Adolescent Sexuality

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Overview

Unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are on the increase among young people. This volume explores social and behavioural implications of adolescent sexuality and suggests ways in which to encourage sexual responsibility.

With contributions from psychologists, sociologists and family care experts, the volume examines such topics as gender, sexual behaviour, adolescent parenting, homosexuality and bisexuality.

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Meet the Author

Prevention, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, CT.

Personality and Social Development, University of Guelph.

Parent-Adolescent Relations, Ohio State University.

Lisa Garriott Adams is Clinical Director of the Autism Asperger Resource Center in Kansas City. Dr. Adams received her doctorate in special educa-tion from the University of Kansas in 2003. Specialty/interest areas include increasing the play and socialization skills of children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and emotional behavioral disorders.

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Table of Contents

Preface - Thomas P Gullotta
Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on Adolescent Sexuality - A Chris Downs and Lisa Scarborough Hillje
An Overview
Anatomy, Physiology, and Gender Issues - Patricia Hyjer Dyk
Sexual Behavior in Adolescence - Brent C Miller, Cynthia R Christopherson and Pamela K King
A Developmental, Clinical Perspective on Lesbian, Gay Male and Bisexual Youths - Ritch C Savin-Williams and Richard G Rodriguez
Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting - Stephen R Jorgensen
Aberrant Sexual Experiences in Adolescence - Annette U Rickel and Marie C Hendren
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Carl G Leukefeld and Harry W Haverkos
Promoting Sexual Responsibility in Adolescence - Gary M Blau and Thomas P Gullotta

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