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With the start of 2018, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health reaches a major milestone: the beginning of its 50th year of publication. [email protected] celebrates this anniversary by revisiting and, well, putting in perspective archival materials that the journal’s editors consider highlights of its history.

Listening to Sexual Minority Women

In the late 1990s, researchers began to find evidence that women could acquire STDs from other women. However, this early work was scant, it was primarily quantitative and it offered little insight into how women who have sex with women could reduce their risk for STDs. In 2005, Perspectives...

Sexuality Among Autistic Adults

Published research on the sexuality of persons on the autism spectrum is limited and typically based on caregiver perspectives, and studies that have collected data from autistic individuals are usually quantitative. The December 2015 issue of Perspectives, however, included a...

February in [email protected]

It’s February, and February means Valentine’s Day. And for many people, Valentine’s Day means love, chocolates, flowers and…sex. So our focus this month is sexuality and sexual behavior. For sexual and reproductive health researchers, the study of sexuality and sexual...

The Pleasure Deficit

One of the foundational experiences in Jenny Higgins’s career was reading a 1993 article by sociologist Ruth Dixon-Mueller, who posited that a visitor from another planet who relied on demographic and family planning journals for information would be “mystified about sexual behavior...

Spotlight: Abortion

In December 2016, Perspectives published a special issue devoted to the topic of abortion. The issue was conceived in a political environment very different from today’s, and the ideas that the editors hoped the contributions would demonstrate—that abortion services are a...

The Turnaway Study in Perspectives

A prospective longitudinal study launched by researchers in California in 2008 took an innovative approach to examining the effects on women of unwanted childbearing. The Turnaway Study, which recruited participants from clinics throughout the United States, includes both women who had an...

Inside George Tiller’s Clinic

In May 2009, Dr. George Tiller, one of the few U.S. providers who performed third-trimester abortions, was assassinated at his church by an antiabortion activist. Dr. Tiller was admired in the abortion community not only for his courage—he and the staff of his clinic in Wichita, Kansas,...

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Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning Perspectives may be accessed through Wiley Online Library (2003–) and JSTOR (1969–2011).

Cover illustrations of Margaret Sanger © Matthew and Eve Levine

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