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Psicologia Clínica

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TONELI, Maria Juracy Filgueiras. Sexual human diversity: notes for a discussion in the psychological and human rights scene. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.2, pp. 61-73. ISSN 0103-5665.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-56652008000200005.

The proposal of the present work is to discuss the notion of sexual diversity in the contemporary scene tangled with medicalization and psychologization processes. It analyzes the contributions of Psychology in this scope, understanding that this is a field consisting of diverse discursive practices in power relations that objectify, as is the case, for example, of the international codes of illnesses. The notion of sexual rights, still controversial, is included in this dynamic scene in which citizens seem to occupy themselves with the "truth" of (their) sex as a genuine paradox, in a time in which sex can disclose as well as subject.

Keywords : sexuality; diversity; power relations; sexual rights.

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