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Sexual Health Across the Lifecycle : A Practical Guide for Clinicians - Margaret Nusbaum

Sexual Health Across the Lifecycle

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Paperback Published: 29th December 2008
ISBN: 9780521534215
Number Of Pages: 212

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This is a practical, positive approach to sexual health promotion for clinicians in primary care. It presents sexual concerns across the life-cycle, from childhood to old age, illuminated throughout by scenarios based on real life. It highlights common sexual issues from different age groups.

Additionally it has chapters on sexuality and disability, sexual minorities, HIV-positive individuals, and complementary medicine. Each chapter serves as a practical resource to facilitate better care and communication with patients. Common sexual difficulties, approach to evaluation, and interview techniques, as well as management are presented in a practical manner.

Numerous illustrations will assist the clinician in advising patients with back pain, who are pregnant, or who have chronic illnesses on how to make adjustments to their sexual life to maximise their quality of life.

It presents an invaluable resource for all health professionals that spans the needs of patients from all backgrounds and age groups.

About the artistp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The sexual response cyclep. 11
Sexual health inquiryp. 20
Psychosexual development of children: birth through preadolescencep. 31
Adolescentsp. 40
Early adulthoodp. 61
Middle adulthood: ages 40-54p. 92
Older adults: 55-64p. 114
Senior adults: 65 and seniorp. 132
Special populationsp. 141
Special circumstancesp. 157
Alternative therapiesp. 169
Indexp. 190
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ISBN: 9780521534215
ISBN-10: 0521534216
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 29th December 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.689 x 17.424  x 1.092
Weight (kg): 0.476