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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.

Measuring Unintended Pregnancy

A commonly used benchmark for measuring women’s reproductive health is the proportion of pregnancies that are unintended—that is, that occurred too soon or were unwanted. In the U.S., about half of all pregnancies each year are unintended. Implicit in current measures of intendedness is the...

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Throughout its 50 years, Perspectives has published a great deal of work on unintended pregnancy, covering such topics as how often it occurs, its outcomes and impacts, who is most likely to experience it and how it can be prevented. In recent decades, sexual and reproductive health...

Unintended and Uncounted

Between 1967, when Colorado became the first state to loosen its restrictions on abortion, and 1973, when the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling established the right of all women to have the procedure, the number of legal abortions in the U.S. soared. By 1977, the number of pregnancy...

Definitions Matter

Even into the early 2000s, knowledge about bisexual men’s recent sex partners remained little understood—an important research gap, because of bisexual men’s increased risk for HIV and other STDs. Bisexual men were often lumped together in studies with homosexual men, and it was unclear whether...


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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