Dr. Nita's Crash Course for Women: Better Sex, Better Health, Better You

Dr. Nita's Crash Course for Women: Better Sex, Better Health, Better You

by Nita Landry MD, OB-GYN
Dr. Nita's Crash Course for Women: Better Sex, Better Health, Better You

Dr. Nita's Crash Course for Women: Better Sex, Better Health, Better You

by Nita Landry MD, OB-GYN


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The health and well-being resource every woman needs and deserves, Many women aren't enjoying womanhood - they're tolerating it and don't realize how much healthier and happier they could be. For those women - in fact, for all women - superstar ob-gyn Dr. Nita Landry presents the best wellness guide to come along in decades. With a winning combination of straight talk and science savvy, Dr. Nita's frank, health-forward book will empower you to: Ditch fundamental misunderstandings about female anatomy and enjoy a healthy, happy sex life, Find the right doctor and ask the right questions, Stay on top of breast and gynecological cancer screening and prevention, Deal with reproductive concerns, Clear confusion about period problems, sexually transmitted infections, orgasms, and hush-hush female issues like leaky bladders, With Dr. Nita's expertise and guidance, you'll discover better sex, better health, and a better you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608687541
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 10/25/2022
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 662,109
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

In addition to practicing medicine, Nita Landry, MD, OB-GYN, has served as a medical expert on TV programs and networks including The Doctors, Good Morning America, the Today show, Dr. Phil, Iyanla: Fix My Life, CBS national news, and Black Entertainment Television. She also served as an ambassador for National Women’s Health Week from 2018 through 2021. She lives in Los Angeles.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xiii

My Story: How I Got This Way and What It Can Do for You xv

A Word about Terminology and Privacy xxi

Part I Sex: Let's Have "The Talk"

Chapter 1 Somebody Lied about Sex: Misconceptions about Sex 3

Chapter 2 A Clitoris as Long as a Penis, the G-Spot Debate, and More: Anatomy 13

Chapter 3 (Re)Denning Normal Sex: Desire, Arousal, and Orgasms 31

Chapter 4 Something Isn't Right with My Sex Life. Fix It! Diagnosing and Treating Sexual Dysfunction 45

Domestic Violence Spotlight 73

Chapter 5 Grown Folks' Sex Ed: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases 77

Part II Common Women's Health Issues: Advocate for Your Health Like a Pro

Chapter 6 Finding Dr. Right: Tips for Finding a Doctor You Actually Like 113

Black Women's Health Spotlight 126

Chapter 7 Let's Talk about Your Mood, Sis: PMS and PMDD 135

Chapter 8 Are You Sure My Period Is Supposed to Feel Like This? Period Pain 153

Endometriosis Spotlight 163

Chapter 9 Period Chaos: Periods That Are Heavy, Irregular, or Missing in Action 183

Uterine Fibroid Spotlight 196

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Spotlight 208

Chapter 10 Make Your Birth Control Multitask: Birth Control Cheat Sheet 221

Emergency Contraception Spotlight 235

Chapter 11 Cancer Prevention Is a Big Deal: Cancer Screening Guidelines 249

Ovarian Cancer and Endometrial Cancer Spotlight 261

Chapter 12 Pee and Stuff: Urinary Incontinence 271

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Spotlight 280

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Spotlight 287

Chapter 13 Vulvovaginal TLC: Caring for Your Vulva and Vagina 299

Chapter 14 When Your Hormones Go Off a Cliff: Menopause 317

Chapter 15 A Silent Sisterhood: Miscarriages and Infertility 341

Chapter 16 Transgender Health and Becoming a Respectful Ally 361

Before I Say Goodbye 371

Acknowledgments 373

Appendix A CDC Screening Recommendations and Considerations for STDs 375

Appendix B Summary Chart of U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use 385

Appendix C Bladder Training Instructions 391

Reputable Resources 393

Notes 395

Index 407

About the Author 431

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