Special Issue "Advances in Sexual Health, Sexual Functioning, and Psychological Well-Being"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 94

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ana Isabel Arcos-Romero
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Guest Editor
Department of Psychology, Loyola University, 41704 Seville, Spain
Interests: human sexuality; sexual health; sexual function; sexual response; orgasm; sexual orientation; relationships
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Dr. Cristóbal Calvillo
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Guest Editor
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Interests: public health; sexual health; sexual function; sexual response; sexual satisfaction; gender; sexual orientation; relationships

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to the World Health Organization, “sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality, and it is fundamental to the overall health and well-being of individuals, couples, and families”. The interaction between mental health and sexual health should be deeply investigated to provide evidence that improves the quality of life of people. It is known that psychological difficulties affect sexual functioning and, therefore, general sexual health. For this Special Issue, we encourage researchers to submit manuscripts focused on sexual-health-related issues, sexual functioning, and psychological variables. Studies on sexuality and its relationship with psychological well-being, as well as those concerning the role that mental health plays in sexual functioning, are of interest. Additionally, to evaluate and intervene in sexual health, studies on the adaptation and/or validation of instruments for assessing psychosexual variables are welcomed. Those studies that encompass gender identities, sex, sexual orientations, and different sexual contexts related to public health will be considered. The goal of this Special Issue is to update knowledge by providing scientific evidence about the advances in sexual health, sexual functioning, and psychological well-being.

Dr. Ana Isabel Arcos-Romero
Dr. Cristóbal Calvillo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • sexual health
  • sexual functioning
  • psychological well-being
  • mental health
  • gender
  • sexual relationships

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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