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Special Issue 2008: Sex and Health

One of the most common of human activities, sex is also one of the most uncomfortable topics of discussion. And that is dangerous for the public's health. Read the complete Introduction >

Conceptual Problems

Biology: Conceptual Problems

The desire to control our reproductive destinies is, perhaps, universal. New diagnostic tools might offer some help at the molecular level.

Generation Sex

Age: Generation Sex

Intervention strategies aimed at teens are having a positive impact. Strong adults, schools and communities may provide the best protection.

Living Classrooms

Culture: Living Classrooms

Risk-reduction among HIV-positive men comes with complications. But a peer-education program that challenges mind-sets and negative self-images provides critical Aha! moments.

Sexual Healing

Risk: Sexual Healing

With gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV infections disproportionately high in Baltimore, aggressive outreach and education programs target those at risk.


Open Mike

Dean Michael J. Klag: We cannot afford not to talk about sex.

Editor's Note

Paul B. Seifert on the connections between sex and health.


Nobel Prize-recipient Peter Agre is named president-elect by AAAS; the Johns Hopkins Rakai Health Sciences Program receives an award from Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni; and more.

Magazine Staff

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