Designed to help students make informed choices about this complex aspect of human behavior, this new book centers around the unique theme of choices -- how to make them and how to live with their impact. This briefer version text provides a comprehensive and affordable alternative to longer texts for the course -- without sacrificing depth and detail. The book helps readers broaden their understanding of sexuality by examining it from a variety of perspectives, including psychological, biological, sociological, feminist, historical, and cross-cultural. Without preaching or bias, the authors present cutting-edge information to ensure that students are knowledgeable about critical issues in sexuality. From the latest on HIV/AIDS and sexually-transmitted diseases to coverage of cultural variations in human sexuality, this book is unequaled in its presentation of scholarly -- yet engaging -- subject matter. To demonstrate how the content applies to students, research-based inventories (Self Assessments) taken from sexuality and health literature provide scales students can use to assess their own beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc