Human Sexuality and its Problems


  • John Bancroft, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FRCPsych, Formerly Director and currently Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, IN, USA

Prepared by one of the world’s leading authorities, Human Sexuality and its Problems remains the foremost comprehensive reference in the field. Now available in a larger format, this classic volume continues to address the neurophysiological, psychological and socio-cultural aspects of human sexuality and how they interact.

Fully updated throughout, the new edition places a greater emphasis on theory and its role in sex research and draws on the latest global research to review the clinical management of problematic sexuality providing clear, practical guidelines for clinical intervention.

Clearly written, this highly accessible volume now includes a new chapter on the role of theory, and separate chapters on sexual differentiation and gender identity development, transgender and gender non-conformity, and HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Human Sexuality and its Problems fills a gap in the literature for academics interested in human sexuality from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as health professionals involved in the management of sexual problems.
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Multi-disciplinary – psychiatrists, urologists, policy makers, social workers
and those engaged in neurophysiological, developmental, psychological, socio-cultural and clinical sex research


Book information

  • Published: November 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-05161-6

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Models of human sexuality: the role of theory
3. Sexual differentiation and the development of gender identity
4. Sexual arousal and response - the psychosomatic circle
5. Sexual development
6. Heterosexuality
7. Sexuality and ageing
8. Homosexuality and bisexuality
9. Sexual variations
10. Transgender, gender non-conformity and transvestism
11. The nature of problematic sexuality
12. Helping people with sexual problems: assessment and treatment options
13. Sexual aspects of medical practice
14. HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections
15. Sexual aspects of fertility, fertility control and infertility
16. Sexual offences
Index of references