Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art



First Advisor

Susan Myers

Second Advisor

Rebecca Glenn

Third Advisor

Edwin Harris


The present work is a training manual to be used with family planning counselors to increase their skills in dealing with sexual topics . Along with providing basic information about sexual anatomy and physiology , it attends to the issue of allowing sexual concerns to come up in a brief contraceptive counseling situation . This includes how to recognize when a client needs help with a sexual concern , how t o listen and discuss comfortably , and how to refer for more in depth counseling. It is based on the premise that a great number of people in our society do not have access to complete and accurate information about sexuality and that the nationwide family planning network is an ideal place for the concise dissemination of this information .

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