Women's Sexuality Across the Life Span: Challenging Myths, Creating Meanings

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Guilford Press, 1998 - Psychology - 416 pages
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This work explores how women experience and express their sexuality from childhood through old age. Moving beyond a traditional focus on sexual functioning, the book emphasizes the complex interaction of psychological, social, cultural, and biological influences on the creation of individual sexual meanings - meanings that are central to each women's experience of herself as a sexual person. The author shows how these meanings are often problematic and contradictory, causing many women to feel disconnected from their bodies and from their needs and desires. Demonstrating how problematic myths and messages can be challenged, the book outlines ways that women can be empowered to create a more comfortable and self-defined sexuality throughout life. This volume will be welcomed by professionals and students in counseling, psychology, psychotherapy, women's studies, human sexuality, social work, nursing, and related fields.
  

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Judith C. Daniluk, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and a consultant to Genesis Fertility Centre, Inc. She received her doctorate from the University of Calgary in 1985, and has worked and published extensively on issues related to the sexuality and reproductive health of girls and women. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the American Counseling Association, and has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Counseling and Development, the Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sex Roles, the Journal of Marriage and the Family, Canadian Psychology, the Canadian Journal of Counselling, and Fertility and Sterility. She lives in Vancouver with her son Andrew, her partner David, and their American Cocker Spaniel Jazz.

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