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Making sense of sex: A forthright guide to puberty, sex and relationships for people with Asperger's Syndrome

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Attwood, Sarah, Powell, Jonathan (Ill.). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers , 2008. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
YOUTH GK 305 ATT 2008
Puberty is a time of huge change in the physical body, in emotional experience and in social relationships. Having an understanding of these developments and learning how to deal with them is essential, and for people with Asperger's syndrome it can be a challenge to get to grips with the social an…
Title
Making sense of sex: A forthright guide to puberty, sex and relationships for people with Asperger's Syndrome
Author
Attwood, Sarah
Powell, Jonathan (Ill.)
Place
London
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Year Published
2008
Physical Description
Soft cover: 311 p.
Topics
Sex Education
Puberty
Sexual Health
Autism Spectrum Disorder (includes Asperger Syndrome)
Autism
Young Adults
Abstract
Puberty is a time of huge change in the physical body, in emotional experience and in social relationships. Having an understanding of these developments and learning how to deal with them is essential, and for people with Asperger's syndrome it can be a challenge to get to grips with the social and emotional aspects of puberty, sex and relationships.This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Sarah Attwood describes developments in both the male and female body, and explains how to maintain hygiene and personal care, and to promote general good health. She examines emotional changes, including moods and sexual feelings, and provides comprehensive information on sex, sexual health and reproduction. She looks at the nature of friendship, how it changes from childhood to adulthood and its importance as a basis for sexual encounter. She also offers coping strategies for different social experiences, from bullying to dating, and includes essential tips on the politics of mature behaviour, such as knowing the difference between public and personal topics of conversation. Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond.
ISBN
9781843103745
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
YOUTH GK 305 ATT 2008
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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