Human Sexuality: A Psychosocial Perspective / Edition 2
  • Human Sexuality: A Psychosocial Perspective / Edition 2
  • Human Sexuality: A Psychosocial Perspective / Edition 2

Human Sexuality: A Psychosocial Perspective / Edition 2

by Ruth K. Westheimer, Sanford Lopater
     
 

The perfect combination of clinical experience and academic expertise, Westheimer and Lopater’s Human Sexuality goes beyond traditional introductory sexuality resources by delivering all the classic content in a unique psychosocial context. Dr. Ruth’s renowned experience as sex therapist and her appealing, reassuring nature make this an

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Overview

The perfect combination of clinical experience and academic expertise, Westheimer and Lopater’s Human Sexuality goes beyond traditional introductory sexuality resources by delivering all the classic content in a unique psychosocial context. Dr. Ruth’s renowned experience as sex therapist and her appealing, reassuring nature make this an invaluable lifelong reference as well as an engaging textbook. New and revised content reflects important developments in topics such as gender, sexual identity, self-concept, and the psychosocial environment; sexual arousal and responsiveness; fertility and infertility; contraception; and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781747608
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
04/23/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

1. The Place of Sexuality in Our Lives
2. Historical and Current Traditions and Perspectives in Human Sexuality
3. Gender, Sexual Identity, Self-Concept and the Psychosocial Environment
4. Female and Male Genital and Reproductive Anatomy, Physiology, and Endocrinology
5. Taking Care of Yourself: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellness
6. Sexual Arousal and Responsiveness: Personal and Societal Perspectives on Pleasure and Sharing
7. Love, Affection, and Sexual Intimacy
8. Physical Expressions of Eroticism and Intimacy
9. Gender Preferences
10. Fertility, Infertility, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
11. Contraception: Making Choices or Taking Chances
12. Sexual Experience and Expression in Childhood and Adolescence
13. Sexuality in Young Adulthood, Adulthood, and Aging
14. Sexual Dysfunctions: Incompatibility, Inadequacy, or Inappropriately Learned Responses
15. Sex Therapy: "Helping People to Help Themselves"
16. Illness and Disability: Coping with Impairment and Loss
17. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
18. Sexual Variations and the Paraphilias
19. Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Force: The Loss of Our Very Personhood
Glossary
References
Photo and Art Credit List
Index

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