Creating a sexually healthier world through effective public policy

Eli Coleman

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This paper reviews previously published technical documents regarding the promotion of sexual health through effective public polity. These documents are highly consistent in their recommendations for creating a sexually healthier world. These include: creating better climates for discussion of sexuality; increasing access to information and education about sexuality; providing education and training to professionals working in sexual health-related fields; developing prevention strategies to include community-based interventions; developing and providing access to comprehensive sexual health care services; enacting legislation that enhances and ensures sexual health; increasing research in human sexuality and evaluation of programs designed to promote sexual health; and recognizing sexual health as a basic human right.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-24
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 7 2007


  • Health
  • Public policy
  • Sexual health
  • Sexual rights
  • Sexuality


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