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Sexual Health: an Australian perspective

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Preface

Introduction Sexual Health for all? Australia today
Marion Pitts (LaTrobe University)

PART I SEXUAL HEALTH IN AUSTRALIA
Chapter 1 Looking back on sex and health in Australia
Meredith Temple-Smith (LaTrobe University)

Chapter 2 Sex under scrutiny: investigating the sexual health of the population
Meredith Temple-Smith

Chapter 3 Sex in Australia: the findings of the Australian Study of Health and Relationships
Anthony Smith (LaTrobe University) with Chris Rissel, Juliet Richters, Andrew Grulich, Richard de Visser

PART II FOUNDATIONS FOR SEXUAL HEALTH
Chapter 4 How sex works: the biological basics
Elizabeth Brown (LaTrobe University)

Chapter 5 Sexuality: psychological perspectives
Susan Moore (Swinburne University)

Chapter 6 Diversity and difference: the cultural shaping of sexual health
Sandy Gifford (LaTrobe University) and Meredith Temple-Smith

Chapter 7 Sexual well-being and life transitions: a focus on adolescence and old-age
Dorreen Rosenthal (University of Melbourne) and Colette Browning (LaTrobe University)

PART III BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL THREATS TO SEXUAL HEALTH
Chapter 8 Sexually transmissible infections
Stuart Aitken (Gold Coast Sexual Health Service)

Chapter 9 Pathology and sexual function
Stuart Aitken

PART IV SEXUAL HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN AUSTRALIA
Chapter 10 Men’s business and women’s business: Indigenous sexual health
Kate Senior (Charles Darwin University)

Chapter 11 Occupational hazards: sex workers and their sexual health
Christine Harcourt (Sydney Sexual Health Centre)

Chapter 12 Behind bars: sexual health in Australian prisons
Michael Levy (Corrections Health Service, NSW)

Chapter 13 On the streets: the sexual health of homeless young people
Shelley Mallett (University of Melbourne)

Chapter 14 Sex and sex-ability: sex, illness and disability
Alexa Rosengarten (Austin Health)

PART V SEXUAL HEALTH PROMOTION
Chapter 15 Sex education for young people
Anne Mitchell (LaTrobe University)

Chapter 16 Doctor and patient: sexual education in the consultation
Darren Russell (Cairns Sexual Health Centre)

Chapter 17 Sexual health in health services
Meredith Temple-Smith

Chapter 18 Healthy policy for sexual health?
Di Tibbits (University of Melbourne)

Chapter 19 Promoting sexual health: the role of law
Roger Magnusson (University of Sydney)

Conclusion Sexual health for all: strategies for action in the 21st century
Rob Moodie (Victorian Health Promotion Foundation)