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Sexual revolution in China: implications for Chinese women and society.
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PMID:  21660756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
China is undergoing rapid changes in sexual mores due to several reasons such as decreasing control of the state over private lives of individuals, globalization of its economy, and some policies initiated by the state. There is increased acceptance of premarital sex and extramarital sex in China, especially among youth. In historically conservative China, influenced by Confucian ideals of patriarchal dominance for centuries, the sexual freedom currently enjoyed by many is unprecedented. This has impacted women's status and sexual lives in several positive ways such as increasing freedom of sexual expression, control over their bodies, sexual choices, and increasing equality with men in all spheres of life. However several negative consequences such as a rise in STD/HIV prevalence, commercial sex, and divorce rates have also been attributed to the ongoing sexual revolution in China. Recommendations combating these and suggestions for directions in future research are discussed.
Zhiwen Xiao; Purnima Mehrotra; Rick Zimmerman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS care     Volume:  23 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1360-0451     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Care     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915313     Medline TA:  AIDS Care     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-12     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
School of Communication, University of Houston, Houston, MO, USA.
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