Original ArticlesA Review and Critique of Advances in Nursing Science Articles That Focus on Sexual Health and Sexual Rights A Call to Leadership and Policy DevelopmentRew, Lynn EdD; Thurman, Whitney MSN; McDonald, Kari MSNAuthor Information The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. Correspondence: Lynn Rew, EdD, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, 1710 Red River, Austin, TX 78701 ([email protected]). The authors acknowledge the helpful editorial comments of Dr John Bellquist, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin. Advances in Nursing Science: January/March 2017 - Volume 40 - Issue 1 - p 64-84 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000158 Buy Metrics Abstract Sexual health and sexual rights are integral to nursing science but ignored in nursing publications. We searched Advances in Nursing Science for prevalence of these topics. Fifteen articles (1.3%) met our criteria. No nursing theories were used as frameworks, and few concrete suggestions were made for further theory development. Discussion of sociopolitical influences on sexual health and/or sexual rights was limited, mostly unrelated to health care. Information to influence nursing practice, theory development, further research, or policy across the life span, for both males and females, and for variant-gender individuals, was limited. We urge authors to contribute further to this field of discourse in nursing. © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.