What is the added value of incorporating pleasure in sexual health interventions? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Sexual Pleasure


This research article was authored by Mirela Zaneva, Anne Philpott, Arushi Singh, Gerda Larsson, and Lianne Gonsalves. It was originally published in PLOS ONE.


Despite billions of dollars invested into Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) efforts, the effect of incorporating sexual pleasure, a key driver of why people have sex, in sexual health interventions is currently unclear. We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis following PRISMA guidelines across 7 databases for relevant articles published between 1 January 2005–1 June, 2020.


This research aims to evaluate the potential impact of incorporating pleasure components within SRHR programming.

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