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Perspectives on Human Sexuality / Edition 1

Perspectives on Human Sexuality / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9780791441343
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 08/01/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 503
Product dimensions: 5.93(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Anne Bolin is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Elon College. She is the author of In Search of Eve: Transsexual Rites of Passage and editor of The Journal of Sex Research.

Patricia Whelehan is Professor of Anthropology and the Campus’ AIDS Education Coordinator at State University of New York at Potsdam. She is coeditor of Women and Health: Cross-Cultural Perspectives.

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1. Introduction: History and Context

2. Anthropological and Sexological Views

3. Evolution of Biological Structures Related to Modern Sexual Behavior

4. Introduction to the Hormonal Basis of Modern Human Sexuality

5. Modern Human Male Anatomy and Physiology

6. Modern Human Female Anatomy and Physiology

7. Fertility, Conception, and Sexual Differentiation

8. Pregnancy and Childbirth as a Bio-Cultural Experience

9. Early Childhood Sexuality

10. Puberty and Adolescence

11. Topics in Adult Sexuality: Human Sexual Response and Birth Control

12. Topics in Adult Sexuality: Life-Course Issues Related to Gender Identity, Gender Roles, and Aging

13. Sexual Orientations, Behaviors, and Life-Styles

14. HIV Infection and AIDS

15. Conclusion and Summary





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