Family Planning Clinics Gear Up to Fight AIDS

In 1987, amid growing concern over the deepening AIDS crisis, the Centers for Disease Control recommended that all women seeking family planning services in clinics, hospitals or doctors’ offices receive counseling about AIDS and, if appropriate, testing for HIV. As described in a ...

Making Strides in Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Men

Reproductive health care has traditionally focused on women. This makes sense: Most effective contraceptive methods are female-controlled, and women disproportionately deal with the consequences of unplanned pregnancy. There has been, however, growing acknowledgment of men’s need for sexual and...

Prophylactic Predilections

In the early 1990s, promoting condom use was the most potent weapon in policymakers’ anti-HIV arsenal. However, efforts to encourage prophylactic use were hampered by the dearth of publicly available data on men’s preferences. For those who lacked access to condom manufacturers’ internal...

Sexual Minority Women and STDs

Few nationally representative studies have assessed the risk of STD transmission among sexual minority women. In a 2013 article in Perspectives, Lisa L. Lindley and colleagues helped fill the gap in such research using 2007‒2008 Add Health data....

Shining Light on an Epidemic

In the mid-1990s, an estimated 12 million Americans contracted an STD annually, and more than 55 million were estimated to have an incurable viral infection that they had contracted sexually. To call attention to the issue and formulate recommendations, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a...

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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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