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Sexual Health: A Public Health Perspective
  1. Lorna Hobbs
  1. Correspondence to Lorna Hobbs, Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL, Upper 3rd Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2PF, UK; l.hobbs{at}

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Kaye Wellings, Kirstin Mitchell, Martine Collumbien, eds. Publisher: Open University Press, RRP: £24.99, ISBN-13: 978-0335244812.

‘Sexual Health: A Public Health Perspective’ is a fantastic new addition to the sexual health literature. The book covers all the topics you would want to see in a book on sexual health (ie, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unplanned pregnancies, high-risk groups, interventions, etc), but goes beyond the basics to cover topics less commonly discussed (but much needed), such as sexual violence, sexual function, sexual pleasure, sexual satisfaction and communication issues.

The authors adopt a social constructionist …

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