual and reproductive health services improves condom use and so may also improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes."

The authors tried to incude interventions across a broader spectrum of sexual health, but the only ones they could find related to HIV and sexually transmitted infections and vulnerable populations.

See also http://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/942378

Topics: Health Promotion, AIDS and STBBIs
Resource Type: strategies and interventions
Publisher: PLOS
Date Last Updated: 2023-03-14 15:46:29

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