Jan 222017

Sex Hormones, Exercise and Women: Scientific and Clinical Aspects

It is well-established, through extensive peer-reviewed published research, that physical activity and exercise training can impact the reproductive endocrine system of women.  This ground-breaking, comprehensive title presents a range of unique insights into the opposite question: how the reproductive endocrine system of women affects their exercise ability.  More precisely, the thematic question explored in this work is: if exercise affects reproductive hormones, conversely then could the reproductive hormones have physiological effects unrelated to reproduction that influence the capacity of women to exercise?  In exploring this question, the goal is to better understand the unique physiology of women and whether female sex hormones might account for some of the variance in physiological performance between amenorrheic and eumenorrheic women, and within women across the age span as they experience menarche to menopause.  Sex Hormones, Exercise and Women: Scientific and Clinical Aspects synthesizes the research by exploring the physiology and psychology behind these occurrences. This novel title will not only be of interest to researchers, exercise scientists, graduate students, and clinicians; it will also serve as a source of valuable information for female athletes and their trainers in the context of preparing for competitions.
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Dec 022016

Nothing to Fix: Medicalisation of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (Sexualities)

The theory and practice of medicine remains central to the concerns of persons identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or others. Individuals who have homosexual desires or feel transgender or are born intersex are often taken against their will to medical professionals. Instead of receiving affirmative support, they have distressing experiences of violence and violations. The narratives of such violence and violation include treatments offered for converting homosexuals to heterosexuals, humiliation of transgender people within the institution, and emergency surgeries of intersex infants who, due to the collusion between surgeons and parents, face the scalpel to convert them into an ‘acceptable’ gender. Further, everyday struggles of LGBT persons like suicidality and depression are dealt with less sensitively owing to the pathologisation of their identities. The most critical challenge here is the one pertaining to the need to change mindsets of doctors who are still insistently focused on changing their patients’ sexual orientation or still exhibit prejudice when it comes to dealing with their transgender patients. As a starting point for change, this anthology brings together writing by medical professionals and queer activists which is beginning to question heteronormativity within the field of medicine.

 The essays in this volume begin by outlining the frameworks on which the mental health and other medical sectors have posited homosexual desire and transgender or intersex identities. They then argue that sexual orientation and gender identity are not to be seen as pathologies and suggest forms of engagement that are more affirmative of LGBT identities. Finally, they look at the interface between law, medicine and human rights as a starting point of a change in the perception of LGBT persons. Aiming to incubate serious and sustained work on the centrality of the medical establishment to queer lives, this anthology will be of particular interest to medical practitioners, queer activists, members of the LGBT community, and all readers who believe that every individual should receive medical attention that is shorn of prejudice of any kind.

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Nov 212016

Treatment of Sex Offenders: Strengths and Weaknesses in Assessment and Intervention

This rigorous survey offers a comprehensive rethinking of the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders for a bold challenge to practitioners. It critiques what we understand about offenders and the mechanisms of offending behaviors, and examines how this knowledge can best be used to reduce offending and relapses.


To this end, experts weigh the efficacy of common assessment methods and interventions, the value of prevention programs, and the validity of the DSM’s classifications of paraphilias. This strengths/weaknesses approach gives professional readers a guide to the current state as well as the future of research, practice, and policy affecting this complex and controversial field.


Included in the coverage:


  • Strengths of actuarial risk assessment.
  • Risk formulation: the new frontier in risk assessment and management. 
  • Dynamic risk factors and offender rehabilitation: a comparison of the Good Lives Model and the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model.
  • The best intentions: flaws in sexually violent predator laws.
  • Desistance from crime: toward an integrated conceptualization for intervention.
  • From a victim/offender duality to a public health perspective.

    A call to clear thought and accurate action, TreatmentofSexOffenders

    will generate discussion and interest among forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and social workers.


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    Nov 192016

    Human Sexual Inadequacy

    By (author): William H Masters, Virginia E. Johnson

    The innovative program described in this book revolutionizes the the treatment of sexual dysfunction. During eleven years of daily clinical work, more than five hundred couples have been treated at Masters and Johnson’s Reproductive Biology Research Foundation in St. Louis. Here the relationship itself is the patient. The authors stress that there is no uninvolved partner when sex is a problem. Therefore they treat the partners even if only one appears to be sexually dysfunctional. And their therapy techniques have proven successful in 80 percent of all cases treated. The key to this unprecedented record is the role of the dual therapy team. Masters and Johnson have found that it takes both a man and a woman therapist to treat a couple effectively. The dual therapy team acts as a catalyst, encouraging communication between partners when none has existed before. They use psychological and psychological methods of treating impotence, ejaculatory incompetence, premature ejaculation, orgasmic dysfunction in women, vaginismus, and painful intercourse. Basic to all treatment techniques is the premise that attitudes and ignorance rather than any mental or physical illness are responsible for most sexual problems. The two-week rapid therapy program developed by Masters and Johnson includes both counseling and specific instructions for patients to follow in privacy. All results of success or failure reported in Human Sexual Inadequacy Are substantiated by a unique five-year patient follow up program.
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    Oct 312016

    Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

    By (author): Christiane Sanderson

    Victims of sexual and physical trauma can feel lost and disconnected from themselves and others. Christiane Sanderson’s new book explains how counsellors can restore connection to self and others, and facilitate recovery within a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship.

    To understand fully the harm caused by interpersonal trauma, professionals must first recognize its complex nature, and the psychological and emotional impact of exposure to control and terror. This book examines the therapeutic techniques and specific challenges faced by professionals when working with survivors of interpersonal trauma. The author explores issues such as safety and protection, the long-term effects of trauma and the importance of visiting past experiences and assessing their impact on the present.

