How does sexual behavior change over one's life-span? How does sexual satisfaction affect the quality and stability of marriage? How has the AIDS epidemic affected sexual attitudes in America over the past three decades?
In this wide-reaching volume, distinguished sociologist Alice S. Rossi addresses these questions and others through fourteen diverse essays on sexual behavior, covering adolescence through old age and studying such groups as singles, married couples, and homosexuals. This extensive study also explores the effects of chronic disease and medication on sexual functioning, recent developments in psychotherapy for sexual problems, and sexual abuse of children, incest, and rape.
"The interdisciplinary nature of the project has resulted in a text that is accessible to anyone with a behavioral science background. Well written, well edited, and well received by this reviewer."--Joan C. Chrisler, "Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy"
"This is a book that needs to be on the bookshelf of any AIDS researcher."--"AIDS Book Review Journal"
Series: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and Development
Number Of Pages: 435
Published: 4th June 1999
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition