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Author Westheimer, Ruth K. (Ruth Karola), 1928-

Title Human sexuality : a psychosocial perspective / Ruth K. Westheimer, Sanford Lopater
Edition Second edition
Published Baltimore, MD : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  306.7 Wes/Hsa 2005  AVAILABLE
Description xxvi, 838 pages : illustrations (somecol.) ; 29 cm
Contents Ch. 1. The Place of sexuality in Our Lives -- Ch. 2. Historical Perspectives and Research Methods -- Ch. 3. Female and Male Genital and Reproductive Anatomy, Physiology, and Endocrinology -- Ch. 4. Gender, Sexual Identity, Self-Concept, and the Psychosocial Environement -- Ch. 5. Taking Care of Yourself: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellness -- Ch. 6. Love, Affection, and Sexual Intimacy -- Ch. 7. Sexual Arousal and Responsiveness -- Ch. 8. Physical Expressioins of Eroticism and Intimacy -- Ch. 9. Gender Orientation -- Ch. 10. Fertility, Infertility, Pregnancy, and Childbirth -- Ch. 11. Contraception -- Ch. 12. Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence -- Ch. 13. Sexuality in Adulthood and Aging -- Ch. 14. Sexual Dysfunctions -- Ch. 15. Sex Therapy -- Ch. 16. Sexuality in Illness and Disability -- Ch. 17. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS -- Ch. 18. Sexual Variations and the Paraphilias -- Ch. 19. Sexual Exploitation
Summary "The book combines the academic expertise of Dr. Sanford Lopater, a respected professor of psychology and human sexuality, and the clinical experience of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the internationally renowned sex therapist. The result is an engaging exploration that goes beyond traditional introductory texts. Expert knowledge and a reassuring manner make this an invaluable lifelong reference." "New and revised content examines the most important developments across a broad range of topics including gender, sexual identity, self-concept, and the psychosocial environment; sexual arousal and responsiveness; fertility and infertility; contraception; treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS, and much more."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sex.
Sex (Psychology)
Sexual disorders.
Sexual behaviour -- psychology
Reproduction -- physiology.
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological -- therapy.
Author Lopater, Sanford.
LC no. 2003066139
ISBN 0781747600
0781756820 CD-ROM