Sexuality, Health and Human Rights surveys the rapid social, cultural, political and economic transformations taking place on a global level at the start of the twenty-first century and their impact on sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights. The book examines the changing relationship between men, women and children and considers how matters that were once considered private have become public. Based upon comparative data from both northern and Southern hemispheres, the authors explore the ways in which sexuality has taken shape on a global level as a key contested domain. Incorporating examples from both local and international levels the volume presents an innovative comparative framework for understanding this new world, set within the context of the major theoretical debates on the social construction of sexuality. The authors explore the process through which sexuality and sexualities are being reformulated and reframed, as well as the proactive and conservative reactions that such change has generated. Confronting two of the most important contemporary issues the idea of Human rights and the concept of public health this forward-looking text fuses them with another matter of major current concern, the meaning and practice of modern' sexualities. Drawing on the author's own extensive experience as well as the existing literature and in depth interviews, the book throws light on ideas and perspectives recently developed in the fields of sexual and reproductive and human rights. As such, the book will be of great interest to undergraduate students studying reproductive and sexual health and human rights, and to advocates, practitioners and other professionals working in these fields.Petchesky, Rosalind is the author of 'Sexuality, Health And Human Rights ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780415351188 and ISBN 0415351189.