Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity,
6th Edition

Janell L. Carroll

ISBN-13: 9781337404990 | ISBN-10: 1337404993

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 672 pages

List Price USD $196.95


Sex is undoubtedly on your mind. So don't you want a human sexuality text that reflects your life situation and answers your questions? Loaded with information that students like you want and need to learn, this text hits the mark as it addresses concerns that students have about themselves with scientific fact, sensitivity, and humor. Going beyond simply providing a foundation in sexuality's biology and psychology, SEXUALITY NOW: EMBRACING DIVERSITY connects with you by exploring contemporary issues, changing sexual practices and behaviors, and their impact on your life. Complemented by informative visuals, the book covers the fluidity of gender and sexual orientation and takes into account the diverse contexts of today's students. The result is an eye-opening discussion about sexuality that enables you to understand more about yourself -- and what's going on around you.

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Meet the Authors

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Dr. Janell Carroll received her Ph.D. in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. She teaches in the psychology department at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, is an AASECT-certified sexuality educator, and has received numerous awards for her teaching and work in the field of human sexuality. In 2005, the University of Hartford recognized her with the Gordon Clark Ramsey Award for Creative Excellence, given to professors who demonstrate sustained excellence and creativity in the classroom. Carroll has also been recognized by Planned Parenthood as a Sexuality Educator of the Year. Prior to teaching at University of Hartford, Dr. Carroll was a tenured psychology professor at Baker University, where she was honored with awards for Professor of the Year and Most Outstanding Person on Campus. A dynamic educator, speaker, and author, Dr. Carroll has also hosted two of her own radio talk shows about on sexuality and appeared as an expert on numerous television talk shows and networks. She maintains her own sexuality website at http://www.drjanellcarroll.com.

  • This edition presents findings from the first nationally representative study on the health behaviors among LGB high school students, done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015. It also includes information about LGB students nationwide concerning mental health, dating, sexual and physical violence, bullying, homelessness, and suicide risks.
  • Comprehensive coverage of transgender issues includes groundbreaking research on transgender rates in children and adults, recommendations for puberty-delay and cross-sex hormone drugs, pronoun use, queer periods, relationships, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sexual assault, and sexual dysfunction.
  • The most up-to-date information about contraception and abortion includes the newly developed IUDs being marketed to college-aged women and research exploring the risks of depression in women on hormonal contraception. Dr. Carroll also reviews the most recent data about contraception and abortion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, and the United Nations.
  • On Your Mind presents common questions that students have about sex but might be afraid to ask. Collected from the author's students, her website, and her travels, questions include "Can a male have an orgasm without an ejaculation?" and "Can you breast-feed if your nipples are pierced?"
  • SEXUALITY NOW presents the most current research of any sexuality text available, including up-to-date coverage of relevant topics such as transgender youth; the impact of privilege, education, and power on sexuality research; the intersectionality of social identities; and updated statistics on contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted infections, and sexual assault on college campuses.
  • The text emphasizes sexual diversity within the U.S. and globally -- particularly with respect to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues. It goes beyond simply providing a foundation in the biology and psychology of sexuality, connecting with students by exploring contemporary issues, changing practices and behaviors, and their impact. Topics include body and genital piercing, pubic hair shaving and waxing, and the increasing prevalence of hooking up and sex outside of committed relationships.
  • "Fun facts" spark student communication, so the author uses a Real Research feature to introduce tidbits from current, cutting-edge studies. Each chapter contains several of these features; topics include "drunkorexia," physical benefits of phone calls, social acceptance of crying in men, and the effects of performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Sex in Real Life boxes throughout each chapter showcase current topics relevant to everyday life, such as tampon use, sexual performance scams, and the use of puberty-delay drugs. Sexual Diversity in Our World features also appear throughout each chapter and challenge student's assumptions about sexuality by illustrating how attitudes and behaviors vary among cultures, both within the United States and abroad. Topics include issues such as female genital mutilation, foot binding in China, AIDS orphans in Africa, and sex education in Holland.

Table of Contents

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1. Exploring Human Sexuality: Past and Present.
2. Understanding Human Sexuality: Theory and Research.
3. Communication and Sexuality.
4. Gender Development, Gender Roles, and Gender Identity.
5. Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology.
6. Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology.
7. Love and Intimacy.
8. Childhood and Adolescent Sexuality.
9. Adult Sexual Relationships.
10. Sexual Expression.
11. Sexual Orientation.
12. Pregnancy and Birth.
13. Contraception and Abortion.
14. Challenges to Sexual Functioning.
15. Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS.
16. Varieties of Sexual Expression.
17. Power and Coercion.
18. Sexual Images and Selling Sex.

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