Philosophy and Medicine

Sexuality and Medicine

Volume I: Conceptual Roots

Editors: Shelp, E.E. (Ed.)

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When confronted by the concerns of human sexual function or dys­ function, American medicine finds itself well impaled on the horns of a dilemma. Currently it is acceptable medical practice to treat sexual dysfunctions, disorders, or dissatisfactions that arise from psy­ chogenic etiologies, endocrine imbalances, neurologic defects or are side effects of necessary medication regimes. In addition, implanta­ tion of penile prostheses in cases of organic impotence is an increas­ ingly popular surgical procedure. These clinical approaches to sexual inadequacies, accepted by medicine since 1970, represent one horn of the dilemma. The opposite horn pictures the medical profession firmly backed into a corner by cultural influences. For example, when hospital admissions occur, a significant portion of the routine medical history is the section on system review. A few questions are asked about the cardio-respiratory, the genito-urinary, and the gastro-intestinal sys­ tems. But in a preponderance of hospitals no questions are permitted or, if raised, answers are not recorded about human sexual functioning. Physicians tend to forget that they are victims of cultural imposition first and of professional training a distant second.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexuality and Medicine
Book Subtitle
Volume I: Conceptual Roots
Editors
  • E.E. Shelp
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
22
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-3725-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-3725-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-2290-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-2386-4
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 272
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