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Key Topics in Sexual Health

2005 Edition, November 12, 2005

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ISBN: 978-0-203-41467-5
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  • Revision: 2005 Edition, November 12, 2005
  • Published Date: November 12, 2005
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 227
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The World Health Organization's current working definition of sexual health is: ‘...a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.'

Although this oft-quoted definition is rather impenetrable it effectively delivers the message that Sexual Health is about more than just sexually transmitted infections and contraception. Sexual assault, infertility, homophobia, gender dysphoria and sexual harassment are also sexual health issues. As are the sex-lives of such groups as the elderly and those with learning difficulties.

Key Topics in Sexual Health is the product of a multidisciplinary team of urologists, genitourinary physicians and specialists in sexual and reproductive health. It succinctly covers many elements of this diverse field and its structured and readable format makes it a practical guide to the management of many conditions.

The book presents an up-to-date and readable store of practical and relevant information for general practitioners, specialist nurses, practice nurses, trainees in sexual health medicine and non-specialist doctors as well as nursing and medical students.

We hope you enjoy reading it and find it a useful assistant during consultations.