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Bejel, or endemic syphilis, is a chronic skin and tissue disease caused by infection by a subspecies of the spirochete Treponema pallidum. more...

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Although the organism that causes bejel, Treponema pallidum endemicum, is morphologically and serologically indistinguishable from Treponema pallidum pallidum, which causes venereal syphilis, transmission of bejel is not venereal in nature, generally resulting from mouth-to-mouth contact or sharing of domestic utensils, and the courses of the two diseases are somewhat different.

Bejel usually begins in childhood as a small mucous patch, often on the interior of the mouth, followed by the appearance of raised, eroding lesions on the limbs and trunk. Periostitis (inflammation) of the leg bones is commonly seen, and gummas of the nose and soft palate develop in later stages.

Bejel is mainly found in arid countries of the eastern Mediterranean region and in West Africa, where it is known as sahel. It is treatable with penicillin or other antibiotics, resulting in a complete recovery.


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Index Volume 39, 2002
From Journal of Sex Research, 2/1/03



Age, Religious Beliefs, and Sexual Attitudes, by Armelle Le Gall, Etienne Mullet, and Sheila Riviere Shafighi, (3), 207-216.

Biological Factors in Human Sexuality, by John Bancroft, (1), 15-21.

A Brief Telephone Interview to Identify Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Random Digit Dialing Sampling, by Ilan H. Meyer, Lindsay Rossano, James M. Ellis, and Judith Bradford, (2), 139-144.

Childhood Sexual Experiences and the Perception of Abuse Among Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men, by Curtis Dolezal and Alex Carballo-Dieguez, (3), 165-173.

Clinic-Based Service Programs for Increasing Responsible Sexual Behavior, J. Dennis Fortenberry, (1), 63-66.

Do All Orgasms Feel Alike? Evaluating a Two-Dimensional Model of the Orgasm Experience Across Gender and Sexual Context, by Kenneth Mah and Yitzchak M. Binik, (2), 104-113.

The Economy of Risk and Respect: Accounts by Puerto Rican Sex Workers of HIV Risk Taking, by Helena Hansen, Maria Margarita Lopez-Iftikhar, and Margarita Alegria, (4), 292-301.

Effective Approaches to Reducing Adolescent Unprotected Sex, Pregnancy, and Childbearing, by Douglas Kirby, (1), 51-57.

Effective Targeted and Community HIV/STD Prevention Programs, by Michael W. Ross and Mark L. Williams, (1), 58-62.

Expectancies Specific to Condom Use Mediate the Alcohol and Sexual Risk Relationship, by Joseph W. LaBrie, Jason Schiffman, and Mitchell Earleywine, (2), 145-152.

Family Influences on Adolescent Sexual and Contraceptive Behavior, by Brent C. Miller, (1), 22-26.

Gender, Relationship Stage, and Sexual Behavior: The Importance of Partner Emotional Investment Within Specific Situations, by Craig A. Hill, (3), 228-240.

Heterosexuals' Attitudes Toward Bisexual Men and Women in the United States, by Gregory M. Herek, (4), 264-274.

How Common is Intersex? A Response to Anne Fausto-Sterling, by Leonard Sax, (3), 174-178.

Human Sexual Development, by John DeLamater and William N. Friedrich, (1), 10-14.

The Impact of Schools and School Programs Upon Adolescent Sexual Behavior, by Douglas Kirby, (1), 27-33.

Inconsistencies in Reporting the Occurrence and Timing of First Intercourse Among Adolescents, by Dawn M. Upchurch, Lee A. Lillard, Carol S. Aneshensel, and Nicole Fang Li, (3), 197-206.

The Influence of Dual-Identity Development on the Psychosocial Functioning of African-American Gay and Bisexual Men, by Isiaah Crawford, Kevin W. Allison, Brian D. Zamboni, and Tomas Soto, (3), 179-189.

Influences of Culture on Asian Americans' Sexuality, by Sumie Okazaki, (1), 34-41.

Mass Media Influences on Sexuality, by Jane D. Brown, (1), 42-45.

Media Interventions to Promote Responsible Sexual Behavior, by Sarah N. Keller and Jane D. Brown, (1), 67-72.

Peer Modeling and College Men's Sexually Impositional Behavior in the Laboratory, by Damon Mitchell, D. J. Angelone, Richard Hirschman, Roy S. Lilly, and Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, (4), 326-333.

Predicting Responses to Sexually Aggressive Stories: The Role of Consent, Interest in Sexual Aggression, and Overall Sexual Interest, by Brian A. Wilson, Jeffrey E. Holm, Kelly L. Bishop, and Dana M. Borowiak, (4), 275-283.

Promoting Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior: An Introduction, by Eli Coleman, (1), 3-6.

Psychological Factors and the Sexuality of Pregnant and Postpartum Women, by Margaret A. De Judicibus and Marita P. McCabe, (2), 94-103.

