Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management
March 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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.
Based on the highest level research, it provides
state-of-the-art practical guidance that will help you to:
- Evaluate and distinguish the causes of sexual pain in
- Differentiate the many forms of sexual pain
- Implement multidisciplinary treatments
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.
All proceeds from this book are being donated to the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH).
1 Historical Perspective of Vulvodynia (Premlatha Amalraj, Sarah Kelly, Gloria A. Bachmann).
2 The Prevalence of Dyspareunia (Richard D. Hayes).
3 The Relevance of Dyspareunia (Marta Meana, Lorraine Benuto, Robyn L. Donaldson).
4 Medical History, Physical Examination, and Laboratory Tests for the Evaluation of Dyspareunia (Andrew T. Goldstein).
5 Psychological Evaluation and Measurement of Dyspareunia (Caroline F. Pukall, Marta Meana, Katherine S. Sutton).
6 Physical Therapy Evaluation of Dyspareunia (Talli Y. Rosenbaum).
7 The Role of Vulvoscopy in the Evaluation of Dyspareunia (Mario Sideri, Filippo Murina, Vanda Bianco, Gianluigi Radici).
8 Provoked Vestibulodynia (Andrew T. Goldstein, Caroline F. Pukall).
9 Vulvar Dermatoses as a Cause of Dyspareunia (Lara J. Burrows, Gail R. Goldstein, Gaby Moawad, Rochele Torgerson).
10 Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Jennifer M. Rhode, Angela S. Kueck, Hope K. Haefner).
11 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) (Alison Mears, David Goldmeier).
12 Generalized Vulvodynia (Andrew T. Goldstein, Caroline F. Pukall).
13 Physical Therapy Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (Amy Stein, Dee Hartmann).
14 Interstitial Cystitis and Dyspareunia (Nadya M. Cinman, Chad Huckabay, Robert M. Moldwin).
15 Vulvovaginitis (Jack D. Sobel).
16 Noninfectious Vaginitis (Ahinoam Lev-Sagie, Paul Nyirjesy).
17 Pudendal Neuralgia (Philip W.H. Peng, Stanley J. Antolak, Jr., Allan S. Gordon).
18 Congenital Anomalies of the Female Genital Tract (Lara J. Burrows).
19 Endometriosis (Jennifer Droz, Fred M. Howard).
20 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Nancy D. Gaba).
21 Dyspareunia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (Ami D. Sperber, Douglas A. Drossman).
22 Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Sexual Pain (Gordon Davis, Joe Brooks).
23 Cognitive-Behavioral, Physical Therapy, and Alternative Treatments for Dyspareunia (Sophie Bergeron, Tina Landry, Bianca Leclerc).
24 Topical and Injectable Therapies for Vulvar Pain (Colleen M. Kennedy, Catherine M. Leclair, Lori A. Boardman).
25 Surgical Therapy: An Effective Treatment for Dyspareunia Caused by Vestibulodynia (Jacob Bornstein, Doron Zarfati).
26 Vulvar Pain: The Neurologist’s View (Allan S. Gordon).
27 Mast Cells and Their Role in Sexual Pain Disorders (Alessandra Graziottin).
28 Hormonal Factors inWomen’s Sexual Pain Disorders (Irwin Goldstein).
29 Lieomyomas and Adnexal Masses: Are They a Significant Cause of Dyspareunia? (Denniz Zolnoun, Caitlin Shaw).
30 Animal Models of Dyspareunia (Melissa A. Farmer, Yitzchak M. Binik, Jeffrey S. Mogil).
31 Psychological and Relational Aspects of Dyspareunia (Kelly B. Smith, Caroline F. Pukall, St´ephanie C. Boyer).
32 Dyspareunia and Sexual/Physical Abuse (Barbara D. Reed).
33 Sexual Pain and Cancer (Don Dizon, Ann Partridge, Alison Amsterdam, Michael L. Krychman).
34 Postpartum Dyspareunia (Colin MacNeill, Matthew F. Davies, John T. Repke).
35 Vaginismus: Evaluation and Management (Elke D. Reissing).
36 Female Genital Cutting (Crista Johnson).
37 Practical Aspects of Establishing a Sexual Pain Center (Susan Kellogg Spadt, Kristene E. Whitmore).
38 The Power of Patient Advocacy (Phyllis Mate, Christin Veasley).
39 The Future of Vulvodynia Research (David C. Foster).
Dr. Caroline F. Pukall is Assistant Professor of
Psychology at Queen’s University and a leading expert in the
assessment and psychological and alternative treatment options for
Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California at San Diego, is a world leader in female sexual function and dysfunction and founder and secretary of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
over 20 million women in the US alone suffer from dyspareunia -
painful sex. Until recently this has been a silent condition women
have suffered. As expectations of a fulfilling sex life grow, women
are increasingly asking why their experience doesn't match the
includes diagnostic tools to differentiate among different forms
discusses the causes of dyspareunia and alternative, contemporary multi-disciplinary treatments