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...

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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