Human Sexuality and the American Minority Experience

  • Adela G. Wilkeson
  • Alvin F. Poussaint
  • Elizabeth C. Small
  • Esther Shapiro
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


Each of the coauthors has been asked to contribute to this chapter both because of our expertise in minority mental health issues and because of our personal ethnic backgrounds. Dr. Poussaint is a Black American; Dr. Small, Chinese American; Dr. Shapiro, Cuban American; and Dr. Wilkeson, Puerto Rican American. We appreciate the sensitivity of our editors in recognizing that materials related to minority persons can be most accurately portrayed by those of us who know and personally esteem the various cultural groups to be described. Primarily because of this shared conviction, we have decided not to attempt to present material on other groups. We trust that the reader will recognize that there is a marked diversity between and within different cultural groups and will understand the importance of acquiring specific knowledge of the cultural backgrounds of all patients.


Mental Health Sexual Behavior Black Woman Black Male Sexual Attitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adela G. Wilkeson
    • 1
  • Alvin F. Poussaint
    • 1
  • Elizabeth C. Small
    • 2
  • Esther Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and GynecologyTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryBeth Israel HospitalBostonUSA

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