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The V Book: A Doctor's Guide to Complete Vulvovaginal Health

The V Book: A Doctor's Guide to Complete Vulvovaginal Health

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By (author) Elizabeth Stewart, By (author) Paula Spencer

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 23mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0553381148
  • ISBN 13: 9780553381146
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: APPROX. 50 ILLUS/PHOTO/DIAGRAM
  • Sales rank: 170,550

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The Groundbreaking Guide Every Woman Needs With The V Book, women will learn everything they need to know about the basics of vulvovaginal--or "V"-health, an essential yet often overlooked area of women's health. Dr. Elizabeth G. Stewart, the nation's foremost expert in vulvovaginal care and sexual-pain disorders, answers the questions about the all too common "V" ailments that women are embarrassed to discuss even with their doctors. Drawing upon the latest medical research and two decades of experience treating thousands of women in her specialized gynecological practice, Dr. Stewart has compiled a wealth of information and advice. This comprehensive and authoritative guide for women of all ages includes: - How your vulvovaginal concerns change throughout the life cycle, from your teens through menopause and beyond - How to pick a good gynecologist, and how to ask the right questions - Dos and don'ts of V hygiene--and why sometimes less is better - The safest use of tampons, pads, and pantiliners - How to handle common symptoms, such as redness, itching, dryness, and discharge - Which medical tests you should insist upon from your doctor - Tips for safe and pleasurable sex, and what to do when sexual intercourse is painful - The latest research on vulvodynia, the vaginal pain syndrome that won't go away - Diagnosing and treating yeast infections, allergies, and other ailments - What to do if your doctor detects cancer or precancer cells And much, much more...

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Elizabeth Gunther Stewart, M.D., FACOG, a Boston-based gynecologist, is director of the Stewart-Forbes Vulvovaginal Specialty Service at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Stewart is also Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and a member of Brigham and Women's Hospital staff. She speaks extensively about vulvovaginal disease to medical professionals. Her perspectives as a full-time vulvovaginal practitioner, a researcher, and a teacher shape her prominence as one of the leading voices advocating the emerging importance of her specialty. This book is an extension of her lectures, her clinical experience with patients, and patient-education materials she has prepared for them. Paula Spencer is a freelance writer whose eight books include The V Book and"Momfidence!: An Oreo Never Killed Anybody"and"Other Secrets of Happier Parenting." Author of the "Momfidence!" column in "Woman's Day," she is also a contributing editor to "Parenting" and "Baby Talk." She lives with her husband and four children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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"What a fabulous book! Every woman needs to know the clear and empowering information in The V Book."--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause "The very book that we needed to shed light on the final unmentionables in women's health! The V Book dispels myths and misunderstandings in a friendly and accessible way and puts vital information in the hands of women who need it."--Susan M. Love, M.D., author of "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book" and "Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book ""Dr. Stewart is the right clinician to help advance our understanding of the health and problems of the vulva and vagina. I highly recommend The V Book for all women and all clinicians who care for women."--Robert L. Barbieri, M.D., Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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The Groundbreaking Guide Every Woman Needs With The V Book, women will learn everything they need to know about the basics of vulvovaginal--or "V"--health, an essential yet often overlooked area of women's health. Dr. Elizabeth G. Stewart, the nation's foremost expert in vulvovaginal care and sexual-pain disorders, answers the questions about the all too common "V" ailments that women are embarrassed to discuss even with their doctors. Drawing upon the latest medical research and two decades of experience treating thousands of women in her specialized gynecological practice, Dr. Stewart has compiled a wealth of information and advice. This comprehensive and authoritative guide for women of all ages includes: - How your vulvovaginal concerns change throughout the life cycle, from your teens through menopause and beyond - How to pick a good gynecologist, and how to ask the right questions - Dos and don'ts of V hygiene--and why sometimes less is better - The safest use of tampons, pads, and pantiliners - How to handle common symptoms, such as redness, itching, dryness, and discharge - Which medical tests you should insist upon from your doctor - Tips for safe and pleasurable sex, and what to do when sexual intercourse is painful - The latest research on vulvodynia, the vaginal pain syndrome that won't go away - Diagnosing and treating yeast infections, allergies, and other ailments - What to do if your doctor detects cancer or precancer cells And much, much more...