Title

What does the counseling field say about sexuality?A content analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2-2019

Abstract

Despite the counseling field adopting holistic health and developmental frameworks, sexual health is often absent or underrepresented in these discussions. Via content analysis, the authors examined publications in three counseling journals to assess the current state of the sexuality literature in the field. Almost half (46.6%) of publications are on the topic of sexual identity. There are notable gaps in the literature on topics related to anatomy/physiology, sexual functioning, and pleasure/sexual lifestyle. Implications for counselors and counselor training are discussed.

Publication Title

American Journal of Sexuality Education

Volume

14

Issue

1

First Page

55

Last Page

73

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/15546128.2018.1518175

ISSN

15546128

E-ISSN

15546136

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