What Professionals Have Said About
Sexplained Two – For Changing Times
“Forget other survival guides: This is the one everybody needs. Buy it for your kids, your gap year, your school library, your GP, your practice nurse, school nurse, or your barracks… but most of all, buy it for yourself. This is essential information way beyond the experience of most of us, including many healthcare professionals, but it’s all here and easy to find.
Maybe there is no such thing as a stupid question but it’s scary to ask and dangerous not to. All your questions are answered here, as well as many you didn’t even know you wanted to ask.
For example: What’s FGM? What’s an oral dam? How can you get pregnant without having sex? How long do sperm live inside a woman? What does consent really mean? What should I do if I forget my Pill? How fast do men ejaculate? What’s a clitoris? What’s phimosis? What’s fertile mucus? My boyfriend says he needs to have sex! and Should sex hurt? … to name just a few.
We all wonder and we all need to know.”
Dr David Wight
General Practitioner – Sheffield
“Sexplained Two – For Changing Times is an essential tool for anyone who works with girls and young men, and is a must read for every teenager (and adult).
Helen’s abundance of medical knowledge combined with the right amount of humor sheds light on many important and all too often unspoken sexual topics.
Everyone invested in sexual and reproductive health and development will want to read it.
I cannot – recommend it more highly to schools.”
Teacher and Parent Educator at The American School in London
“Times have definitely changed. Gone are the days when contraception and genito-urinary medicine were two distinct disciplines. With the integration of sexual health services, many professionals feel out of their depth, and their comfort zone, when they are faced with today’s sexual health challenges.
This book covers topics that staff working with young people need to know and it’s an invaluable reference for people working in a wide range of environments.
It answers a myriad of questions posed by healthcare professionals, young people, their parents and other adults.
I highly recommended this book, to all.”
Justin Gaffney RN
Chair of Genito-Urinary Nurses Association (GUNA) UK
“Anyone contemplating their choice of contraception will find this book to be an excellent guide.
After explaining the changes that occur as we mature physically and emotionally, it offers sensible choices. Written in a user friendly / easily accessible format, it is useful for young people and those who work or live with them.
And, given the increasing relationship between social media, pornography and the many laws related to sex, this it an important book for anyone interested in, or curious about, the sexual complications of the 21st century.”
Contraception Nurse Specialist
“Sexplained Two-For Changing Times is a comprehensive book aimed at everyone who needs information on their body, contraception, the law, ‘first times’, social media, masturbation or what to expect when visiting a sexual health clinic.
There is an in depth chapter on circumcision; both male and female, which is informative and non judgemental. This chapter outlines what FGM is along with the social and cultural reasons for it occurring. This gives clear information for a teacher or worker to deliver a session on this issue.
Throughout the book, there are loads of genuine questions from people regarding their bodies, their feelings and worries about themselves and whether they’re ok or not.
As an experienced Sexual Health Worker, I have been asked many of these questions and it’s great to have such a resource to hand. “
Michelle Telesford BA Hons
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