Provides an altogether candid introductory course in human sexuality. With an approach that encourages independent thinking on all aspects of the subject, it covers the foundations of sexuality in history and culture, the physiology of sex, life-span development of sexuality, sexual problems, social and cultural issues. Among specific topics discussed are gender roles, sexually transmitted diseases, love and attraction, contrasting cultural mores, homosexuality and contraception. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach throughout, the book incorporates material from psychology, biology, law, sociology and health sciences. Represents a milestone in the teaching of human sexuality.
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SEX AND GENDER
THE NATURE of RESEARCH
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