A New View of Women's Sexual Problems

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Haworth Press, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 226 pages
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Take a new look at women s sexuality!

This fascinating book looks at the wide-ranging therapeutic, social, and political implications of the new paradigm of women s sexuality. International in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, A New View of Women s Sexual Problems examines the theoretical and practical effects of the landmark document produced by the Working Group on a New View of Women s Sexuality. The book brings together gender theory, psychology, social science, and medicine in a powerful cultural critique of the reigning medical approach to women s sexual health. International experts from India, Costa Rica, Israel, the US, and many other cultures place this revolutionary idea in cultural and political context, as well as extrapolating fresh new treatment options for dealing with women s sexual problems.

A New View of Women s Sexual Problems analyzes the new paradigm s implications in many fields, including:
  • family medicine
  • couples counseling for straight and lesbian partners
  • STD prevention and sexual health issues
  • sex therapy
  • sex education
  • feminist theory
  • developmental psychology
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About the author (2001)

Kaschak is Professor of Psychology and Chairperson of the Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling Program at San Jose State University in California. She has practiced psychotherapy for more than 20 years.

Pioneering sexologist Leonore Tiefer, clinical psychologist and associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, has declared war on pharmasex. She thinks that pharmaceutical industry is reshaping the way we think about our bodies and how we practise sex. She believes that if men learned how to dance and diaper babies not at the same time, of course maybe we wouldn't need Viagra. Leonore Tiefer is smart, funny, controversial, a feminist who calls herself a revolutionary on behalf of sex. In her landmark book, "Sex Is Not a Natural Act and Other Essays", she describes the consequences of living in a hypersexualized culture. Constant images of sex bombard and numb us. Plastic surgery creates the improved or 'perfect' body. Drugs can help us perform. And this is killing sexual creativity. Leonore Tiefer reminds us that we're diverse creatures, shaped by cultural, historical, social, and individual forces. She be