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Annual Editions is a series of over 65 volumes, each designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. The Annual Editions volumes have a number of common organizational features designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; and a brief overview for each section. Each volume also offers an online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing materials. Using Annual Editions in the Classroom is the general instructor's guide for our popular Annual Editions series and is available in print (0073301906) or online. Visit www.mhcls.com for more details.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780073516349
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/11/2009
  • Series: Annual Editions Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 31
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

AE: Human Sexualities

Preface

Correlation Guide

Topic Guide

Internet References

UNIT 1: Social and Cultural FoundationsUnit Overview

1. Vox Populi: Sex, Lies, and Blood Sport, Heather Pringle, Discover, June 2006
The graffiti scratched on the walls of private residences over 2,000 years ago are known as Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum. These well-preserved tablets contain gossip about drinking, love, sex, blood sports, and more from the glory days of Rome. . . .
2. The Baby Deficit, Michael Balter, Science, June 30, 2006
While developing nations' population continues to rise, fertility rates in the developed world are declining to below the replacement rate. Many governments are offering incentives to encourage childbearing to ward off economic complications, yet their effectiveness is uncertain.
3. Three 'Rules' That Don't Apply, Stephanie Coontz, Newsweek, June 5, 2006
A noted family historian addresses three common myths about marriage, its present, future, and its past. Separating myths from realities will help us better understand a social institution that impacts everyone in society, whether single, partnered, or married.
4. Everyone's Queer, Leila J. Rupp, OAH Magazine of History, March 2006
The title of this article on nonnormative sex may have caught your eye, but reading it is likely to maintain your interest, as well as increase your understanding of the evolution of what is considered normal over the last 60 years.
5. A Mind Dismembered: In Search of the Magical Penis Thieves, Frank Bures, Harper's Magazine, June 2008
"Thief! My genitals are gone!" This article explores the phenomenon of "penis theft" in Africa. This article uses penis theft as a means to examine culture-related syndromes, calling into question many assumptions that are commonly made about disorders and diagnoses in Western and non-Western societies.
6. Afterbirths in the Afterlife: Cultural Meaning of Placental Disposal in a Hmong American Community, Deborah G. Helsel and Marilyn Mochel, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 2002, Vol. 13, No. 4
For the Hmong Americans, the placenta has special significance for the soul in the afterlife. Western medical practices and Hmong American cultural perspectives can sometimes be at odds over the disposal of the placenta.
7. Gender Is Powerful: The Long Reach of Feminism, Nancy MacLean, OAH Magazine of History, October 2006
Readers of this article will gain a greater appreciation of the significance of the women's movement. By studying the women's movement, we are in a better position to fully understand civil rights, and numerous other social and political movements in the United States
8. How AIDS Changed America, David Jefferson, Newsweek, May 15, 2006
The 1981 to 2006 timeline tells the story of AIDS in America. This article describes the development in knowledge about HIV/AIDS, and the change in personal, social, and cultural responses towards HIV/AIDS over the quarter century.
UNIT 2: Biological FoundationsUnit Overview
Part A. Reproductive Capacities
9. Starting the Good Life in the Womb, W. Allan Walker and Courtney Humphries, Newsweek, September 17, 2007
Choices that women make while they are pregnant may have a life-long impact on their baby. This article suggests ideas for mothers to improve their baby's chances to grow into healthy adults.
10. Success at Last, Deborah Kotz, U.S. News & World Report, May 7, 2007
Couples fighting infertility have some control over conception through the alteration of diet, exercise, and stress levels. Many factors in these areas can affect ovulation and hormone levels in women, thus influencing fertility, but men's habits matter as well.
11. A Man's Shelf Life, Mark Teich, Psychology Today, September/October 2007
As men age, their fertility decreases. That's not the only reproductive challenge men face as they get older. Some birth defects increase in frequency with paternal age. Potential parents need to know the information discussed in this article.
