Learning Objectives

4.1 Summarize the historical trends influencing sexualities.

4.2 Discuss some basic research findings on trends in sexuality.

4.3 Describe female and male sexual anatomy and typical and atypical functioning.

4.4 Explain the bioecological influences on sexuality and sexual orientation.

4.5 Identify the myths and truths about controversial topics like female genital mutilation, AIDS, abstinence education, and sexualized violence.