This up-to-date, two-volume work provides A-Z coverage of all topics related to sexually transmitted disease, ranging from anatomy to modern legal and social implications to past and present methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Sexually transmittable diseases are a sensitive and embarrassing subject. Many sexually transmitted diseases are silent, providing no symptoms until they cause serious medical problems. But with one in four Americans over the age of fourteen being infected with a sexually transmitted infection, the topic of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is a highly relevant health issue. This work contains over 230 entries that span the history and wide range of topics regarding STDs, from the birth of condoms over 3,000 years ago through discovery of the infectious agents and the invention of effective vaccines to the legal and societal implications of STDs.
This two-volume encyclopedia investigates the spectrum of sexually transmitted diseases and related topics and issues, describing their microscopic origins, the chronology of research and medical treatment, the body parts affected, and the modern-day methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of spread. Additionally, this work addresses legal implications of disease transmission, psychosocial impacts, as well as long-term medical consequences such as potential infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, and chronic pelvic pain.
- Supplies a wide spectrum of information about sexually transmitted diseases, ranging from their microscopic origins to the researchers who discovered them to their transmission, diagnosis, and treatment, and the long-term medical consequences of infection
- Includes up-to-date, accurate, and evidence-based recommendations and statistics regarding recent vaccines, prevention, diagnoses, treatments, legal implications, and effects on specific groups, including adolescents, the LGBTQ community, seniors, and others
- Represents the sum knowledge of practicing physicians, legal experts, and academics across the United States
"[T]he need for a clearly written, informative, and accurate encyclopedia on the topic is clear. This book fulfills that need and more, addressing not only the basics of disease, symptoms, treatment, and prevention, but also the societal, financial, and personal aspects of STDs. . . . Summing Up: Highly recommended."
"This encyclopedia is up-to-date, accessible to lay readers, and full of practical information as well as historical and scientific background. It is an excellent choice for school, public, and consumer health libraries."
"While the articles are broad, their bibliographies will be of help to those looking to explore more in depth. Extensive cross references, a detailed index, and a topical guide pull together disparate entries for improved reader access. Simply written, this title will be of interest to both the general public and undergraduate students studying health care, sociology, and social work."
"A well-written encyclopedia . . . timely and provides a thorough review of a topic that has the potential to impact any individual."