High-Risk Sexual Behavior: Interventions with Vulnerable Populations by Evvie BeckerHigh-Risk Sexual Behavior: Interventions with Vulnerable Populations by Evvie Becker

High-Risk Sexual Behavior: Interventions with Vulnerable Populations

byEvvie Becker, Elizabeth Rankin, Annette U. Rickel

Paperback | August 31, 1998

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High-risk sexual behavior has been linked to social problems such as substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and deprivation. This volume's unique multidisciplinary biopsychosocial approach combines relevant medical information regarding disease states with the cultural, social, and psychological facets of successful prevention programs. Becker and Rankin outline specific interventions that address the needs of particularly vulnerable populations: women, ethnic minorities, and the gay community. Useful chapter summaries which review the pros and cons of different approaches will aid both the student and the practitioner.
Title:High-Risk Sexual Behavior: Interventions with Vulnerable PopulationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pagesPublished:August 31, 1998Publisher:Kluwer Boston Inc.

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ISBN - 10:0306458586

ISBN - 13:9780306458583

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Table of Contents

1.What's at Stake: Consequences of Risky Sexual Behavior. 2.Factors That Influence Sexual Behavior: Causes, Mediators, and Moderators of High-Risk Sexual Behavior. 3.Models of Prevention. 4.Guidelines for Prevention, I: Ethnicity and Social Class Considerations. 5.Guidelines for Intervention, II: Women. 6.Guidelines for Intervention, III: Gay Men and Bisexuals. Epilogue. Index.

Editorial Reviews

`...a concise overview of the most salient and contemporary aspects of this emerging social problem. High-risk sexual behavior is discussed in terms of mediating and moderating factors... The strength of the text lies in its clear and precise explication of this complex topic. ...it succeeds in summarizing by way of the biopsychosocial model, many of the underlying assumptions associated with high-risk sexual behavior. It thus provides an informative primer for students, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers alike.' READINGS (March 1999) `In summary, this book will give the reader an excellent understanding of the importance of intervening at a public-health level to reduce high-risk sexual activity and of the models that have shown promise in doing so.' Psychiatric Services, 50:9 (September 1999)