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Human Sexuality and its Problems
  1. Richard O de Visser
  1. Correspondence to Richard O de Visser, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK; r.de-visser{at}sussex.ac.uk

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J Bancroft. 3rd edn. Published by Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh, 2009, pp 546, £54.99. ISBN 10-0-443-05161-5

The third edition of Human Sexuality and its Problems is a comprehensive reference guide to the broad (and broadening) body of knowledge about sexual behaviour and sexual problems. The author is a former director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction; he presents the work from a perspective which considers the biological, psychological and social aspects of sexuality.

In the 20 years since the publication of the second edition of this work, there have been many important changes—some positive, some negative—in the field of …

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