Intimate Interventions in Global Health

Family Planning and HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Rachel Sullivan Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107090725

Category: Education

Page: 302

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This book considers the response to the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa by examining family planning programs and HIV prevention efforts.

Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities Through African Perspectives

Author: Helen Lauer,Kofi Anyidoho

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9988647719

Category: Social Science

Page: 738

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This compilation was inspired by an international symposium held on the Legon campus over three days in September 2003, hosted by the CODESRIA African Humanities Institute Programme. Under the broad theme "Canonical works and continuing innovation in african arts & humanities", speakers from all over the world were assembled in a dozen panels soaring one after another in a sustained celebration of cross-disciplinary reflection ...

Politics of the Womb

Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya

Author: Lynn Thomas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520936647

Category: History

Page: 316

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In more than a metaphorical sense, the womb has proven to be an important site of political struggle in and about Africa. By examining the political significance—and complex ramifications—of reproductive controversies in twentieth-century Kenya, this book explores why and how control of female initiation, abortion, childbirth, and premarital pregnancy have been crucial to the exercise of colonial and postcolonial power. This innovative book enriches the study of gender, reproduction, sexuality, and African history by revealing how reproductive controversies challenged long-standing social hierarchies and contributed to the construction of new ones that continue to influence the fraught politics of abortion, birth control, female genital cutting, and HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Human Sexuality and Its Problems

Author: John Bancroft

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443051615

Category: Medical

Page: 546

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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. Long awaited new edition of the definitive reference text on human sexuality Addresses the neurophysiological, psychological and socio-cultural aspects of human sexuality and how they interact Examines the normal sexual experience and covers the various ways in which sex can be problematic, including dysfunctional, 'out of control', high risk and illegal sexual behaviour Reviews the clinical management of problematic sexuality and provides clear, practical guidelines for clinical intervention Presents a broad cross-disciplinary perspective of the subject area making the book suitable for all professionals involved in the field Presents a more theoretical approach to the study of human sexuality reflecting recent changes in research Includes a section on brain imaging to demonstrate the latest research findings in sexual arousal and to compare and contrast individuals with normal and low levels of sexual desire Discusses the use of sex as a mood regulator and the importance of current research in this area Discusses the impact on the internet on the modern sexual world Explores the relevance of transgender and gender non-conformity Contains a chapter on HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections Chapter on therapy fully updated to reflect the movement towards integration of psychological and pharmacological approaches to management Explores the complex relationships between anger, sexual arousal and sexual violence

Human Sexuality

Author: Simon LeVay,Sharon McBride Valente

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9780878934652

Category: Psychology

Page: 651

View: 1945


This textbook introduces students to the diversity of human sexual expression and the diversity of perspectives from which sexuality can be viewed, from biology and medicine, evolutionary theory, to cognitive science and social psychology. The authors encourage critical thinking and enable students to contribute constructively and non-judgmentally to the social debate on sexual issues. The second edition presents new coverage on gay marriage, sex education, minority issues, recent brain imaging studies, advances in contraceptive technology and STD treatment, and sexual arousal disorders. The text is also more accessible with reorganized chapters on women's and men's bodies and enhanced pedagogy.

Human Sexuality Today

Author: Bruce M. King

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 562

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This appealing, readable and humanistic guide to human sexuality achieves a sound balance between facts and understanding, giving readers the information they need to make responsible decisions and helping them feel comfortable about themselves while learning about their sexuality. A wide range of chapter topics discuss hormones and sexuality, similarities and differences in our sexual responses, sexually transmitted and sexually related diseases, birth control, pregnancy and childbirth, communicating about sex, gender identity and gender roles, sexual orientation, love and relationships, sexual problems and therapy, sexual victimization, and sex and the law. For individuals seeking to learn more about human sexuality and its most current issues.

The Individual, Marriage, and the Family

Author: Lloyd Saxton

Publisher: Brooks/Cole


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 650

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A truly interdisciplinary approach, this text incorporates biological, psychological and sociological perspectives to the study of the family.