References on Sexuality and Childhood Development
For Professionals (Key documents/research)
American Academy of Pediatrics. (2001). Policy statement. Sexuality education for children and adolescents. Pediatrics, 108, 498-502.
Davies, S.L., Glasser, D. & Kossoff, R. (2000). Children’s sexual play and behavior in pre-school settings: staff’s perceptions, reports, and responses. Child Abuse and Neglect, 24, 1329-1343.
Frayser, S.G. (1994). Defining normal childhood sexuality: an anthropological approach. Annual Review of Sex Research, Volume 5, 173-217.
Friedrich, W.N., Fisher, J., Broughton, D., Houston, M. & Shafran, C.R. (1998). Normative sexual behavior in children: a contemporary sample, Pediatrics, 101, (4).
Friedrich, W.N., Fisher, J.L., Dittner, C.A. et al. (2001). Child sexual behavior inventory: normative, psychiatric, and sexual abuse comparisons. Child Maltreatment, 6, 37-49.
Goldman, R. & Goldman, J. (1982). Children’s Sexual Thinking: A Comparative Study of Children Aged 5 to 15 Years in Australia, North America, Britain and Sweden. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Goldman, R. & Goldman, J. (1988). Show Me Yours: Understanding Children’s Sexuality. New York: Penguin Books.
Gordon, B.N. & Schroeder, C.S. (1995). Sexuality: A Developmental Approach to Problems. New York: Plenum Press.
Gray, A., Pithers, W.D., Busconi, A. & Houchens, P. (1999). Developmental and etiological characteristics of children with sexual behavior problems: treatment implications. Child Abuse and Neglect, 23, 601-621.
Larsson, I. (2000). Child Sexuality and Sexual Behaviour. Expert Report. Sweden: The National Board of Health and Welfare.
Larsson, I. & Svedin, C.G. (2002). Teachers’ and parents’ reports on 3- to 6-year-old children’s sexual behavior - a comparison. Child Abuse & Neglect, 247-266.
Larsson, I. & Svedin, C-G. (2002). Sexual experiences in childhood: young adults’ recollections. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 31, 263-273.
Martinson, F.M. (1994). The Sexual Life of Children. Westport, Connecticut: Bergin & Garvey.
Maticka-Tyndale, E. (2001). Sexual health and Canadian youth: How do we measure up? The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 10, 1-2, 1-18.
Weaver, A.D., Byers, E.S., Sears, H.A. et al. Sexual health education at school and at home: Attitudes and experiences of New Brunswick Parents. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 11, 19-32.