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Featured Books by SMSNA Members

100 Questions and Answers for Women Living with Cancer

Author: Michael Krychman, MD

ISBN: 978-0763739249

Description: There are approximately ten million people living with cancer, and more than half of them are women. Whether you're a newly diagnosed woman with cancer, a survivor, or a friend or relative of someone with cancer, this book offers help. The only text to provide both the patient s and doctor s views, this invaluable resource provides up-to-date, authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions asked by women with cancer and survivors, whether active or remissive.

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Bioenvironmental Issues Affecting Mens Reproductive and Sexual Health

Authors: Suresh C. Sikka, PhD, HCLD and Wayne JG Hellstrom, MD

ISBN: 978-0-12-801299-4

Description: Bioenvironmental Issues Affecting Men's Reproductive and Sexual Health focuses on the biology of key organs involved in male reproduction and the environmental influences affecting their functions, with particular emphasis on clinical aspects. Key features include, how the environment affects male reproduction and sexual health, guidelines and reference values of various reproductive hormones, semen parameters, inclusion/exclusion criteria for clinical trials, and efficient methods by which to design clinical protocols for sperm safety studies and reproductive toxicology trials. The book is very useful for students, fellows, teachers, educators, clinicians, bio-environmentalists, and anyone desiring to learn more about how environment affects male reproductive and sexual health. To see Table of Contents, click here.

Click here to purchase the book through Elsevier.

Female Sexual Pain Disorders

Author: Irwin Goldstein, MD, et. al

ISBN: 978-1-4051-8398-7

Description: First book devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of sexual pain in women Female Sexual Pain Disorders is a remarkable fusion of clinical and scientific knowledge that will empower women’s healthcare professionals to help their patients in overcoming this common debilitating disorder. Distilling the experience of world leaders across many clinical, therapeutic and scientific disciplines, with an array of algorithms and diagnostic tools, Female Sexual Pain Disorders is your ideal companion for treating the many millions of women who suffer from this disorder worldwide.

Click here to purchase the book through Wiley.

Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals

Editors: Stanley E. Althof, PhD, et. al

ISBN: 978-0-41580076-1

Description: The constantly-changing field inspired the second edition of Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals. In a state-of-the-art guide, Dr. Levine and his associates continue to help professionals with the assessment and treatment of a large array of sexual concerns. Written in a personal, supervisory style, the book will help new therapists anticipate clinical contingencies and help experienced therapists refine their thinking and teaching. Easily accessible, the Handbook is divided into six major sections with helpful annotated references: Being a Therapist; Intimacy; Sexual Dysfunction; Sexual Identity Struggles; The Forgotten; and Additional Vital Topics. Twenty-one chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and five new ones have been added. These focus on gay and lesbian life, transitioning to single life, cancer survivorship, the sexual issues of the developmentally challenged, and sex among the aging.

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Prostate Cancer 2020

Author: Andrew Siegel, MD

ISBN: 978-0-9830617-7-9

Description: PROSTATE CANCER 20/20 is a streamlined guide to understanding prostate cancer and its management options to enable the newly-diagnosed patient to make an informed choice. Advances in prostate cancer are reviewed: screening and diagnostic testing refinements; preventive measures; advanced imaging techniques; genetic/genomic testing; active surveillance; technical progress in surgical, radiation and focal therapies; and the new medications for advanced prostate cancer. In-depth information is provided on sexual and urinary complications of treatments and how they are managed. This book is intended for: newly diagnosed patients, patients who have failed primary treatments, patients with urinary and sexual side effects, and family members.

To purchase the book through Amazon, or iTunes.

Reclaiming Desire 4 Keys for Finding Your Lost Libido

Author: Marianne Brandon PhD, et. al

Description: 4 Keys for Finding Your Lost Libido offers a holistic approach to understanding and treating low sex drive in women. Dr. Andrew Goldstein, a board-certified gynecologist, and Dr. Marianne Brandon, a clinical psychologist and AASECT-certified Diplomat in sex therapy, and combined forces in this thorough examination of a common concern for our patients. Rather than pathologizing women, they are instead supported in further developing their sexuality, resulting in a stronger sense of womanhood, and a deepening experience with their partners.

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Sex RX

Author: Lauren F. Streicher, MD

Description: For millions of women in America, sex isn’t always pleasurable or even possible. Instead, sex has become a low priority as they navigate marriage, motherhood, and work . . . not to mention cope with chronic stress and lack of sleep. Throw in the natural fluctuations in hormone levels that all women experience throughout their lives and it’s not surprising that sex can become, well, a little less sexy. Additionally, common gynecological problems can make sex uncomfortable, and medical issues can cause it to be downright painful.

Sex Rx was originally published in hardcover as Love Sex Again.

Click here to purchase the book through Amazon.

ISSWSH Textbook

Editors: Irwin Goldstein MD, Noel N. Kim PhD, Sheryl A. Kingsberg PhD

ISBN: 978-1-119-26609-9

Description: Textbook of Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction offers a multi-disciplinary, biopsychosocial approach and provides guidance for the safe and effective diagnosis and treatment of various sexual health issues in women. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the text provides the scientific basis of the clinical recommendations for dealing with problems of sexual, desire, arousal, orgasm and pain.The text is clearly organised around the four major disease states in female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and is officially endorsed by the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH).

Click here to purchase the book through Wiley.

The Couples Disease

Author: Lawrence S. Hakim, MD, FACS

Description: In The Couple's Disease: Finding a Cure for Your 'Lost' Love Life, Dr. Hakim shares his expertise and vast experience in preventing, treating and curing sexual dysfunction of women and men, both as individuals and as couples. By any dictionary definition, Sexual Dysfunction is indeed a disease, a COUPLE’S DISEASE, which negatively affects the individual and their partner. SD is expensive, both emotionally and financially; it can lead to depression, loss of self-esteem, loss of intimacy and even termination of marriages and long-term relationships.

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The Sexual Spark

Authors: Michael Krychman, MD and Alyssa Dweck, MD

Description: The Sexual Spark is a thoughtful, user friendly and common sense guide to essential exercises meant to reignite passion in the bedroom. It is perfect for any and all couples or individuals, young or older, happy or struggling sexually, straight or gay. It will serve to complement those already in counseling, self help minded, or curious and adventurous. Health care professionals will find this an invaluable tool as well. This book is written by two gynecologists and nationally known experts in female sexual health and medical sex therapy.

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When Sex Isnt Good

Authors: Sue W. Goldstein, BA, CCRC, AASECT-CSE, Irwin Goldstein, MD, et. al

Description: When Sex Isn't Good, written so readers will learn from the experiences of others, portrays a variety of women's sexual health issues. It includes the science and a reference section to be used as a resource to educate and empower you to discuss your sexual dysfunction with your partner and your healthcare provider. Dr. John Bancroft, retired director of the Kinsey Institute and world-renowned researcher says: "Women have problems in their sexual lives for a whole host of reasons. Sometimes the problems need and benefit from medical help. This book tells the stories of a number of women who benefited from such help."

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Womens Sexual Function and Dysfunction Study Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Irwin Goldstein, MD, et. al

ISBN: 1842142631

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 the text as a practical guide to all disciplines concerned with the field of female sexual dysfunction.

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