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Free Access in Honour of World Sexual Health Day 2013

In honour of World Sexual Health Day 2013 we are giving you free online access to a selection of over 40 articles covering a range of subjects including public health, gender, development and therapy.

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Featured journals:

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International Journal of Health Promotion and Education
Psychology & Sexuality
Critical Public Health
Ethnicity & Health
Health, Risk & Society
Health Communication
African Journal of AIDS Research
Global Public Health
Journal of Health Communication
Health Care for Women International
American College Health
Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Journal of Sex Research
Culture, Health & Sexuality
Sex & Marital Therapy
International Journal of Sexual Health
Journal of Homosexuality
American Journal of Sexuality Education
Development in Practice
Feminist Media Studies
Journal of Community Health Nursing
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services
Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community
Sex Education
Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity
South African Historical Journa
The History of the Family
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies
Women: A Cultural Review


About World Sexual Health Day

World Sexual Health Day is celebrated on September 4th each year to promote a greater social awareness of sexual health across the globe. This year the theme focusses on the importance of sexual rights in achieving sexual health. Find out more here.


Key Books on Sexuality and Sexual Health

understanding global sexualities coverUnderstanding Global Sexualities

Edited by Peter Aggleton, Paul Boyce, Henrietta L Moore and Richard Parker

This theory-building book explores some of the areas in which there is major and continuing debate in the field of sexuality. Drawing together contributions from leading and new scholars and activists from across the globe, it points to a number of tensions or ‘flash-points’ in contemporary theorising and debate, and offers some innovative ways forward in terms of thinking about sexuality.

June 2013: 268pp
Pb: 978-0-415-52302-8


Sexuality, Health and Human Rights

By Sonia Corrêa, Rosalind Petchesky and Richard Parker

This book surveys rapid changes taking place at the start of the twenty-first century in the social, cultural, political and economic domains, and their impact on sexuality, health and human rights. Its unique framework, set in the context of the major theoretical debates of the last few decades, this book will interest professionals and social policy researchers.

June 2008: 312pp
Pb: 978-0-415-35118-8


Promoting Young People’s Sexual Health

Edited by Roger Ingham and Peter Aggleton

Valuable contributions on different aspects of sexual and reproductive health among young people are presented in this book, with a focus on developing country contexts. Key discussions on issues relating to young people and their sexual activities are brought together in one volume, exploring how these issues are affected by the wider contexts in which they live.

The interdisciplinary team of contributors examine the practical and ideological barriers that inhibit progress in the development of educational and service level improvement of young people’s sexual health as well as presenting examples of efforts made to overcome such difficulties.

September 2006: 256pp
PB: 978-0-415-37483-5


Structural Approaches in Public Health

Edited by Marni Sommer and Richard Parker

It is now well-established that health has many social determinants and a myriad of structural factors are known to impact on population well-being. This textbook brings together some well-known names in public health, including Michael Marmot, Paul Farmer, and Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn to discuss this emerging area of practice. The book examines the form that structural approaches can take and provides case studies of innovative and influential interventions. Drawing on examples from all over the world, it includes sections on the theory and practice of structural inventions and concludes with a section on implementation and evaluation.

March 2013: 266pp
Pb: 978-0-415-50086-9


Contraception Today coverContraception Today: A Pocketbook for General Practitioners and Practice Nurses

By John Guillebaud

The seventh edition of this bestselling pocketbook is the definitive introductory guide to contraceptive advice. The latest edition summarizes all available methods of contraception and the various factors to be considered in using them.

Key topics include:

  • Advice on the missed pill
  • Advice on quick starting
  • Material on drug interactions
  • Pre-empting bleeding problems

This practical guide uses named products, including new products on the market, and includes tinted boxes, as a way of presenting lots of information at a glance. This will be an ideal reference for general practitioners and practice nurses who are particularly well placed to offer contraceptive advice due to their knowledge of the patient’s health and circumstances.

December 2011: 194pp
CRC Press Pb: 9781841849119