    This book is essential reading for counsellors, therapists, social workers, mental health professionals, health care professionals including GPs and midwives, legal professionals and all those working with survivors of interpersonal trauma such as sexual violence, child abuse, domestic abuse, elder abuse, institutional abuse and abuse by professionals.

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    Sep 172016

    Standard Practice in Sexual Medicine

    The new international standard reference work for sexual medicine

    • Written under the auspices of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, (www.issm.info), the leading professional society in sexual medicine and founder of the most influential journal in the field, The Journal of Sexual Medicine,published by Blackwell Publishing
    • Comprehensive coverage of the full range of diagnostic and treatment options in all aspects of male and female sexual dysfunctions
    • Provides information on recent progress in pharmacologic approaches, including the highly successful drug treatments for ED
    • Useful for any part of the patient-clinician consultation, from gathering symptoms to diagnosis to treatment to reports on potential and developing treatments
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    Aug 192016

    Intimate Connections

    By (author): David D. Burns

    In this breakthrough book, Dr. David Burns, M.D., author of the bestselling Feeling Good, applies the proven principles of Cognitive Therapy to eliminating the negative thinking and low self-esteem that causes loneliness and shyness. With sensible and sensitive advice, case histories, and revealing exercises, this step-by-step program shows you how to:
    • Pinpoint and rid yourself of attitudes that keep you apart from others
    • Master the techniques that make you feel and look more attractive
    • Deal with people who give you the runaround
    • Resist romantic temptations not in your best interest
    • Release inhibitions to conquer performance anxiety and enhance sexual pleasure
    • Develop fulfilling relationships . . . and more
    “Revelatory . . . Burns understands on a gut level.”—The Chicago Tribune
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    Jun 192016

    The Adult Hip: Hip Preservation Surgery

    By (author): John Clohisy MD, Paul Beaule MD, Craig DellaValle MD, John J. Callaghan MD, Aaron G. Rosenberg MD, Harry E. Rubash MD

    Get the all-inclusive text on a fast-growing area in orthopaedic surgery: Hip Preservation Surgery offers the latest surgical and rehab techniques for the hip joint, with vital background on development, anatomy, pathology and biomechanics. A must-have for orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, residents, and students looking to master skills such as hip arthroscopy, radiographic methods, and the surgical repair of articular cartilage.

    • Coverage of conditions including: hip osteoarthritis, fractures and infections, hip dysplasia, FAI, overlapping of pain, and hip-spine syndrome
    • Sections address: biomechanics and anatomy; patient evaluation; overviews of common hip disorders; hip arthroscopy; surgical treatment; general joint preservation; osteonecrosis; post-traumatic; synovial and overuse sports injuries
    • Full-color, reader-friendly text illustrated with numerous photos, x-rays, illustrations and diagrams
    • Authored by leading experts in the field, including the inventors of many of the techniques described
    Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering iOS, Android, Mac, and PC access to:
    • Complete content with enhanced navigation
    • A powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
    • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
    • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
    • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
    • Quick-reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
    • 16 procedural videos will review surgical techniques 
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    Feb 282016

    Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex

    By (author): Alice Domurat Dreger

    Punctuated with remarkable case studies, this book explores extraordinary encounters between hermaphrodites–people born with “ambiguous” sexual anatomy–and the medical and scientific professionals who grappled with them. Alice Dreger focuses on events in France and Britain in the late nineteenth century, a moment of great tension for questions of sex roles. While feminists, homosexuals, and anthropological explorers openly questioned the natures and purposes of the two sexes, anatomical hermaphrodites suggested a deeper question: just how many human sexes are there? Ultimately hermaphrodites led doctors and scientists to another surprisingly difficult question: what is sex, really?

    Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex takes us inside the doctors’ chambers to see how and why medical and scientific men constructed sex, gender, and sexuality as they did, and especially how the material conformation of hermaphroditic bodies–when combined with social exigencies–forced peculiar constructions. Throughout the book Dreger indicates how this history can help us to understand present-day conceptualizations of sex, gender, and sexuality. This leads to an epilogue, where the author discusses and questions the protocols employed today in the treatment of intersexuals (people born hermaphroditic). Given the history she has recounted, should these protocols be reconsidered and revised?

    A meticulously researched account of a fascinating problem in the history of medicine, this book will compel the attention of historians, physicians, medical ethicists, intersexuals themselves, and anyone interested in the meanings and foundations of sexual identity.

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    Dec 072015

    Child Sexual Abuse: A Primer for Treating Children, Adolescents, and Their Nonoffending Parents

    By (author): Esther Deblinger, Anthony P. Mannarino, Judith A. Cohen, Melissa K. Runyon, Anne H. Heflin

    Based on over 25 years of research, Child Sexual Abuse, Second Edition describes a premier, empirically supported treatment approach for children, adolescents, and non-offending parents/caregivers impacted by child sexual abuse. Developed to provide support and to alleviate symptoms and problem behaviors in children and adolescents, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for child sexual abuse incorporates treatment components that provide children and their caregivers with education and coping skills training, while simultaneously addressing the trauma. This book describes the nuts and bolts of treatment including trauma narrative development and processing activities that help to alleviate children’s distress and feelings of shame associated with the abuse. Parents are also taught effective behavior management skills, and treatment often culminates with a focus on parent-child communication and enhancing safety and future development. This highly effective treatment model can be delivered in outpatient, school-based, residential, home, and/or group settings.
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