International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality

  • Amanda K. Baumle

Part of the International Handbooks of Population book series (IHOP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction to the Demography of Sexuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amanda K. Baumle
      Pages 3-9
    3. Laura E. Durso, Gary J. Gates
      Pages 21-42
  3. Sexual Practices: The Global Picture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Cecilia Gayet, Fatima Juarez, Michel Bozon
      Pages 67-90
    3. Yanyi K. Djamba
      Pages 91-106
    4. Nicole Farris, Lei He, Dudley L. Poston Jr., Carol S. Walther, Chris Russell, Heather Kincannon
      Pages 107-127
  4. Sexual Practices Across the Life Course

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Pepper Schwartz, Brian J. Serafini, Ross Cantor
      Pages 131-165
    3. Jennifer Pearson, Lindsey Wilkinson
      Pages 167-193
    4. Osmo Kontula
      Pages 195-214
  5. Sexual Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Christopher Scott Carpenter
      Pages 217-228
    3. Gary J. Gates
      Pages 229-242
    4. Amanda K. Baumle
      Pages 243-256
    5. D’Lane R. Compton
      Pages 257-273
    6. Anthony F. Bogaert
      Pages 275-288
    7. Stacey Colton Meier, Christine M. Labuski
      Pages 289-327
  6. Applied Demography of Sexuality: Perspectives on Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Karin De Angelis, Michelle Sandhoff, Kimberly Bonner, David R. Segal
      Pages 363-381
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Amanda K. Baumle
      Pages 419-423
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 425-429

About this book


The International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality is the first book to specifically address the study of sexuality from a demographic perspective. Demographic research has largely paid little attention to sexuality as a whole, or sexual orientation in particular, other than in studies examining the “consequences” of sex – sexually transmitted infections or fertility. Instead, the content of this handbook explores population sexuality in order to describe the prevalence of sexual behaviors, desires, and identities, as well as their connections with other demographic outcomes. The focus is on analyzing sexuality as a demographic topic in its own right, rather than solely as a variable in studies of sexually transmitted infection or other health-related topics. In this book, both researchers with traditional demographic backgrounds, as well as those with training in other disciplines, provide an overview of the state of current research on population sexuality. These chapters provide a foundation for the development of research in the burgeoning field of the demography of sexuality.


Adoption and familiy policies Asexuality Bisexuality Contextual variation Cultural and geographic difference Demographic Studies Examination of sexuality GLBT Gay men HIV/AIDS Health and sexuality Heterogeneity of populations International Perspectives Lesbians Partnerships Population Studies Race and sexuality STD (Sexual transmitted diseases) Same Sex Marriages Sexual Behavior, identity and attraction Sexual practices Sexuality and ageing Sexuality in the military Transgender sexuality

Editors and affiliations

  • Amanda K. Baumle
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. SociologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

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