Discusses syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases, describes their causes, symptoms, and treatment, and suggests preventative measures
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YA In order to allay fears, lessen confusion and "teach protection and thus prevention without having to limit sexual expression," Zinner defines and explains different venereal diseases in an open and frank manner. Not only are there chapters on such diseases as syphilis and gonorrhea, but also material on little-known infections such as chlamydia, cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory diseases. Included also is a chapter on STDs in homosexuals. Zinner's primary goal is prevention; he also offers instruction in good personal hygiene and good health. It is not his intent to advocate teenage sexual activity, but to recognize that the introduction of the Pill and teenagers' ignorance of STDs make them prey to contacting one of these diseases more than at any other time in history. There is no bibliography nor is there an index, but the chapter headings are clear enough. An excellent book that is comprehensive and clearly stated. M. J. Paupe, Prince George's County Public School System, Md.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0671499572