Healing Painful Sex (Paperback)

A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain

By Deborah Coady, Nancy Fish

Seal Press (CA), 9781580053631, 389pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

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Healing Painful Sex covers the following symptoms and conditions:
Pelvic floor dysfunctionVulvodynia, pudendal nerve pain, and clitorodyniaPelvic organ problems, endometriosis, painful bladder, and irritable bowelSkin disorders, such as lichen sclerosisHormonal, surgical, and post-cancer causes of sexual pain
Millions of women suffer from sexual and pelvic pain in America today, yet it is frequently misdiagnosedor not diagnosed at all.In Healing Painful Sex, Deborah Coady, MD and Nancy Fish use their combined professional expertise as a doctor and therapist who specialize in sexual pain to provide readers with an understanding of its many causes and how to treat them, from both a physical and psychological standpoint.
Organized into three partsnaming the problem, getting a diagnosis, and overcoming painHealing Painful Sex includes medical checklists, illustrations, vignettes based on interviews with women and their healthcare professionals, treatment options, and guidance for moving forward after healing. Coady and Fish speak honestly and directly to sexual pain sufferers experiences, helping them address the problem of chronic pain, understand and prevent misdiagnoses, define medical terms and conditions, and regain sexual joy. Comprehensive, multi-dimensional, and deeply insightful, Healing Painful Sex offers women the tools to successfully take on the many challenges of sexual pain and move toward a healthy, happy future."

Praise For Healing Painful Sex: A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain

Dr. Deborah Coady, one of America’s great gynecologists, is an unusually clear-eyed and brilliant advocate for women’s health, and in taking on this taboo subject, she and co-author Nancy Fish are helping women from all walks of life recover full sexual and reproductive lives.” Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America and Give Me Liberty