180 Sexual Health
In this chapter:
Sex and Gender Roles
How gender roles are learned
When gender roles cause harm
How Gender Roles Affect Sexual Health
Harmful beliefs about women’s sexuality
Improving Your Sexual Health
Feeling more pleasure from sex
Making sex safer
Talking about safer sex 192
Working for Change
Activities to improve sexual health
This chapter gives information about sex and offers suggestions about how
to make sex safer.
For more information about:
• how to prevent unwanted pregnancies, see the chapter on “Family Planning,”
• infections passed through sex and how to treat them, see the chapter on
“Sexually Transmitted Infections,” page 260.
• rape and sexual violence, see “Rape,” page 326, and “Violence against
Women,” page 312.
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