Sexually Speaking: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Sexual Health

Sexually Speaking: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Sexual Health

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By (author) Ruth K. Westheimer, By (author) Amos Grunebaum, By (author) Pierre A. Lehu

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 229mm x 23mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470643358
  • ISBN 13: 9780470643358
  • Sales rank: 781,325

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The ultimate women's guide to sexual health--new from Dr. RuthIn this down-to-earth guide, celebrated sex expert and bestselling author Dr. Ruth Westheimer teams up with prominent gynecologist at Cornell and New York Presbyterian Medical Centers, Dr. Amos Grunebaum, to address the most pressing health issues women face today. Written in Dr. Ruth's refreshingly candid and lively style, it gives you everything you need to take charge of your health--from finding a gynecologist to having a happy sex life to planning or avoiding a pregnancy. With practical advice and information for every age and stage of a woman's life, "Sexually Speaking" is an invaluable reference you will turn to again and again.Covers everything you've ever wanted to know about women's health--from celebrated sex expert and therapist Dr. Ruth and top gynecologist Dr. AmosAddresses questions related to sexuality, hormones, STDs, pregnancy, menopause, fibroids, ovarian cancer, and other women's health concerns Helps you overcome embarrassment and other common obstacles to understanding and safeguarding your personal health Combines Dr. Ruth's straightforward, reassuring approach to some of the more challenging and uncomfortable concerns related to women's health and the expertise of Dr. Amos, who has seen it all--from routine exams to high risk births

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a beloved global celebrity--she has been the most visible sex therapist in the world for more than thirty years. Dr. Ruth has taught at Yale, Princeton, and NYU. She is a bestselling author whose wisdom and wit have been showcased on radio and television and in more than thirty-five books, including "Sex For Dummies" and "Dr. Ruth's Top 10 Secrets for Great Sex."Dr. Amos Grunebaum is one of New York's leading obstetricians and gynecologists. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ob/Gyn at the Weill Cornell Medical College as well as the Director of Obstetrics and the Chief of Labor & Delivery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.Pierre Lehu is a writer and publicist who has been working with Dr. Ruth for three decades.

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The Ultimate Women's Guide to Sexual Health"Dr. Ruth writes the way she talks--enthusiastically, nonjudgmentally, and informatively." --"Booklist""[Dr. Ruth's] manner is down-to-earth and reassuring . . . . She tries to make people feel better, value themselves, and trust their instincts." --"Ladies' Home Journal"Celebrated sex expert and therapist Dr. Ruth and top gynecologist Dr. Amos Grunebaum join forces to cover everything you've ever wanted to know about women's sexual health, from finding a gynecologist to planning or avoiding a pregnancy to having a happy sex life at any age. You will discover: How to have a satisfying, healthy sex life at any age--including the Top Ten Ways Your Gynecologist Can Help Your Sex LifeA complete road map to your sexual anatomy, menstrual cycle, and hormonesWhat every woman should know about STDs, fibroids, and vaginal and other cancersImportant advice on how to communicate with your gynecologist and make the most of your office visitsHow to plan or avoid pregnancy, how to stay healthy during pregnancy, and essential information about perimenopause and menopauseAdvice about enhancing your sexual pleasure

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If you want to have a happy and healthy sex life, having a good understanding of your own body and making the most of your visits to your doctor's office are vitally important. Celebrated sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer teams up with prominent gynecologist Dr. Amos Grunebaum in this comprehensive and accessible guide to women's sexual health. Combining the latest medical information from Dr. Amos with Dr. Ruth's reassuring and refreshingly candid style, this book gives you everything you need to take charge of your health. You'll learn all you ever wanted to know about your vagina and reproductive organs as well as your menstrual cycle. You'll find clear discussions of issues related to every stage of a woman's life, from planning or avoiding pregnancy to perimenopause and menopause. You'll learn what can go wrong--including sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, endometriosis, and other conditions--and what to do about it. And you'll discover simple ways to spice up your sex life and enhance your sexual pleasure with your partner.For many women, visits to the gynecologist can cause anxiety or embarrassment, so Dr. Ruth and Dr. Amos relieve the worry by explaining every step of a routine pelvic examination and Pap test. They show you how to partner with your doctor by being an active participant in your health care and treatment. You'll find out how to talk to your gynecologist, how to prepare for your appointment, and what questions to ask about what concerns you, whether it's about a puzzling symptom, diagnosis, or sexual matter. Throughout the book, stories from Dr. Amos's practice clearly show how you can safeguard and improve your health and your sex life by knowing about your body and communicating with your doctor effectively.No matter what your age or living situation, Sexually Speaking is an invaluable, practical reference you will turn to for wise guidance.

Table of contents

Preface vii Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 1 How to Have a Happy, Healthy Sex Life 5 2 Everything You Wanted to Know about Your Vagina but Were Too Afraid to Ask 19 3 All about Your Monthly Cycle 33 4 Getting the Most Out of Your Visit to the Gynecologist 43 5 What Can Go Wrong 81 6 Avoiding Pregnancy 127 7 Planning for Pregnancy 141 8 A Healthy Pregnancy 165 9 Perimenopause and Menopause 183 10 Enjoy Your Body at Any Age 199 Afterword 215 Appendix: Sexually Speaking Illustrations 217 Index 221