Like It Is: A Teen Sex Guide [NOOK Book]

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Before the age of 20, more than half of teenagers have sex, and one out of four contracts a sexually transmitted disease. One million adolescent women become pregnant each year, and 80 percent of these pregnancies are unintended.
This book provides comprehensive, straightforward information about sex, relationships, and birth control in reader-friendly terms, emphasizing informed consent and mutual respect. A tool for young adults coming to terms with their sexuality, this book ...
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Overview

Before the age of 20, more than half of teenagers have sex, and one out of four contracts a sexually transmitted disease. One million adolescent women become pregnant each year, and 80 percent of these pregnancies are unintended.
This book provides comprehensive, straightforward information about sex, relationships, and birth control in reader-friendly terms, emphasizing informed consent and mutual respect. A tool for young adults coming to terms with their sexuality, this book is appropriate for teens to read on their own and will serve teachers, parents and health educators who work with young adults. It includes a curriculum guide that provides questions for discussion and background history on various topics, plus an appendix of resources for additional information on sexuality, birth control, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and related topics--with addresses and Internet sites (when available).

Provides information about sex, relationships, and birth control, with an emphasis on informed consent and mutual respect, and discusses such options as parenthood, adoption, and abortion.

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Editorial Reviews

Sally D. Ketchum
. . . there is a tremendous need for such an intelligent and candid book. . . . Nevertheless, its slightly advanced reading level might be intimidating for some teens, and its forthright, nonrestrictive presentation of the facts of life might anger a few parents. Like It Is is, indeed, an admirable teen sex guide. -- ForeWord Magazine
Library Journal
Psychiatrist Lieberman and his daughter Karen, both with backgrounds in public health, attempt to tackle the age-old issue of teenage sex. Written with high school students as the intended audience, the book discusses issues from STDs to the use of various contraceptives. The coverage of contraceptives is extensive (although there is no new information here) and includes history, failure rates, and the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Throughout, true stories of teenagers and contraceptive use are given as examples. Everything is handled tastefully, but given the subject matter of this book, it could be a controversial addition to some collections. In its favor, the book dedicates a chapter to a discussion and curriculum guide for educators and parents and includes an appendix for those seeking additional information on birth control, with useful addresses of organizations, including E-mail addresses. Recommended for large public libraries. [E. James Lieberman is a long-time LJ reviewer--Ed.]--Mee-Len Hom, Hunter Coll. Lib., New York
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-Well meaning, informative, and useful, this book is unfortunately marred by a completely unattractive presentation. Written by two public-health professionals, the prose is dry and clinical, giving little consideration to the audience to whom it is addressed. It also fails to provide something that all adolescents want in a sex book: pictures-the more detailed and realistic, the better. The occasional black-and-white diagrams that do appear look like what one might find in a health textbook. The last chapter is a discussion and curriculum guide, which leaves one unsure about the intended audience. Miriam Stoppard's Sex Ed (DK, 1997), Sabrina Solin's The Seventeen Guide to Sex and Your Body (S & S, 1996), and Elizabeth Fenwick and Richard Walker's How Sex Works (DK, 1994) all address similar subject matter in a much more appealing format and style. Pass on Like It Is.-Edward Sullivan, New York Public Library
Booknews
A straightforward presentation of information about sex, relationships, and birth control, with an emphasis on informed consent and mutual respect. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476602578
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

E. James Lieberman is a psychiatrist in private practice and clinical professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Karen Lieberman Troccoli has worked in public health policy for a decade.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Many Virtues and Seven Sins of Close Relationships 5
2 Abstinence 19
3 Infection and Disease 35
4 Condoms - His and Hers 51
5 The Pill 65
6 Diaphragm and Cervical Cap 77
7 Spermicides 93
8 Norplant and Depo-Provera 101
9 Intrauterine Device 111
10 Natural Family Planning 117
11 Other Methods - and Some "Nonmethods" 127
12 Emergency Contraception 139
13 Pregnancy Options: Parenthood, Adoption, Abortion 151
14 Mind and Body 165
15 Discussion and Curriculum Guide 181
Appendix: Resources 193
References 199
Index 203
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