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Guide to colour plates
Contributors
Acronyms
Preface

PART 1   SEXUAL HEALTH IN AUSTRALIA

Chapter 1   Sexual health for all? Australia today
Marian Pitts

Introduction
Sexual health inequalities
Improving sexual health
Some successes
Other key features of sexual health in Australia
Conclusions
References

Chapter 2   The sexual preferences of the Australian population
Anthony M A Smith, Chris E Rissel, Juliet Richters, Andrew E Grulich, Richard O de Visser, and Paul B Badcock

Introduction
Attitudes
Sexual experience
Relationships
Sexual identity, attraction, and experience
Safer sex and condom use
Contraception and pregnancy
Knowledge about STIs
STIs and blood-borne viruses
Sexual difficulties
Masturbation and other non-coital practices
Commercial sex
Sexual coercion
Patterning of sexual experience and sexual practice in Australia
Policy implications
Conclusion
References

Chapter 3   Determining the sexual health of the population: no single route
Meredith Temple-Smith and Jane Hocking

Introduction
Early research on sexual behaviour
Methods for measuring sexual health
Research challenges
Conclusion
References

PART 2   FOUNDATIONS OF SEXUAL HEALTH

Chapter 4   Hows sex works: the biological basics
Elizabeth Brown

Introduction
Structure and function of the adult male reproductive system
Structure and function of the adult female reproductive system
Sexual function
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding
Promotion of reproductive health
The reproductive systems through the lifespan
Further reading
References

Chapter 5   Psychological theories of sexuality
Susan Moore

Introduction
Psychoanalytic models: keeping the genie in the bottle
Evolutionary theories of sexuality: ‘multiplication. . . that’s the name of the game’
Social exchange theories: sex as a marketplace commodity
Social construction models: slaves to culture
Further contributions to understanding sexuality
Sexual wellbeing: casting off the shackles
References

Chapter 6   The cultural and social shaping of sexual health in Australia
Celia McMichael, Sandy Gifford, and Meredith Temple-Smith

Introduction
The cultural and social shaping of sex
Cultural diversity in Australia
Ethnicity and sexual health in Australia
Sexual health promotion: challenges for a multicultural society
Conclusion
References

Chapter 7   Sexual health in society: challenges and changes
Meredith Temple-Smith

Introduction
1700s
1800s
1900s
2000s
Conclusion
References

PART 3   SEXUAL HEALTH IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

Chapter 8   Sexual health in the consultation: common issues
Darren Russell

Introduction
Well women’s and well men’s checks
Partner notification
Circumcision
Sexual counselling and its medicalisation
Conclusion
References

Chapter 9   Sexually transmissible infections
Stuart Aitken

Introduction
Sexually transmissible pathogens
Conclusion
References

Chapter 10   Functional sexuality, sexual difficulties, and sexual dysfunctions
Margaret Redelman

Introduction
Male and female sexual function models
Raising sexual matters in the clinical setting
Sexual difficulties
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)
Female sexual difficulties/dysfunctions
Male sexual difficulties/dysfunctions
References

Chapter 11   Contraception, and options for unintended pregnancy
Deborah Bateson

Introduction
Contraception methods
Contraception for teenagers
Contraception and intellectual disability
Contraceptive effectiveness and method eligibility
Short-acting hormonal methods
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)
Permanent methods: male and female sterilisation
Barrier methods: male and female condoms and the diaphragm
Fertility awareness-based methods, lactational amenorrhoea method, and withdrawal
Emergency contraception
Unintended pregnancy and pregnancy options
Conclusion
References

Chapter 12   The legal environment of sexual healthcare practice
Roger Magnusson

Introduction
Reasonable care in diagnosing STIs
Protection from discrimination
Treating children and adolescents
STI testing, notification, and surveillance
Counselling and contact tracing
‘Hard cases’
Conclusion
References
Endnotes

PART 4   SEXUAL HEALTH IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

Chapter 13   Adolescents
Melissa Kang and Doreen Rosenthal

Introduction
Defining adolescence
Sexuality in adolescence
Gender and sexuality
Parents’ influence on adolescent sexuality
The role of the media
On homosexuality
Adolescent sexual behaviour
Sexual health in adolescence
What do young people worry about?
Conclusion
References

Chapter 14   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people

Introduction
Ruth McNair
Lesbian and bisexual women’s sexual health
Garrett Prestage
Gay men’s sexual health
Juliet Richters
Who are the bisexuals?
Darren Russell
Transgenderism and gender diversity
Conclusion
References

Chapter 15   Sexuality and older adults
Chyrisse Heine and Colette Browning

Introduction
Constructing old age
Biological changes affecting sexuality in old age
Stereotypes of older people: unattractive, uninterested, and inactive
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender identification and ageing
Marginalisation: residential care as an example
Conclusion
References

Chapter 16   Men’s business and women’s business: Indigenous sexual health
Kate Senior and Richard Chenhall

Introduction
STIs in the Indigenous population
Health promotion activities
The sexual health of young people
Policy, practice, and action
Conclusion
References

Chapter 17   Sex-ability: sex, illness, and disability
Alexa Rosengarten and Grahame Simpson

Introduction
Illness and disability in Australia
Impact of illness and disability on sexuality
Social environment
Individual impairment
Service system responses
Importance of sexuality for people with illness/disability
Turning the tide
Enabling sex-ability
Conclusion
References

Chapter 18   Other vulnerable populations
Introduction

Celia McMichael
People with refugee backgrounds
Dot Henning
Homeless youth
Michael Levy
Behind bars: sexual health in Australian prisons
Janelle Fawkes
Sex workers
Conclusion
References

PART 5   PREVENTION AND PROMOTION

Chapter 19   From disease prevention to health promotion
William Leonard

Introduction
Regulating sex and reproduction
Challenging the sexual and reproductive order from within
Sexual health in the time of HIV and AIDS
References

Chapter 20   Sex education for young people
Anne Mitchell

Introduction
Sex education in schools
Peer education for young people
The role of parents
References

Chapter 21   Sexual health promotion in Australia
Tim Bavinton

Introduction
Models for health promotion
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
The Australian context
Conclusion
References

Chapter 22   The role of the law’s role in promoting sexual health in Australia
Roger Magnusson

Introduction
Examples of how law and regulation seek to reduce STI transmission
Taxing and spending: economic strategies to improve sexual health
Laws regulating the information environment
Direct regulation of the behaviour of individuals and businesses
The tort system
Responding to HIV and STIs: competing models for law and policy
Australia’s legal response to HIV transmission: debates and challenges
Risk-seeking behaviour
Challenging HIV exceptionalism: new approaches to prevention
Conclusion
References
Endnotes

Chapter 23   Prevention strategies
David Bradford

Introduction
Prevention strategies against STIs
Sexual health in Australia – leading the way
Conclusion
References

Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 
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