Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Sexual Health: A Public Health Perspective (Understanding Public Health)

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Sexual Health: A Public Health Perspective (Understanding Public Health)

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Sexual Health: A Public Health Perspective (Understanding Public Health). Edited by K. Wellings, K. Mitchell, M. Collumbien. Published by Open University Press; McGraw-Hill Education, 2012, 203 pp. ISBN: 9740335244812 (pbk).

Public health professionals deal with populations, for promotion of their health and prevention of disease. Medical practitioners deal with individuals, for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This custom is a universal practice among doctors worldwide. This book includes a spotlight on populations and a focus on the prevention of ill health along with promotion of wellbeing. This well-written text is aimed at public health professionals and covers five key themes: conceptual and theoretical aspects of sexual health, sexual health outcomes, risks and vulnerability, improving sexual health status, measuring and assessing sexual health status. In a global perspective, the authors make the distinction between European, Asian and African countries. They also recognise that inequalities are also to be found within as well as between countries. The ideals are written along with real observations of authors.

The aim of the authors is to give comprehensive and practical perspectives in the important areas of sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy, sexual violence and sexual satisfaction. …

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