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For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life
     

For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life

by Jennifer Berman, Elisabeth Bumiller, Laura Berman
 

A groundbreaking book by the co-directors of one of the country's first women's sexual health clinics-destined to be an essential resource for women throughout the country.

According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, 43 percent of American women suffer from some kind of sexual dysfunction. And though the introduction of Viagra has increased

Overview

A groundbreaking book by the co-directors of one of the country's first women's sexual health clinics-destined to be an essential resource for women throughout the country.

According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, 43 percent of American women suffer from some kind of sexual dysfunction. And though the introduction of Viagra has increased attention to male sexual concerns, the problems women face are often ignored. For Women Only is the first book to offer a comprehensive exploration of female sexual dysfunction.

The co-directors of the Women's Sexual Health Clinic at Boston University Medical Center — Jennifer Berman, a urologist, and her sister, Laura Berman, a sex therapist-draw on research and clinical findings to show that many of the physical problems that cause impotence in men can cause sexual dysfunction in women. In addition, many women experience diminished sexual response as they age, go through menopause, and after hysterectomies or other pelvic surgery.

Covering both physiological and psychological issues in a straightforward, sympathetic style, the Bermans provide authoritative, easy-to-understand information on the medical breakthroughs and treatments that can help women of all ages enjoy more fulfilling sex lives.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Men's sexual problems were thought to be mostly psychological until recent research found origins in medical/physical conditions and drug side effects. Without minimizing psychosocial issues, sisters Jennifer and Laura Berman--a urologist and a sex therapist, respectively, and heads of the Women's Sexual Health Clinic of the Boston University Medical Center--show that the same is true of women's sexual dysfunctions. They describe types of sexual problems, give examples, and trace causes to hormone shifts, disruption to pelvic nerves, disruptions in pelvic blood flow, drug side effects, infections/inflammations, and pelvic floor prolapse--plus the usual psychosocial factors like lack of sex education, partner miscommunication, and depression. Importantly, they do not forecast 100 percent sexual ecstasy with treatment. A valuable section tells how to talk to physicians about sex and not take embarrassed "no's" for an answer. More of a "how to get help" book than a "how-to" book, this cutting-edge report belongs in all public and academic libraries.--Martha Cornog, Philadelphia Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805064056
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/10/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.07(d)

Read an Excerpt

This is a book with crucial new information about the female sexual response. In our experience with our patients, who come from all over the United States and from all age groups, most sexual problems have both medical and emotional roots, and feed on each other.

What you will read here is based directly on our work providing comprehensive physiological and psychological treatment for women suffering from sexual dysfunction. We believe that what women learn in this book will eliminate frustration and despair and help them lead fuller, more sexually satisfied lives.

For years, women's sexual complaints have been neglected by the medical establishment. But no more.

For Women Only provides women with:

—surprising new information about female anatomy and how it really works

—an understanding of how the female sexual response changes through various stages of life clear advice about how to recognize sexual problems

—guidance on how to talk to your doctor about sexual complaints without embarrassment

—information on new drugs and courses of treatment

Meet the Author

Jennifer Berman, M.D., one of the few woman urologists in the country. Elisabeth Bumiller is the author of two books of nonfiction and is currently City Hall Bureau Chief of The New York Times.Laura Berman, Ph.D., a sex therapist, are co-directors of the Women's Sexual Health Clinic at Boston University Medical Center. They appear regularly on Good Morning America and have appeared on 48 Hours, Larry King Live, and NBC Nightly News. They have been featured in cover stories in The New York Times.

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