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TitleSexuality and Medicine [electronic resource] : Volume II: Ethical Viewpoints in Transition / edited by Earl E. Shelp
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1987
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-3943-2
Descript XXXII, 280 p. online resource

SUMMARY

It may be unnecessary to some to publish a text on sexuality in 1986 since the popular press speaks of the sexual revolution as if it were over and was possibly a mistake. Some people characterize society as too sexually obsessed, and there is an undercurrent of desire for a return to a supposedly simpler and happier time when sex was not openly disยญ cussed, displayed, taught or even, presumedly, contemplated. Indeed, we are experiencing something of a backlash against open sexuality and sexual liberation. For example, during the '60s and '70s tolerance of homosexual persons and homosexuality increased. Of late there has been a conservative backlash against gay-rights laws. Sexual intercourse before marriage, which had been considered healthy and good, has been, of late, characterized as promiscuous. In fact, numerยญ ous articles have appeared about the growing popularity of sexual abstinence. There is a renewed vigor in the fight against sex education in the schools, and an 'anti-pornography' battle being waged by those on the right and those on the left who organize under the guise of such worthy goals as deterring child abuse and rape, but who are basically uncomfortable with diverse expressions of sexuality. One would hope that such trends, and the ignorance about sex and sexuality that they reflect, would not touch medical professionals. That Dr


CONTENT

Table of Contents Volume II -- Section I: Reproduction, Medicine, and Morals -- Sexual Ethics: Some Perspectives from the History of Philosophy -- Medicine and the Control of Reproduction -- On the Connection of Sex to Reproduction -- Having Sex and Making Love: The Search for Morality in Eros -- Section II: Society, Sexuality, and Medicine -- Sex, Society, Medicine: An Historical Comment -- The Clinician as Sexual Philosopher -- The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association: Classifying Sexual Disorders -- Changing Life-Styles and Medical Practice -- Human Sexuality: Counselling and Treatment in a Family Medicine Practice -- Sex Research and Therapy: On the Morality of the Methods, Practices and Procedures -- Section III: Religion, Medicine, and Moral Controversy -- Theological Approaches to Sexuality: An Overview -- Contemporary Controversies in Sexual Ethics: A Case Study in Post-Vatican II Moral Theology -- Transsexual Surgery: Some Reflections on the Moral Issues Involved -- The Irrelevance of Theology for Sexual Ethics -- Notes on Contributors


Philosophy Ethics Medicine -- Philosophy Medical ethics Philosophy Philosophy of Medicine Ethics Theory of Medicine/Bioethics



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