Sexually Healthy Nation - American Sexual Health Association

Sexually Healthy Nation

ASHA’s definition of sexual health represents the ideal toward which ASHA works. But how close do we in the United States come to this ideal? Is the U.S. a sexually healthy nation? If not, what more can we do to be one? What does a sexually healthy nation look like?

We decided to ask a range of individuals, from experts in the field to people on the street, to try to answer that question. As part of commemorating our 100th anniversary in 2014, ASHA produced the video Creating a Sexually Healthy Nation, exploring how our views toward sex and sexuality have changed over the past century.

The video includes commentary from several notable experts in the field. Deborah Arrindell, vice president of health policy at ASHA, J. Dennis Fortenberry, professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, Deb Hauser, president and CEO of Advocates for Youth, Debby Herbenick, sexual health educator for the Kinsey Institute, Beth Meyerson, assistant professor at Indiana University School of Public Health, and Michael Reece, co-director of the Indiana University Center for Sexual Health Promotion, offer their thoughts and opinions.

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