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Sexuality Research and Social Policy

Sexuality Research and Social Policy

Editor-in-Chief: Jeffrey T. Parsons

ISSN: 1868-9884 (print version)
ISSN: 1553-6610 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13178

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Jeffrey T. Parsons, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, New York

Editorial Board
Marysol Asencio, University of Connecticut -- Storrs
Carey Roth Bayer, Morehourse School of Medicine
Aaron Belkin, San Francisco State University
Markus P. Bidell, Hunter College, CUNY
David S. Bimbi, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Henny M. W. Bos, University of Amsterdam
Lisa Bowleg, George Washington University
Mark Brennan-Ing, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
Eric R. Buhi, San Diego State University
Carlos Caceres, Cayetano Heredia Univerisyt School of  Public Health
Héctor Carrillo, Northwestern University
Eli Coleman, University of Minnesota
Isabel Crowhurst, Kingston University
Paisley Currah, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Udi Davidovich, Public Health Service of Amsterdam
Anthony R. D'Augelli, Pennsylvania State University
Brian de Vries, San Francisco State University
S.J. Dodd, Hunter College, CUNY
Gregory M. Herek, University of California
Ford Hickson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Brian C. Kelly, Purdue University
Juline Koken, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Emilia Lombardi, Baldwin Wallace University
Robin R. Milhausen, University of Guelph
Brian Mustanski, Northwestern University
Conall O'Cleirigh, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Mark B. Padilla, Florida International University
Charlotte J. Patterson, University of Virginia
Carlos E. Rodriguez-Diaz, University of Puerto Rico
Michael W. Ross, University of Minnesota
Phillip W. Schnarrs, University of Texas at San Antonio
Barbara Warren, Beth Israel Medical Center
Brooke Wells, Widener University

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    Sexuality Research and Social Policy is an international multidisciplinary forum for the publication of original peer-reviewed state-of-the-art empirical research on sexuality, theoretical and methodological discussions, and the implications of this evidence for policies across the globe regarding sexual health, sexuality education, and sexual rights in diverse communities. The journal also publishes brief research and conference reports; white papers; book, film, and other reviews; together with guest editorials and commentaries. Sexuality Research and Social Policy occasionally publishes special issues on timely topics. 

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