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"How Can We Measure Sexual Health? A Perspective from the Sexual Health Rankings Project" Webinar

NCSD and the Sexual Health Rankings Project

We have intricate and sophisticated ways to measure the presence of, or the absence of, sexually transmitted diseases, not to mention unintended pregnancy, contraception use, and intimate partner violence.  But how do we measure sexual health in ways that are not just the absence of disease?  The World Health Organization has a definition of sexual health that emphasizes wellness, accounts for the determinants of health, and encompasses human rights, sexual expression and identity, and sexual pleasure.

But how can that be measured? On November 21, 2013, NCSD hosted a webinar, "How Can We Measure Sexual Health? A Perspective from the Sexual Health Rankings Project," to highlight a perspective from the Sexual Health Rankings project, delivered by Martin Downs, MPH, lead author and researcher of Sexual Health Rankings, 2012.

Please see below for a recording from this webinar. In addition, Mr. Down's slides are linked below and can also be found here.

If you missed this webinar, you are in luck! We will be offering it again, on December 6th at 1:00 pm ET. To register for this second webinar date, please visit:

If you have questions or concerns about this webinar, please contact NCSD's Director of Policy and Communications, Stephanie Arnold Pang, at or 202-715-3865.




Date Published: 
Monday, November 25, 2013
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