Descriptor English: Sexual Behavior
Descriptor Spanish: Conducta Sexual
Descriptor conducta sexual
Entry term(s) actividad sexual
atracción sexual
orientación sexual
sexo anal
sexo oral
Scope note: Actividades sexuales de los seres humanos.
Descriptor Portuguese: Comportamento Sexual
Descriptor French: Comportement sexuel
Entry term(s): Activities, Sexual
Activity, Sexual
Anal Sex
Behavior, Premarital Sex
Behavior, Sex
Behavior, Sexual
Oral Sex
Orientation, Sexual
Premarital Sex Behavior
Sex Behavior
Sex Orientation
Sex, Anal
Sex, Oral
Sexual Activities
Sexual Activity
Sexual Orientation
Tree number(s): F01.145.802
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Sexual activities of humans.
Annotation: human only: SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, ANIMAL is available; do not confuse entry term SEXUAL ORIENTATION with GENDER IDENTITY (see note there)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
DE drug effects
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
PH physiology
PX psychology
RE radiation effects
SN statistics & numerical data
Public MeSH Note: 2004; see SEX BEHAVIOR 1966-2003
History Note: 2004 (1966)
Related: Reproductive Behavior MeSH
Sex MeSH
Sexual Partners MeSH
DeCS ID: 13106
Unique ID: D012725
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2004/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Sexual Behavior - Preferred
Concept UI M0019720
Scope note Sexual activities of humans.
Preferred term Sexual Behavior
Entry term(s) Activities, Sexual
Activity, Sexual
Behavior, Sex
Behavior, Sexual
Sex Behavior
Sexual Activities
Sexual Activity
Oral Sex - Narrower
Concept UI M0019724
Preferred term Oral Sex
Entry term(s) Sex, Oral
Sexual Orientation - Narrower
Concept UI M0019722
Preferred term Sexual Orientation
Entry term(s) Orientation, Sexual
Sex Orientation
Premarital Sex Behavior - Narrower
Concept UI M0019718
Preferred term Premarital Sex Behavior
Entry term(s) Behavior, Premarital Sex
Anal Sex - Narrower
Concept UI M0019723
Preferred term Anal Sex
Entry term(s) Sex, Anal

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