Part B. Pleasure and Desire
12. The Orgasmic Mind, Martin Portner, Scientific American Mind, April/May 2008
Sexual desire, arousal, and orgasm involve complex physiological, cognitive, and affective phenomena. This fascinating article explores the complexities of desire and orgasm through scientific research on the brain.
13. Women's Sexual Desire: A Feminist Critique, Jill M. Wood, Patricia Barthalow Koch, and Phyllis Kernoff Mansfield, The Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 43(3), August 2006
The biomedical model of female sexual desire is challenged in this article. The authors offer an alternative approach, a "New View," that calls into question the scientific and therapeutic communities' current understanding of female sexual desire.
UNIT 3: Sexualities and DevelopmentUnit Overview
14. How to Talk about Sex, Heidi Raykeil, Parenting, February 2006
Although this article was written for partners who are also parents, it generalizes as well to couples with varying interest/towards needs for sex. Its encouragement of and guidance for outing the secret is important, as the risk of letting things go too long is real.
15. The Birds and the Bees and Curious Kids, Margaret Renkl, Parenting, June 2006
Read about the best strategies for handling the kinds of scenarios that catch parents off guard about bodies, body parts, and sexual behavior, as well as how to—and not to—approach "the talk."
16. What to Tell the Kids about Sex, Kay S. Hymowitz, The Public Interest, Fall 2003
Sex education is a controversial subject. Sex education programs have recently morphed into comprehensive sexuality education programs. These programs appear more permissive than earlier programs that emphasized abstinence and conservatism.
17. Teenage Fatherhood and Involvement in Delinquent Behavior, Terence P. Thornberry, Carolyn A. Smith, and Susan Ehrhard, The Prevention Researcher, November 2004
This paper investigates the relationship between teenage fatherhood and various indicators of deviant behavior. By using a large sample of students, first interviewed in the 7th or 8th grade and again when they were 21 years old, the authors are able to explore the link between teenage fatherhood and delinquent behavior along the adolescent life course.
18. Torn between Two Mothers, Christine Koubek, Ladies' Home Journal, September 2008
A woman adopted as an infant recounts her touching story of being reunited with her birth mother, and describes the complexities of managing a relationship with two mothers.
19. Staying up Late with Sue, Anne Matthews, AARP Bulletin, May 2004
Labeled a "dirty old lady" by some, the "Julia Child of sex" by others, this Canadian sex educator tells it like it is (or could be) on cable television stations for teens through octa-generations. Although some readers will blush and others will be shocked, all will learn something from this short article and introduction to (not your) Granny Sue.
20. Women's Sexuality as They Age: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same, Patricia Barthalow Koch and Phyllis Kernoff Mansfield, SIECUS Report, December 2001/January 2002
The authors examine women's sexuality over the life cycle, in an attempt to determine whether there are any changes in female sexuality as a result of aging or menstrual status.
UNIT 4: Intimacies and RelationshipsUnit Overview
21. Free as a Bird and Loving It, Sharon Jayson, USA Today Newspaper, April 12, 2007
Is marriage becoming less desirable? Being single is not seen as a temporary and undesirable state anymore; more individuals are choosing to put off marriage or simply not marry at all. This article addresses some of the benefits of remaining single.
22. Happily Never Married, Nadia Berenstein, Ms., Summer 2007
Nadia Berenstein explores the implications of laws covering marriages, civil unions, and domestic partnerships, and concludes that unmarried couples are treated unfairly.
23. This Thing Called Love, Lauren Slater, National Geographic, February 2006
What we recognize as passionate love or infatuation shares a chemical profile that is surprisingly similar to that of obsessive-compulsive disorder. In order for relationships to last, we cannot depend on retaining feelings of passionate love throughout the duration of the relationship.
24. Pillow Talk, Nina Utne, Utne Reader, March/April 2006
Stephen Levine is a writer of best sellers on death and dying. He and his wife, Andrea, have had three unsuccessful marriages between them before their current 26-year one. Their responses to a range of questions about lust, the meaning of marriage, love, and true intimacy will give all readers much to think about.
