Introduction- The meaning of the psychology of sexual health; The epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health; Psychological factors in sexually transmitted diseases; Behaviour change for STD prevention and sexual health; Sexualities and sexual health: Lessons from History; STD control and psychology of sexual health in developing countries; Race and cultural issues in sexual health; Regulation and fertility.
Section 2: Practical applications in the psychology of sexual health.
Taking a sexual history; Issues and principles in the assessment and management of psychosexual disorders in sexual health settings; Psychological management in HIV infection; Psychiatric issues in the management of sexual health problems; Partner notification - the management of partners in the sexual health setting; The psychological management of rape and PTSD: clinical issues, assessment and treatment; Sexual health in primary care; Personality disorder and sexual health; The psychoanalytic understanding of dangerous and violent sexual practice; Managing the sequalae of childhood sexual abuse in adults; Psychological aspects of fertility, reproduction and menopause; Cognitive-behavioural group interventions to initiate and maintain safer sex; Pain syndromes in sexual health management; Characterisation and management of psychological issues in termination of pregnancy; Unconventional sexual lifestyles; Conclusion - the future agenda in the psychology of sexual health.
* addresses a wide range of issues including STDs, sexual abuse, rape, and abortion
* provides practical information that can be put to immediate use
* contributions from experts around the world