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Sexuality and sexual health: Constructs and expressions in the extended middle east and North Africa

Show simple item record El-Kak F.
dc.contributor.editor 2013 2017-10-18T13:37:04Z 2017-10-18T13:37:04Z 2013
dc.identifier 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.10.120
dc.description.abstract The extended Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) region is the world region with the second youngest population, where globalization, migration, information technology, and political changes are contributing to the shaping of sexuality and sexual behaviors. Understanding the various sociocultural, demographic and public health dimensions of sexual and reproductive health of young people is fundamental to understanding the pattern of sexual behavior and the burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including human papillomavirus-related diseases. New norms and forms of marriage have emerged to accommodate the changing trends in sexual behavior of premarital and extra-marital sex, as well as reports of increased prevalence of premarital penetrative and non-penetrative sexual behavior. Despite these trends, the burden of sexual illnesses remains low and is estimated at 7percent of the general population being infected with curable STIs. Other STIs, such as herpes simplex virus 2, are also prevalent. The existing policies and health systems remain short of promoting youth reproductive and sexual health. Efforts should address establishing national preventive programmes, such as screening for STIs, primary prevention, comprehensive sexuality education, as well as youth-friendly services.This article forms part of a regional report entitled Comprehensive Control of HPV Infections and Related Diseases in the Extended Middle East and North Africa Region Vaccine Volume 31, Supplement 6, 2013. Updates of the progress in the field are presented in a separate monograph entitled Comprehensive Control of HPV Infections and Related Diseases Vaccine Volume 30, Supplement 5, 2012. © 2013.
dc.language English
dc.publisher OXFORD
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Vaccine; Publication Year: 2013; Volume: 31; suppl. 6;
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Sexuality and sexual health: Constructs and expressions in the extended middle east and North Africa
dc.type Review
dc.contributor.affiliation El-Kak, F., Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, POBOX: 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress El-Kak, F.; Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, POBOX: 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Health Promotion and Community Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Health Promotion and Community Health
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials El-Kak, F
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress El-Kak, F (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Hlth Promot and Community Hlth, Fac Hlth Sci, POB 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.coden VACCD
dc.identifier.pubmedID 24331819
dc.identifier.scopusID 84890088831
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Vaccine
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Vaccine
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Vaccine
dc.relation.ispartOfSuppl 6
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 31
dc.source.ID WOS:000329684500005
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Extended Middle East and North Africa
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword HPV
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Marriage patterns
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Sexual behavior
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword STIs
dc.subject.otherIndex chlamydiasis
dc.subject.otherIndex genital tract infection
dc.subject.otherIndex gonorrhea
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex marriage
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East
dc.subject.otherIndex North Africa
dc.subject.otherIndex papillomavirus infection
dc.subject.otherIndex premarital sex
dc.subject.otherIndex premarital sexual intercourse
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex review
dc.subject.otherIndex sexual behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex sexual health
dc.subject.otherIndex sexual intercourse
dc.subject.otherIndex sexuality
dc.subject.otherIndex sexually transmitted disease
dc.subject.otherIndex syphilis
dc.subject.otherIndex trichomoniasis
dc.subject.otherIndex Extended Middle East and North Africa
dc.subject.otherIndex HPV
dc.subject.otherIndex marriage patterns
dc.subject.otherIndex sexual behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex STIs
dc.subject.otherIndex Africa, Northern
dc.subject.otherIndex Communicable Disease Control
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East
dc.subject.otherIndex Reproductive Health
dc.subject.otherIndex Sexual Behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex Sexually Transmitted Diseases
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus HUMAN-PAPILLOMAVIRUS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus WOMEN
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus INFECTION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus LEBANON
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PREVALENCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ATTITUDES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus TURKEY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus IRAN
dc.subject.otherWOS Immunology
dc.subject.otherWOS Medicine, Research and Experimental

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