25. Behind the Cloak of Polygamy, Andrea Moore-Emmett, Ms., Summer 2008
There has been a significant amount of recent media coverage of religious polygamist sects in the United States. Former members of some of these sects recount their experiences with polygamy. This article raises many important concerns including abuse and human rights.
26. Love at the Margins: Extreme Relationships Demand Extreme Commitment, Mark Teich, PsychologyToday, September/October 2006
For non-traditional couples, the demands can be high. These relationships can mean a need for extreme commitment, and coping with social disapproval and self-doubt.
27. My Cheatin' Heart, Daphne Gottlieb, Utne Reader, March/April 2006
Infidelity . . . affair . . . new and forbidden love versus committed monogamy. All of these are bluntly and powerfully addressed in this essay that looks at cheating from both sides—the cheater and the partner.
UNIT 5: Gender and Sexual DiversityUnit Overview
Part A. Perspectives on Gender
28. A Case for Angry Men and Happy Women, Beth Azar, Monitor on Psychology, April 2007
People are faster at identifying anger on men's faces as well as seeing happiness on women's faces. This process has been linked to the evolutionary advantage of being able to spot and avoid an angry and potentially dangerous male. This article addresses the deeply rooted connection between gender, emotions, and evolution.
29. Learning and Gender, Michael Gurian, American School Board Journal, October 2006
Michael Gurian examines gender differences as they impact the educational experiences and potential of boys and girls. Achievement gaps in math, science and literacy need no longer exist.
30. Goodbye to Girlhood, Stacy Weiner, The Washington Post, February 20, 2007
This article describes the troubling trend in the way women and girls are depicted by the media. Pop culture images are targeting younger girls, potentially influencing the development of eating disorders, lower self-esteem, and depression.
31. (Rethinking) Gender, Debra Rosenberg, Newsweek, May 21, 2007
Debra Rosenberg opens the window on people who are born one gender but feel that they are the other gender. Some use surgery and/or hormones to bring their bodies into compliance with their identity . . . Their stories are riveting and their lived experiences raise many questions about gender.
Part B. Perspectives on Sexual Orientation
32. Finding the Switch, Robert Kunzig, Psychology Today, May/June 2008
Is a homosexual orientation influenced by biological processes? Research on the influence of genetics and hormones on the development of homosexuality is explored in this article. Scientific evidence suggests that there are multiple developmental pathways to homosexual orientations, including multiple biological influences.
33. Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents, Charlotte J. Patterson, Current Directions in Psychological Science, October 2006
Does parental sexual orientation affect child development? After years of research, little difference has been found between children of same-sex parents and those of other sex parents. In fact, the quality of relationships in the family seems to matter more than parents' sexual orientation.
34. Broadcast News: The Insider Is Out, Greg Endries, The Advocate, June 17, 2008
What happens when a popular CNN news anchor comes out as openly gay? Is there room for gay and lesbian anchors in broadcast news? This article explores the story of Thomas Roberts and other gay news personalities.
UNIT 6: Sexual Health and Well-BeingUnit Overview
Part A. Problems and Interventions
35. Sex, Health & Happiness, Deborah Kotz, U.S. News & World Report, September 15/September 22, 2008
A healthy, active sex life is not only for the young and acrobatic. Adult Americans of all ages can enjoy an active sex life. This article presents some of the benefits and challenges of maintaining a healthy sex life at any age.
36. Fighting the Cancer a Mammo Can't Catch, Margaret Renkl, Health Magazine, June 1, 2008
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare, yet highly aggressive form of breast cancer that is often misdiagnosed. Learn about the signs and symptoms of IBC, as well as one woman's courageous journey of fighting the disease.
37. When Sex Hurts, Lisa Collier Cool, Good Housekeeping, March 2003
This fact-filled article addresses a rarely talked about, but often devastating problem for women and couples: painful intercourse. Citing medical research and experts, the seven most likely conditions associated with painful sex are explained along with how and where to get help and effective treatments.
Part B. Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV
38. Popping the Other Question, Adrienne P. Samuels, Ebony, June 2008