Relationship Functioning and Sexuality Among People With Multiple Sclerosis, by Marita P. McCabe, (4), 302-309.

Relationship Power, Decision Making, and Sexual Relations: An Exploratory Study With Couples of Mexican Origin, by S. Marle Harvey, Linda J. Beckman, Carole H. Browner, and Christy A. Sherman, (4), 284-291.

Reports of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Adolescents and Young Adults: Stability Over Time, by Mathew C. Aalsma, Gregory D. Zimet, J. Dennis Fortenberry, Margaret Blythe, and Donald P. Orr, (4), 359-263.

The Roles and Rules of Law in Sexual Development, by Roger J. R. Levesque, (1), 46-50.

Seven Tenths Incorrect: Heterogeneity and Change in the Waist-to-Hip Ratios of Playboy Centerfold Models and Miss America Pageant Winners, by Jeremy Freese and Sheri Meland, (2), 133-138.

Sexual Coercion Reported by Women in Three Midwestern Prisons, by Cindy Struckman-Johnson and David Struckman-Johnson, (3), 217-227.

Sexual Diversity in Urban Norwegians, by Bente Traeen, Hein Stigum, and Dagfinn Sorensen, (4), 249-258.

Sexual Dysfunction: Overview of Prevalence, Etiological Factors, and Treatment, by Julia R. Heiman, (1), 73-78.

Sexual Functioning and Self-Reported Depressive Symptoms Among College Women, by Penny Frohlich and Cindy Meston, (4), 321-325.

Sexual Health Policies in Other Industrialized Countries: Are There Lessons for the United States?, by Ilsa L. Lottes, (1), 79-83.

The Sexual Inhibition (SIS) and Sexual Excitation (SES) Scales: I. Measuring Sexual Inhibition and Excitation Proneness in Men, by Erick Janssen, Harrie Vorst, Peter Finn, and John Bancroft, (2), 114-126.

The Sexual Inhibition (SIS) and Sexual Excitation (SES) Scales: II. Predicting Psychophysiological Response Patterns, by Erick Janssen, Harrie Vorst, Peter Finn, and John Bancroft, (2), 127-132.

Sexual Offenders' Perceptions of Their Early Interpersonal Relationships: An Attachment Perspective, by Julie McCormack, Stephen M. Hudson, and Tony Ward, (2), 85-93.

Sexual Satisfaction in Premarital Relationships: Associations With Satisfaction, Love, Commitment, and Stability, by Susan Sprecher, (3), 190-196.

Sexuality and Health Challenges: Responding to a Public Health Imperative, by Michael W. Ross, (1), 7-9.

Understanding Human Ambivalence About Sex: The Effects of Stripping Sex of Meaning, by Jamie L. Goldenberg, Cathy R. Cox, Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg, and Sheldon Solomon, (4), 310-320.

Book Reviews and In Memorium

The Gay Baby Boom: The Psychology of Gay Parenthood, by Suzanne M. Johnson and Elizabeth O'Connor, reviewed by Beverly R. King, (4), 335-337.

Gay Cuban Nation, by Emilio Bejel, reviewed by Stephan O. Murray, (3), 244-246.

Gay Warriors: A Documentary History From the Ancient World to the Present, edited by B. R. Burg, reviewed by Vern L. Bullough, (3), 241-242.

Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World's Religions, edited by Patricia Beattie Jung, Mary E. Hunt, and Radhika Balakrishnan, reviewed by Gina Ogden, (2), 157-158.

Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia: The Regulation of Sexual and Gender Dissent, by Dan Healey, reviewed by Stephan O. Murray, (3), 246-248.

Homosexuality in French History and Culture, edited by Jeffrey Merrick and Michael Sibalis, reviewed by Vern L. Bullough, (4), 334-335.

In Memory of Bernie Zilbergeld, by Carol Rinkleib Ellison, (4), 340-341.

Pornography and Sexual Representation: A Reference Guide (Vol. 1), by Joseph W. Slade, reviewed by Joe A. Thomas, (4), 337-339.

The Role of Theory in Sex Research, edited by John Bancroft, reviewed by David L. Weis, (2), 158-160.

The Secret Lives of Girls: What Good Girls Really Do--Sex Play, Aggression, and Their Guilt, by Sharon Lamb, reviewed by Kimberly D. Hearn, (3), 242-244.

Sex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices and Public Policies, edited by Edward O. Laumann and Robert T. Michael, reviewed by Richard L. Michalski and Todd K. Shackelford, (2), 155-157.

Sex Without Consent: Rape and Sexual Coercion in America, edited by Merril D. Smith, reviewed by Vern L. Bullough, (2), 153-154.

Sexual Appetite, Desire and Motivation: Energetics of the Sexual System, edited by Walter Everaerd, Ellen Laan, and Stephanie Both, reviewed by Cynthia A. Graham, (2), 154-155.

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