Considerations for national public health leadership in advancing sexual health

Public Health Rep. 2013 Mar-Apr;128 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):102-10. doi: 10.1177/00333549131282S112.


Nations across the globe face significant public heath challenges in optimizing sexual health, including reducing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancies, and sexual violence, and mitigating the associated adverse social and economic impacts. In response, some countries have implemented national strategies and other efforts focused on promoting more holistic and integrated approaches for addressing these syndemics. This article describes opportunities for national leadership to use a more holistic approach to improve the sexual health of individuals and communities.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control
  • Health Promotion / methods
  • Health Promotion / standards*
  • Health Promotion / trends
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Unplanned*
  • Public Health / methods
  • Public Health / standards*
  • Public Health / trends
  • Reproductive Health / standards*
  • Reproductive Health / trends
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*
  • United States / epidemiology