Sexuality, health, and human rights.

@article{Parker2007SexualityHA,
  title={Sexuality, health, and human rights.},
  author={Richard G Parker},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={
          972-3
        }
}
  • R. Parker
  • Published 15 August 2008
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • American journal of public health
Over the past 25 years, there has been a veritable explosion of public health research on sexuality. Never have sex and sexual matters been more topical or more worthy of scientific attention. After a brief interlude of research attention to the subject of sex in the mid-20th century, when the controversial Kinsey studies were published, research focusing on sexuality at the population level languished, and financial support for such work was almost nonexistent. Particularly in the wake of… 
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