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Other titles in the Taking Sides: Human Sexuality series:
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Human Sexuality (Taking Sides: Human Sexuality)
Synopses & Reviews
This ninth edition of Taking Sides is designed to introduce students to controversies in human sexuality. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading social commentators, educators, and sexologists, reflect a variety of viewpoints and are staged as "pro" and "con" debates. Issues debated include biology, behavior and human sexuality, issues in reproduction and health, and legal and social issues.
Table of Contents
PART 1. Sexual Health Issues
ISSUE 1. Should Sexuality Education Be Comprehensive?
YES: David Satcher, from The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior (United States Department of Health and Human Services, July 9, 2001)
NO: Don Feder, from “Devil Is in the Details of Surgeon General’s Sex Report,” Insight on the News (August 6, 2001)
ISSUE 2. Should Schools Make Condoms Available to Students?
YES: Sally Guttmacher, Lisa Lieberman, David Ward, Nick Freudenberg, Alice Radosh, and Don Des Jarlais, from “Condom Availability in New York City Public High Schools: Relationships to Condom Use and Sexual Behavior,” American Journal of Public Health (September 1997)
NO: Edwin J. Delattre, from “Condoms and Coercion: The Maturity of Self Determination,” Vital Speeches of the Day (April 15, 1992)
ISSUE 3. Is Masters and Johnson’s Model an Accurate Description of Sexual Response?
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