By David B. Marcotte (auth.), Carol C. Nadelson M.D., David B. Marcotte M.D. (eds.)
Despite a lot growth some time past ten years, American scientific faculties have woefully insufficient intercourse schooling curricula. whereas a few have a cheap volume of lecture time, few have medical possibilities for college students to strengthen useful talents in operating with sufferers who're suffering from sexual difficulties. it's my effect that a similar is right in clinical and gynecological residencies, in addition to in graduate faculties of psychology, counseling and social paintings. This booklet was once in particular written to assist fill that hole. it is a ebook for clinicians, and it'll offer a wealth of useful medical wisdom and abilities in facing the gamut of patient's sexual matters, difficulties and dilemmas. Twenty-four specialists have contributed eighteen chapters which deal with either the typical and strange sexual matters encountered in perform. those comprise sexual matters from early life to outdated age; gender identification and sexual choice; sexual disorder, together with that of the bodily ailing and disabled; counseling with scholars, premarital, marital, and divorced sufferers; fertility and infertility; and chap ters facing rape, incest and different sexual contacts among adults and youngsters. Of specific significance are chapters on human sexuality in American minority popula tions, a bankruptcy on alcohol, drugs and different medicines, and a bankruptcy on scientific administration of sexual difficulties within the homosexual inhabitants, a topic long-ignored by means of the career. the point of interest on useful intervention and talent improvement is amplified through the concluding 4 appendixes dedicated to sufferer administration problems.