Healing Painful Sex: A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain

Healing Painful Sex: A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain

by Deborah Coady, Nancy, MSW, MPH Fish
     
 

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Healing Painful Sex covers the following symptoms and conditions:

Pelvic floor dysfunctionVulvodynia, pudendal nerve pain, and clitorodyniaPelvic organ problems, endometriosis, painful bladder, and irritable bowelSkin disorders, such as lichen sclerosisHormonal, surgical, and post-cancer causes of sexual pain
Millions of women suffer from sexual and

Overview

Healing Painful Sex covers the following symptoms and conditions:

Pelvic floor dysfunctionVulvodynia, pudendal nerve pain, and clitorodyniaPelvic organ problems, endometriosis, painful bladder, and irritable bowelSkin disorders, such as lichen sclerosisHormonal, surgical, and post-cancer causes of sexual pain
Millions of women suffer from sexual and pelvic pain in America today, yet it is frequently misdiagnosed—or not diagnosed at all.In Healing Painful Sex, Deborah Coady, MD and Nancy Fish use their combined professional expertise as a doctor and therapist who specialize in sexual pain to provide readers with an understanding of its many causes and how to treat them, from both a physical and psychological standpoint.

Organized into three parts—naming the problem, getting a diagnosis, and overcoming pain—Healing Painful Sex includes medical checklists, illustrations, vignettes based on interviews with women and their healthcare professionals, treatment options, and guidance for moving forward after healing. Coady and Fish speak honestly and directly to sexual pain sufferers’ experiences, helping them address the problem of chronic pain, understand and prevent misdiagnoses, define medical terms and conditions, and regain sexual joy. Comprehensive, multi-dimensional, and deeply insightful, Healing Painful Sex offers women the tools to successfully take on the many challenges of sexual pain and move toward a healthy, happy future.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Dr. Deborah Coady, one of America’s great gynecologists, is an unusually clear-eyed and brilliant advocate for women’s health, and in taking on this taboo subject, she and co-author Nancy Fish are helping women from all walks of life recover full sexual and reproductive lives.” —Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America and Give Me Liberty
Library Journal
Physician Coady and psychotherapist Fish have teamed up to write a book about women who suffer from sexual pain, a diagnosis in which their New York City-based private practice specializes. Offering a holistic viewpoint on this seldom-discussed and sensitive topic, the book covers issues like finding people (or even just one person) to talk with, finding the best doctor to treat the physical pain or emotional fallout, understanding the biology of pain, identifying symptoms, exploring the possibility of self-treatment, and ultimately recovering to live fulfilling lives. Empathetically written, the book employs quotes from former patients that help inform, shape, and validate the information offered and underscores the extensive experience of both practitioners in treating this issue. Excellent resources lists include recommended books and support organizations and associations, with contact information. VERDICT Directed to women experiencing pain, this book can also serve as a well-rounded introduction to the topic for health practitioners.—Elizabeth J. Eastwood, Los Alamos Cty. Lib. Syst., NM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580053631
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
649,840
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.07(d)

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