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Overview and Lessons Learned - Gender and Sexual Health Program Examples - Gender and Sexual Health Bibliography - Gender and Sexual Health Links - Gender and Sexual Health
Research Topics - Gender and Sexual Health Picture Glossary - Gender and Sexual Health

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Community Based Distribution: The distribution of services and supplies through stores, special depots, or agents other than clinics, physicians, or medical personnel.

Circumcision (male): Removal of the foreskin or prepuce of the penis.

Female Genital Mutilation: Also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting. Partial or total removal of the female external genitalia.

Gender: Culturally defined roles and responsibilities for females and males that are learned, may change over time, and vary among societies.

Gender analysis: Systematic study of the differences in the material welfare and status of females and males in a culture.

Gender equity: Differential treatment of males and females as part of an effort to work towards equality of opportunity and equality of results

Impotence: Inability to achieve an erection.

Information, education, and communication: Activities designed to increase awareness of or promote a certain health intervention or behavior.

Integrated services: Availability of multiple services—for instance, family planning and STD treatment—through a single facility.

Masturbation: Self sexual stimulation.

Premature ejaculation: During sexual intercourse, too rapid achievement of climax and ejaculation in the male relative to his own or his partner's wishes.

Pretest: Soliciting feedback from members of a target audience prior to finalizing educational or promotional materials.

Prostate: A gland surrounding the neck of the bladder and urethra in the male that contributes a secretion to semen.

Pubic hair: Hair in the genital region.

Sex-role stereotype: A fixed notion of appropriate behaviors based on gender; for example, men should earn money and women should raise children.

Sexual orientation: The gender to which a person is physically and emotionally attracted; for expample, attraction to members of one's own gender (homosexual orientation), the opposite gender (heterosexual orientation), or both (bisexual orientation).

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD): Any infection that is acquired through sexual contact in a substantial number of cases.

Social marketing: Use of marketing techniques to improve social well-being by changing attitudes and behavior in regard to a specific product or concept.

Spermatozoa: Male reproductive cells; sperm.

Substance abuse: Misuse of alcohol or drugs.

Testes : The paired, egg-shaped glands where spermatozoa develop.

Testicular cancer: Cancer of the testes.

Testosterone: The most potent naturally occurring male sex hormone.

Vas deferens: The excretory duct of the testis that joins the excretory duct of the seminal vesicle to form the ejaculatory duct.

Violence against women: Any act of gender-based violence that results in physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women

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Overview and Lessons Learned - Gender and Sexual Health Program Examples - Gender and Sexual Health Bibliography - Gender and Sexual Health Links - Gender and Sexual Health
Research Topics - Gender and Sexual Health Picture Glossary - Gender and Sexual Health