Psychology of Reproduction: 1. Reproduction Potential and Fertility Control / Edition 1

Psychology of Reproduction: 1. Reproduction Potential and Fertility Control / Edition 1

by Anne Walker, Catherine Niven
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750622490

ISBN-13: 9780750622493

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Each book in this series will provide a lively, concise and critical review of current research and theory in a specific area of reproductive psychology. Contributors develop appropriate biological, psychological and sociological aspects of their

subjects and show how the information can be applied in clinical practice. All books adopt an enquiring approach, asking

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Each book in this series will provide a lively, concise and critical review of current research and theory in a specific area of reproductive psychology. Contributors develop appropriate biological, psychological and sociological aspects of their

subjects and show how the information can be applied in clinical practice. All books adopt an enquiring approach, asking what is the problem, how might it be explained, what is the evidence, how can this inform practice?

The lively and rigorous contributions to this book bring together a variety of current approaches to reproductive issues. Questioning common assumptions the authors draw on both theory and research, to argue that human reproduction is a complex

biological, social and psychological process. Whether or not people actually have babies, their potential for reproduction is an important part of their lives. Ideas about male-ness and female-ness and the expression of sexuality, and the fertility

control are all discussed. This text provides an invaluable resource for professionals working in the health care arena, particularly in gynaecology, midwifery, clinical or health psychology. Students will also find it accessible and relevant to their

diploma and degree level studies.
• Presents a wide range of stimulating material
• Brings together biological, social and psychological views
• Encourages active debate on topical and important issues This series of three books brings together

up-to-the-minute theory and wide ranging research on the psychology of human reproduction for the first time and places it in a biopsychosocial context. The books are aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students in psychology, nursing and midwifery,

but are alos essential reading for anyone with an interest in reproduction and human development. The other two titles in the series are:
• Conception, Pregnancy and Birth
• Current Issues on Infancy and Parenthood

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750622493
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Psychology of Reproduction Series, #1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Series preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of contributors
1Gender and gender identity1
2Puberty and the psychosocial changes of adolescence16
3Menstruation and the premenstrual syndrome39
4Menopause59
5Psychological aspects of gynaecological procedures77
6Andrology: men and reproduction92
7Family planning and reproductive decisions109
8Premarital contraceptive use120
9Psychological aspects of elective abortion139
10Psychological aspects of sexual behaviour and HIV disease154
11Female sexuality and reproduction167
Index183

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