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Sexual Health Issues

Online ISSN: 2515-5660

Sexual Health Issues (SHI) is a peer reviewed journal related to sexual health of both men and women. The journal's scope being sexual health of individuals, it publishes original articles, case reports, reviews, expert opinions, short communication, commentaries, editorials related to family planning, contraception, abortion, miscarriage, breast feeding, menopausal disorders, sexually transmitted infections & diseases, female genital mutilation, sexual dysfunction, eroticism, sexual pleasure, sexual abuse, cultural awareness about sexual health and reproductive healthcare etc.

SHI welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: alternatively to:

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by SHI, is properly cited.

Editor in chief

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Editorial Board

Antonio Simone Laganà

Department of Pediatric, Gynecological
Microbiological and Biomedical Sciences
University of Messina

Chong Qiao

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
China Medical University

Giampiero Capobianco

Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Sassari

César Fonseca

University of Évora

Arnel Banaga Salgado

Assistant Professor
Psychology & Psychiatric Nursing
RAK Medical & Health Sciences University

Yau Sui Yu

Assistant Professor
Division of Nursing and Health Studies
The Open University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Sana Hawamdeh

Associate Professor
Princess Nourah Bin Abdulrahman University

Bruno Py

Private Law and Criminal Science
University of Lorraine

Bruno Py

Université de Lorraine

In Press

Abortion Democracy: Sarah Diehl’s advocacy documentary film for women’s rights in Poland and South Africa

Waltraud Maierhofer

Research Article-Sexual Health Issues (SHI)

August 21, 2017

An exploratory study on psychosocial variables of people participating in Zoophilic Blogs/Websites

Danilo Antonio Baltieri Renata Almeida de Souza Aranha e Silva

Research Article-Sexual Health Issues (SHI)

September 30, 2017

Unconstitutional denial of abortions and right to privacy: female inmates in the United States

Carmen M. Cusack

Policy Bridge-Sexual Health Issues (SHI)

October 06, 2017

Review: Influence of combinations of Pycnogenol® and L-arginine aspartate on men’s virility and fertility

Rohdewald P

Review Article-Sexual Health Issues (SHI)

December 26, 2017

Current Issue

Volume 1, Issue 1

15q13.3 microdeletion identified by High-density array in a Turner syndrome female with intellectual disability, significant language delay and autism

R Fernández M Mallo F Solé JP López-Siguero E Pásaro

Research Article-Sexual Health Issues (SHI)

June 30, 2017

Evaluation of the benefit of using a combination of autologous platelet rich-plasma and hyaluronic acid for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease

Ronald Virag Hélène Sussman Sandrine Lambion

Research Article-Sexual Health Issues (SHI)

July 08, 2017

Bullying victimization in variant gender children: Experience in Madrid´s gender identity unit.

Nuria Asenjo-Araque María Concepción Escolar-Gutiérrez Ana Pascual-Sánchez Domingo Ly-Pen Antonio Becerra-Fernández

Research Article-Sexual Health Issues (SHI)

July 22, 2017

Connecting Experiences with Heterosexism and Sexual Behavior in a Sample of Ethnically Diverse Sexual Minority Men

Erin R. Smith Paul B. Perrin

Research Article - Sexual Health Issues (SHI)

August 21, 2017

Legalities of child marriage in Nigeria: Implications on health and strategies of prevention

Agege EA Nwose EU Odjimogho S Igumbor EO

Research Article-Sexual Health Issues (SHI)

August 24, 2017


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SHI welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: alternatively to:

Publication Charges

Sexual Health Issues is an Open Access journal and we do not charge the end user when accessing a manuscript or any article. This allows the scientific community to view, download, distribution of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited, under the term of "Creative Commons Attribution License". In line with other open access journals we provide a flat fee submission structure on the acceptance of a peer-reviewed article which covers in part the entirety of the publication pathway (the article processing charge). The process includes our maintenance, submission and peer review systems and international editing, publication and submission to global indexing and tracking organisations and archiving to allow instant access to the whole article and associated supplementary documents. We also have to ensure enough investment to secure a sustainable model which ethically, legally and financially stable.

The publication charges for Sexual Health Issues are GBP 690.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why are your charges set at these levels?

All articles published in OA Text are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted to full text of articles, immediately on publication in OA Text Journals. The Article Publication Charges pay for the editorial and production costs of the journal, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML , PDF and XML versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef.

Our financial goals are to:

  • Recover capitalization costs;
  • Produce sufficient revenue to allow for a sustainable and scalable publishing program, under continuous development;
  • Bend the publication-charge cost downward over time.

Who will pay the APC?

Corresponding author or Co-authors has to make the payment on acceptance of the article.

When should I pay?

Corresponding author or the paying institutions should arrange for the payment once they are notified regarding acceptance of the article. APC is exempted for cases in which a wavier agreement has been made in-prior to submission.

*We request an immediate attention towards the payment as the articles will not be published unless the charges have been paid.

How do I pay?

Authors or institutions can make payments by two modes as per their convenience.

  1. Wire/Bank transfer
  2. Card payment

Note: No taxes are included in this charge, taxes will be applicable as per the policies of the country of the payee. Additional transaction charges may be levied on the author.

Can I be eligible for wavier on APC?

The waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will be provided accordingly.

*The Waiver requests must be made during the submission process and will not be accepted after  processing of the manuscript.

Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?

No, Article processing charges will not be applicable for articles rejected by the Editorial office.

Withdrawal Charges

Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APCs)?

No, Article processing charges (APCs) do not include the charges for the reprints. Reprints facility is optional and should be order separately.