Sexuality and Medicine: Volume II: Ethical Viewpoints in Transition by E.E. ShelpSexuality and Medicine: Volume II: Ethical Viewpoints in Transition by E.E. Shelp

Sexuality and Medicine: Volume II: Ethical Viewpoints in Transition

EditorE.E. Shelp, E. E. Shelp

Hardcover | March 31, 1987

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It may be unnecessary to some to publish a text on sexuality in 1986 since the popular press speaks of the sexual revolution as if it were over and was possibly a mistake. Some people characterize society as too sexually obsessed, and there is an undercurrent of desire for a return to a supposedly simpler and happier time when sex was not openly dis­ cussed, displayed, taught or even, presumedly, contemplated. Indeed, we are experiencing something of a backlash against open sexuality and sexual liberation. For example, during the '60s and '70s tolerance of homosexual persons and homosexuality increased. Of late there has been a conservative backlash against gay-rights laws. Sexual intercourse before marriage, which had been considered healthy and good, has been, of late, characterized as promiscuous. In fact, numer­ ous articles have appeared about the growing popularity of sexual abstinence. There is a renewed vigor in the fight against sex education in the schools, and an 'anti-pornography' battle being waged by those on the right and those on the left who organize under the guise of such worthy goals as deterring child abuse and rape, but who are basically uncomfortable with diverse expressions of sexuality. One would hope that such trends, and the ignorance about sex and sexuality that they reflect, would not touch medical professionals. That Dr.
Title:Sexuality and Medicine: Volume II: Ethical Viewpoints in TransitionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pagesPublished:March 31, 1987Publisher:Springer Netherlands

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ISBN - 10:1556080131

ISBN - 13:9781556080135

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Volume II.- Section I: Reproduction, Medicine, and Morals.- Sexual Ethics: Some Perspectives from the History of Philosophy.- Medicine and the Control of Reproduction.- On the Connection of Sex to Reproduction.- Having Sex and Making Love: The Search for Morality in Eros.- Section II: Society, Sexuality, and Medicine.- Sex, Society, Medicine: An Historical Comment.- The Clinician as Sexual Philosopher.- The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association: Classifying Sexual Disorders.- Changing Life-Styles and Medical Practice.- Human Sexuality: Counselling and Treatment in a Family Medicine Practice.- Sex Research and Therapy: On the Morality of the Methods, Practices and Procedures.- Section III: Religion, Medicine, and Moral Controversy.- Theological Approaches to Sexuality: An Overview.- Contemporary Controversies in Sexual Ethics: A Case Study in Post-Vatican II Moral Theology.- Transsexual Surgery: Some Reflections on the Moral Issues Involved.- The Irrelevance of Theology for Sexual Ethics.- Notes on Contributors.

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`Good-quality paper and typesetting, a useful index, and pertinent bibliographies for each chapter make for comfortable and interesting reading. No hospital library can afford to be without a copy.'
Journal of the American Medical Association