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6.2: Public Health Approach to Sexual Health

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    11720
  • Sexuality affects individuals and society across a broad spectrum of activities: through health, but also through factors at multiple levels, such as gender relations, reproduction, and economics. Physiological, behavioral, and affective measurement of sexuality and sexual behavior is complicated by cultural values and norms, but is essential to individual health (including happiness) as well as public health.