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From the Publisher"Tepper is a sexual educator, researcher, and advocate; Owens is a certified sexuality counselor. Both are with the Sexual Health Network, an organization of health professionals and educators providing online information and guidance to the public. They present a four-volume set comprised of 61 chapters contributed by some 70 doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, and clergy addressing the meaning of sexual health, the effects of ignorance or neglect, and the role of love, touch, and communication. Each volume focuses on one of four subcategories of sexual health psychological foundations, physical foundations, moral and cultural foundations, and state-of-the-art treatments and research and contains a subject index specific to the individual volume. A list of print and nonprint resources is also included at the end of each volume for further information. For students and healthcare professionals, and general readers interested in sexual health."
Reference & Research Book News
"This four-volume set is founded on the World Health Organization's definition of sexual health as being more than just the absence of disease; instead it is a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being related to sexuality. Each volume focuses on a broad area of sexual health, and the chapters within each volume, written by academics and health practitioners, treat various topics in language that is scholarly but accessible to lay readers….[a] comprehensive, nonjudgmental resource on a high-interest topic. Access to information is through each volume's table of contents and a subject index; cross-referencing would have made this set more useful as a reference resource. However, its chapter-based format makes it appropriate for placement in either circulating or reference collections. Recommended. All levels."
"The statement must have applies to the accomplished works in this new four-volume set….Both editors are well established leaders in the field of sexuality, and have brought forth a collection of relevant and extensive perspectives from over 70 interdisciplinary points of views from respected advisors and contributors in the field….Althought the brain is often said to be our most vital sexual organ, knowledge and resources are clearly the fuel for optimal performance. Books such as the four-volume set Sexual Health are premium grade fuel."
Sexuality and Disability
"These are fascinating books, and anyone genuinely interested in human sexuality will want to read them."
"The editors interweave areas of basic and clinical science that are not often seen together—to the benefit of students and scholars alike. In doing so, they clarify the diverse contributions that have been made to the field of sexual health….[T]he editors have skillfully brought multiple disciplines and perspectives together into one comprehensive anthology….I know that these volumes will certainly help me to educate medical students, residents, and physicians about sexual health. I believe this collection will be a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, sexual health educators, and even persons outside the field who are simply interested in enhancing their own sexual health."
The New England Journal of Medicine
"It is an essential read for behavioral science faculty members who teach about sexual health and sexual disorders….Sexual Health is a must-have."