Sexuality and Medicine: Volume I: Conceptual Roots by E.E. ShelpSexuality and Medicine: Volume I: Conceptual Roots by E.E. Shelp

Sexuality and Medicine: Volume I: Conceptual Roots

EditorE.E. Shelp

Paperback | November 30, 1986

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When confronted by the concerns of human sexual function or dys­ function, American medicine finds itself well impaled on the horns of a dilemma. Currently it is acceptable medical practice to treat sexual dysfunctions, disorders, or dissatisfactions that arise from psy­ chogenic etiologies, endocrine imbalances, neurologic defects or are side effects of necessary medication regimes. In addition, implanta­ tion of penile prostheses in cases of organic impotence is an increas­ ingly popular surgical procedure. These clinical approaches to sexual inadequacies, accepted by medicine since 1970, represent one horn of the dilemma. The opposite horn pictures the medical profession firmly backed into a corner by cultural influences. For example, when hospital admissions occur, a significant portion of the routine medical history is the section on system review. A few questions are asked about the cardio-respiratory, the genito-urinary, and the gastro-intestinal sys­ tems. But in a preponderance of hospitals no questions are permitted or, if raised, answers are not recorded about human sexual functioning. Physicians tend to forget that they are victims of cultural imposition first and of professional training a distant second.
Title:Sexuality and Medicine: Volume I: Conceptual RootsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:November 30, 1986Publisher:Springer Netherlands

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Table of Contents

Section I: Human Sexuality.- Medical and Psychiatric Perspectives on a 'Healthy Sexuality'.- Medical and Psychiatric Perspectives on Human Sexual Behavior.- The Origins of Sexual Identity: A Clinician's View.- Theories of Transsexualism.- Sex Research and Therapy.- A Survey of Human Reproduction, Infertility Therapy, Fertility Control and Ethical Consequences.- Section II: Sexuality and Sexual Concepts.- Philosophy, Medicine, and Healthy Sexuality.- Concepts of Disease and Sexuality.- Freud and Perversion.- The Politics of The Natural: The Case of Sex Differences.- Heterosex.- Bisexuality: Challenging Our Understanding of Human Sexuality and Sexual Orientation.- Sex and Love: Sexual Dysfunction as a Spiritual Disorder.- Notes on Contributors.