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

Before and After HAART

The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1996 quickly transformed the prognosis of HIV-positive individuals for the better. With the treatment, people living with HIV finally had a way to avoid developing AIDS and a chance to live longer, healthier lives. Although...

August in [email protected]

We haven’t done the rigorous literature review that might support this, but it’s hard to imagine that any other phenomenon did more to spur the transformation of the family planning field into the sexual and reproductive health field than the advent of HIV and AIDS. It forced family planning...

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 ...

LARCs Come of Age

It has been a long and occasionally bumpy road for long-acting reversible contraceptives—IUDs and subdermal implants. But as new versions of these highly effective methods have entered the contraceptive marketplace over the last couple of decades, their use has been increasing in the U.S. In...


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