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Human Sexuality and its Problems

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.

Multi-disciplinary – psychiatrists, urologists, policy makers, social workers
and those engaged in neurophysiological, developmental, psychological, socio-cultural and clinical sex research

Paperback, 540 Pages

Published: November 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-05161-6


  • 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


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