A new study says Florida is below average when it comes to sexual health.
Sexual Health Rankings
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A new study attempts to rank the sexual health of every state in the nation and Washington, D.C, while gauging how social issues and state law affect sexual health.
Florida’s spot in a study that ranks the sexual health of every state in the nation and Washington, D.C., didn’t come as a shock to Eric Buhi, a researcher at the University of South Florida. Florida’s overall score placed it in the 31st spot, in the lower half of the rankings. “I’m not surprised where Florida ranked,” said Buhi, associate professor of public health at USF. “I would have thought we would have ranked lower.” Sexual Health Rankings is the newly released study that bills itself as the first state-by-state comparison and comprehensive measure of sexual health in the U.S. Martin Downs, a New Hampshire-based public health consultant, created it under the name of his firm, Variance, LLC. It was the result of a partnership …
Researcher says action can be taken at the state and local levels.
A new report ranking the sexual health of every state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C., places Florida at the 31st spot in the overall scores. How do you think we can do better? Sexual Health Rankings is the newly released study that bills itself as the first state-by-state comparison and comprehensive measure of sexual health in the U.S. It was compiled by New Hampshire-based pubic health consultant Martin Downs through his company Variance, LLC. The study is based on the World Health Organization’s definition of sexual health. That definition views sexual health as "... a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality.” Downs stresses that he was not ranking states on a standard or ideal of sexual …