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Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America presents a forward thinking, open approach to Human Sexuality for today's student. The new lead authors, Bill Yarber and Barbara Sayad, continue to bring their research experience to the book while maintaining the engaging writing style that original author Bryan Strong brought to this best-selling text for years. The first text to achieve a full integration of cutting-edge research with a contemporary "sex-positive" approach, it also strives to represent the modern, diverse world that students encounter outside the classroom. Both within the text itself and throughout the exemplary art and photo program, the focus is on inclusion. Human Sexuality has been lauded by students and instructors alike for providing the most integrated and non-judgmental view of sexual orientation available. The seventh edition maintains these themes while adding a new contemporary design, streamlined format and significant content and feature revisions and updates.

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Yarber (applied health science and gender studies and Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana U.) et al. offer a textbook on human sexuality that integrates research and presents an approach that encourages students to be proactive in and about their sexual well-being. Emphasizing critical thinking and inclusion, it uses a biopsychosocial approach and also addresses ethnic differences. Revised in design, this edition also has revised chapters on contraception, birth control, and abortion; sex and health and illness; sexually transmitted infections; and HIV and AIDS. It incorporates added critical thinking questions; updated menopause content; increased focus on inclusive, nonjudgmental language and nomenclature; expanded global perspective; increased focus on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and social networking and web-based resources; and updated material on emergency contraception, managing HPV, menopausal hormone therapy, assisted reproductive technologies, sexual function difficulties, laws related to sexuality, and HIV, among other content changes. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

William L. Yarber is professor of applied health science and professor of gender studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also senior research fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and senior director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University. He has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific reports on sexual risk behavior and AIDS/STD prevention in professional journals. He also authored the countrys first secondary school AIDS prevention curriculum. He is past president of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) and past chair of the board of directors of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States. He has received $3 million in federal and state grants to support his research and AIDS/STD prevention efforts. His awards include the 2002 SSSS Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement, the 2002 Research Council Award from the American School Health Association, and the Presidents Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Graduate Student Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award at Indiana University. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in human sexuality. He has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences. He was previously a faculty member at the University of Minnesota and Purdue University, as well as former public high school health science and biology teacher.Barbara W. Sayad is a full-time faculty member at California State University, Monterey Bay. She has been teaching and mentoring at the university level for nearly twenty years and currently teaches courses in human sexuality, womens health, marriage and family, and wellness, with a focus on service learning. In addition to co-authoring the last three editions of Human Sexuality, she has co-authored the 8th edition of The Marriage and Family Experience with Bryan Strong and Christine DeVault, and has contributed to a variety of other texts. Barbara has served as a health and sexuality educator in both university and organizational settings. She received her masters degree in public health, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in health and human services, with a focus in human sexuality. Barbara is married and has three teenage children.

Table of Contents

1. Perspectives on Human Sexuality

2. Studying Human Sexuality

3. Female Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Response

4. Male Sexual Anatomy, Physiology, and Response

5. Gender and Gender Roles

6. Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence

7. Sexuality in Adulthood

8. Love and Communication in Intimate Relationships

9. Sexual Expression

10. Variations in Sexual Behavior

11. Contraception, Birth Control, and Abortion

12. Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

13. The Sexual Body in Health and Illness

14. Sexual Function Difficulties, Dissatisfaction, Enhancement, and Therapy

15. Sexually Transmitted Infections

16. HIV and AIDS

17. Sexual Coercion: Harassment, Aggression, and Abuse

18. Sexually Explicit Materials, Prostitution, and Sex Laws

Product Details

Yarber, William
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Yarber, William L.
Yarber, Barbara L.
Strong, Bryan
Sayad Barbara
Yarber William
Sayad, Barbara
Sex customs
Human Sexuality
Psychology : General
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