ERIC Number: ED129811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Learning About Sex: The Contemporary Guide for Young Adults.
Kelly, Gary F.
This book provides information about sex to help readers, particularly teenagers, clarify their needs and values relating to sex--to understand sex, to deal with their own sexuality constructively and responsibly, and to deal with the sexuality of others in ways that are considerate and helpful. It is designed for either classroom or individual study. In the first chapter, the author explains why the book was written and describes his values about sex, presents questions for the reader to consider, and explains why advice is not given in the book. Discussed in the next chapter are the male and female sex organs and their function, the growth and development of the human body, and emerging sexual feelings and the sex drive. Subsequent chapters discuss: changing roles and attitudes concerning masculinity and femininity; learning sexual preferences; sharing sexual feelings; sexual intercourse values and decisions about premarital sex; sex and communication; problem sex; falling in love and being in love; sex and love; changing patterns of marriage; other partnerships; parenthood and childbirth; birth control; abortion; and overpopulation. The book concludes with a question and answer section dealing with some common questions from teenagers. Appendixes include a glossary of slang and conventional terms relating to human sexuality and a list of organizations that provide information and help. Throughout the text, discussion is aided by diagrams and pictures. (MM)
Descriptors: Abortions, Adolescents, Contraception, Ethical Instruction, Family Planning, Human Body, Physical Characteristics, Pregnancy, Sex (Characteristics), Sex Differences, Sex Education, Sex Role, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Values
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