Studies on Sexual Behavior During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Bibliometric Analysis

Arafat, S. M. Yasir, Menon, Vikas, Vinnakota, Divya, Saroj, Ankita, Kar, Sujita K. and Kabir, Russell (2022) Studies on Sexual Behavior During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Bibliometric Analysis. Journal of Psychosexual Health, 4 (1). pp. 20-25. ISSN 2631-8326

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Sexual relations suffered from a drastic change because of the pandemic of the COVID-19 and its controlling measures. We performed a bibliometric review of articles conducted on sexual behavior through this COVID-19 pandemic. We performed a search in the Scopus database on August 14, 2021. The search was carried out by the mentioned search terms: “sex* act*” OR “Sex* Behav*” AND “COVID-19.” A total of 230 published articles was identified in the Scopus database, out of which 130 research works were funded and 23.91% (n = 55) articles had international collaborations. R Stephenson published the highest number of papers (n = 4) whilst SK Kar had the maximum number of citations (n = 39) and the highest number of citations per article (13). Universidade de São Paulo and the University of California were the most productive organizations whilst the USA outnumbered the other countries. Sexually Transmitted Infections (n = 13) and Elsevier (61) published the highest number of papers as a journal and publisher, respectively. It is the first bibliometric review on studies that assessed impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human sexual activities during which identified that more than half of the articles were funded which is a promising sign for the researchers from this field and for those who are keen to work in this field.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Sexual behavior, sexual activity, COVID-19, pandemic, bibliometric analysis
Faculty: COVID-19 Research Collection
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2022 10:50
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 13:48

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