Asking about sexual history, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV status can be especially challenging for a variety of reasons. This article explores issues that all single people and couples need to be aware of, in order to protect their health.
39. Sex, Drugs, Prisons, and HIV, Susan Okie, The New England Journal of Medicine, January 11, 2007
Risky behaviors among prison inmates are common, including high-risk sexual encounters and drug use. Both of these behaviors increase the risk of transmitting HIV. Providing condoms and clean needles could slow the spread of HIV, but many prison officials are reluctant to make these available to prisoners.
40. HIV Plan B, Justine Sharrock, Mother Jones, May/June 2008
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) treatment can prevent HIV infection in many people who are at-risk of becoming infected after a suspected or known exposure. PEP is FDA approved, but not always available to those who need it. High cost and lack of knowledge are among the reasons why some people may have limited access to it.
41. HIV Apathy, Zach Patton, Governing, February 2007
Many new drugs to combat HIV Disease have changed HIV from a terminal to a chronic condition that can be managed in some people infected with the virus. Partially as a result of new treatments available, some individuals engage in high risk behaviors that put them at risk for HIV infection. To combat this, health officials are trying to make testing for HIV more available and widespread.
UNIT 7: Sexualities and Social IssuesUnit Overview
42. Flower Grandma's Secret, Susan Wicklund, Ms., Fall 2007
A physician specializing in reproductive health and abortion is about to go public on national television. She now must visit her grandmother to tell about her medical specialty. The doctor soon discovers that she does not want to hear about her "Flower Grandma's secret."
43. You Can't Do That on Television, Rachel Fudge, Utne Reader, September/October 2005
Although depictions of sex and sexuality on television are extraordinarily common, according to the Center for the Study of Popular Culture and Television at Syracuse University, the portrayal of abortion "is conspicuous in its absence." This article explores the shift in treatment of unplanned pregnancy and abortion from the Roe v. Wade '70s to today.
44. Sex, Politics, and Morality at the FDA: Reflections on the Plan B Decision, Frank Davidoff, Hastings Center Report, March/April 2006
The author of this article was a consultant with the Food and Drug Administration. He and others resigned in order to protest the August 2005 decision to delay a final ruling on the over-the-counter availability of Plan B, the emergency contraceptive. Learn why he believes that the FDA changed the rules for political reasons.
45. Guess Who's Watching Porn, Monique Polak, Maclean's, June 3, 2008
The Internet has made porn more easily accessible to everyone, including young children. Parents are discovering that their young children are accessing graphic pornography via the Internet. Is this indicative of what has been called the pornification of society?
46. Breeder Reaction, Elizabeth Weil, Mother Jones, July/August 2006
The Constitution of the United States identifies the right to procreate as a fundamental human right. Yet there is almost no public policy in the United States regarding reproductive rights and access to reproductive technology. The provocative article discusses this thorny issue; and the results are thought provoking.
47. The Sex Offender Next Door, Amy Engeler, Good Housekeeping, January 2006
Megan's Law was passed in 1996, two years after the rape and murder of 7-year-old Megan. It requires sex offenders to register, so that information about their where-abouts can be available to the public, but states have much discretion on how this happens. Are children being protected enough?
48. Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing about It, Heather M. Karjane, Bonnie S. Fisher, and Francis T. Cullen, NIJ Journal, December 2005
Congress asked the National Institute of Justice to find out what schools are doing to prevent and respond to reports of sexual assault. Among other facts, the study found that in most cases of rape, victim and assailant know each other, and half of all student victims do not consider such incidents to be rapes.
49. Human Rights, Sex Trafficking, and Prostitution, Alice Leuchtag, The Humanist, January/February 2003
One of the evil plagues haunting the world today is sex slavery, and it is getting worse. It is the product of extreme poverty and the considerable profits involved in the trade. However, the exploitation involved is horrendous. Human rights groups are trying to stop the practice. Alice Leuchtag covers many aspects of this issue.

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