Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Edward O. Laumann and Robert T. Michael, 535 pp, $48, ISBN 0-226-46967-0, Chicago, Ill, University of Chicago Press, 2001.
This is the third book based on data from the 1992 National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSL) of sexual behavior in the United States. The first two books, The Social Organization of Sexuality and Sex in America, shared essentially the same material and were published simultaneously but were geared toward different audiences. Both books received widespread attention in the media as well as praise from professionals. Two of the four authors of the first two books, Edward O. Laumann and Robert T. Michael, edited this volume. They also coauthored most of the chapters with the help of other researchers and graduate students. Laumann is professor of sociology at the University of Chicago and Michael is professor and Dean of the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, also at the University of Chicago.
SexSex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices and Public Policies. JAMA. 2001;286(7):847-848. doi:10.1001/jama.286.7.847-JBK0815-2-1