In this unprecedented four-volume set, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, and clergy join forces to present information vital for sexual health. Topics candidly discussed include the meaning of sexual health, the effects of ignorance or neglect, and the role of love, touch, and communication. Doctors explain the roles of physical systems, while psychologists and members of the clergy detail the roles of religion, culture, and parental or family beliefs in spurring or squashing sexual health. State-of-the-art treatments and research are also featured. Each volume includes a chapter on how to talk with a doctor, therapist, or patient about sexual health.
Americans feel free to tell medical doctors of health ills from headaches to hemorrhoids, and to tell psychologists about mental problems from depression to delusions. Yet, there is one area that affects both physical and mental health most people don't discuss with either doctor or psychologist: sexual health. According to a survey published by the American Medical Association, 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men in the United States experience some form of sexual dysfunction, problems are largely hidden, and so exacerbated. Doctors don't initiate the topic with patients; neither do most psychologists aside from trained sex therapists. The problems might not even be rooted in disorders commonly understood as illness. As officials at the World Health Organization have defined it, sexual health is more than the absence of disease. It is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality.
Number of pages: 1840
Weight: 3629 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 178 mm
"It is an essential read for behavioral science faculty members who teach about sexual health and sexual disorders....Sexual Health is a must-have." - Family Medicine
"The statement must have applies to the accomplished works in this new four-volume set....Both editors are well established leaders in the field of sexuality, and have brought forth a collection of relevant and extensive perspectives from over 70 interdisciplinary points of views from respected advisors and contributors in the field....Althought the brain is often said to be our most vital sexual organ, knowledge and resources are clearly the fuel for optimal performance. Books such as the four-volume set Sexual Health are premium grade fuel." - Sexuality and Disability
"The editors interweave areas of basic and clinical science that are not often seen together--to the benefit of students and scholars alike. In doing so, they clarify the diverse contributions that have been made to the field of sexual health....[T]he editors have skillfully brought multiple disciplines and perspectives together into one comprehensive anthology....I know that these volumes will certainly help me to educate medical students, residents, and physicians about sexual health. I believe this collection will be a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, sexual health educators, and even persons outside the field who are simply interested in enhancing their own sexual health." - The New England Journal of Medicine
"These are fascinating books, and anyone genuinely interested in human sexuality will want to read them." - PsycCRITIQUES
"Tepper is a sexual educator, researcher, and advocate; Owens is a certified sexuality counselor. Both are with the Sexual Health Network, an organization of health professionals and educators providing online information and guidance to the public. They present a four-volume set comprised of 61 chapters contributed by some 70 doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, and clergy addressing the meaning of sexual health, the effects of ignorance or neglect, and the role of love, touch, and communication. Each volume focuses on one of four subcategories of sexual health psychological foundations, physical foundations, moral and cultural foundations, and state-of-the-art treatments and research and contains a subject index specific to the individual volume. A list of print and nonprint resources is also included at the end of each volume for further information. For students and healthcare professionals, and general readers interested in sexual health." - Reference & Research Book News
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