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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David A Levy, MD (Case Western Reserve University)
Description: This is a well written, comprehensive overview of current data in the field of sexual medicine. It is well referenced and provides very good clinically oriented information in the major areas of interest for practitioners who deal with patients with sexual dysfunction.
Purpose: This book classifies what has been accomplished so far and updates current knowledge and present standards in the field for both genders. The book meets these worthy objectives.
Audience: This will be a very good reference for residents or practitioners who have an interest in treating patients with sexual dysfunction. The authors are recognized authorities in the field.
Features: The book is a practical compilation of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and endocrinology of sexual function and dysfunction. Additionally, it contains information on psychological aspects of sexual function, as well as the development of current therapeutic approaches to treating the respective disorders. The illustrations are appropriate and clear and support the text well. The index is also well done.
Assessment: This book is informative, clinically oriented, and to the point. It will make a good addition to a practitioner's library.