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    Sexual Health: A Public Health Perspective (Understanding Public Health) (Paperback) By (author) Kaye Wellings, By (author) Kirstin Mitchell, By (author) Martine Collumbien

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    Description"Sexual Health: A Public Health Perspective provides a comprehensive, yet a practical resource on sexual health for public health professionals. The book elaborates sexual health from a variety of angles including biomedical, behavioural, social and contextual as well as giving a clear articulation of public health interventions for improving sexual health. Illustrative examples relevant to a variety of settings facilitate understanding and applicability of knowledge to both low- and high-resource settings. The book is highly recommended for public health programmers and practitioners, and those working in the area of sexual health." (Dr Lale Say, Co-ordinator, Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR), World Health Organization, UK). "A great and novel approach which demonstrates theoretically and through many examples, the need to consider issues of sexual health by understanding sexuality not as a fact of nature but as a social construction. A valuable link between academic knowledge and sexual health policies that invites sexual health professionals to consider the politic, economic and social determinants of sexuality and health issues related to it." (Dr N Bajos, Research Director at INSERM (National Institute for Health and Medical Research), France). This timely book introduces social aspects of the study of sexual health and their application to public health practice. The book addresses five key themes: Conceptual and theoretical aspects of sexual health, Sexual health outcomes of risk and vulnerability, Improving sexual health status and Measuring and assessing sexual health status. The authors consider each of these themes within their cultural and historical context and illustrate topics with international examples and case studies. Key features of the book include: a spotlight on populations rather than individuals, and a focus on the prevention of ill health and promotion of well being. A global perspective; the book makes the distinction between developing and developed countries, but recognises that inequalities are to be found within as well as between countries. A view of sexual behaviour as socially learned rather than biologically given and so as amenable to change and intervention to improve sexual health status. An emphasis on ways in which risk and vulnerability are products, not only of individual behaviours, but of the social context in which they are practiced. Written by authors with a wide range of experience, this book will be a valuable resource for public health practitioners and those studying and working in the area of sexual health. Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood. Contributors: Sevgi O Aral, Chris Bonell, Helen Burchett, Joanna Busza, Martine Collumbien, Simon Forrest, Rebecca French, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Anna Glasier, Jami Leichliter, Kirstin Mitchell, Will Nutland, Thomas Peterman, Elisabeth Pisani, Kaye Wellings, Meg Wiggins and Maria Zuurmond.


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    Title
    Sexual Health
    Subtitle
    A Public Health Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kaye Wellings, By (author) Kirstin Mitchell, By (author) Martine Collumbien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780335244812
    ISBN 10: 0335244815
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MBNH
    B&T General Subject: 420
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    LC classification: HQ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: HEA042000
    Abridged Dewey: 612
    BISAC V2.8: EDU000000
    DC23: 613.9
    Thema V1.0: MBNH
    Publisher
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Author Information
    Kaye Wellings is Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Head of the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She is a founder of and Principal Investigator on the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles and she is internationally recognised as an expert in sexual health. Kirstin Mitchell is Lecturer in Sexual and Reproductive Health at the LSHTM. She has lived and worked for extensive periods in Africa and is currently working on the third UK National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. Martine Collumbien is Senior Lecturer in Sexual and Reproductive Health at the LSHTM. She is a demographer by training with extensive experience of methodological and evaluation research. Her work has a global reach, with a particular focus on South Asia.
    Table of contents
    Overview of the book Section 1: Conceptual and Theoretical Aspects of Sexual Health Sexual health: theoretical perspectives Section 2: Sexual Health Outcomes Sexually Transmitted Infections Unplanned pregnancy Sexual violence Sexual function, pleasure and satisfaction Section 3: Risk and Vulnerability Young People Sex between men Sex workers Mobile populations Structural influences on sexual health Section 4: Interventions to Improve Sexual Health Communication and language Sexual health promotion Sex education: theory and practice Sexual health services Section 5: Measuring and Assessing Sexual Health Status Researching sexual behaviour Evaluating sexual health interventions