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Women's Sexual Function and Dysfunction
Study, Diagnosis and Treatment

ISBN 9781842142639
Published November 17, 2005 by CRC Press
808 Pages 212 Color & 600 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The first, definitive text on female sexual dysfunction, this major new book summarizes the current body of knowledge in the field, traces the history of developments in the area, and identifies work still needed in the future.

Reflecting a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, the book details the methods and materials for ensuring the appropriate management of women with sexual health problems, and concentrates on the presentation of evidence-based data concerning the physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of sexual function and dysfunction in women. The inclusion of 'difficult cases' also enhances the use of text as a practical guide to all disciplines concerned with the field of female sexual dysfunction.

This important work will become a key resource for basic science researchers, endocrinologists, gynecologists, psychologists, urologists, health care clinicians, and anyone else interested in women's sexual health. All proceeds are donated to the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.

Table of Contents

Section I: History. Section II: Psychological and Biological Etiologic Factors. Epidemiology of Female Sexual Dsyfunction. Psychology. Anatomy. Physiological Mechanisms. Pathophysiological Mechanisms: Desire, Arousal, Orgasm and Pain.
Special Issues Concerning Etiology of Female Sexual Dysfunction. Special Issues Concerning Couples. Section III: Psychological and Biological Management. Patient History and Physical Examination. Specialized Laboratory Testing. Psychological Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction. Sexual Pain Disorders. Hormonal Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction. Non-Hormonal Medical Treatment of Female Sexual Dsyfunction. Surgical Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction. Special Issues in the Management of Female Sexual Dsyfunction. Strategies By Health Care Clinicians For Management of Female Sexual Dysfunction. Section IV: Outreach. Education. Future Directions

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Irwin Goldstein MD
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Milton, MA


Cindy Meston PhD
Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas [responsible for the psychologic sections of the textbook]


Susan Davis MD
Jean Hailes Foundation and Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia [responsible for the endocrinologic sections of the textbook]


Abdulmaged Traish PhD

Department of Urology and Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA[responsible for the basic science sectionn of the textbook]


"This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary textbook on female sexual dysfunction. It is a practical guide and a key resource for a wide audience including health care professionals, researchers, educators and affected women. The textbook's 128 contributions are drawn from all five continents." The Society of Authors and the Royal Society of Medicine Book Awards 2006