Sexual Behaviour in Canada: Patterns and Problems

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Preface
For this first Canadian collection of articles on human sexuality I have selected papers written by doctors, psychiatrists, educators, lawyers, social workers, sociologists, and natural scientists. This selection contains a variety of views about sex, not all of which, of course, are mine. Nine of the twenty-seven papers selected have never been previously published. It is interesting to note that of thirty-one authors sixteen are female and fifteen male; for as a rule, readings on human sexuality tend to be written by men.The articles have been arranged in five sections and are followed by a resource section.
Part I AN OVERVIEW examines attitudes, sexual identity, and current sex research in Canada.
Part II SEXUALITY AND THE LIFE CYCLE discusses the baby bust in Canada, female teenagers, and contraceptives; family life and sexuality; sexuality and the aged; and family planning and the poor. This section also includes papers on sexual counselling. Sexuality for the physically handicapped and the mentally retarded is reviewed.
Part III SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG SELECTED GROUPS highlights female and male homosexuality, transsexualism, and drugs and sexuality.
Part IV SEXUALITY AND THE LAW reports on such important issues as incest, rape, child molesting, prostitution and obscenity.
Part V EDUCATION FOR SEXUALITY looks at sex education in the primary and secondary schools and at the university level. Examples of programs are described. A paper on the future of human sexuality is also included in this section.

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