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100 Questions & Answers About Women's Sexual Wellness and Vitality: A Practical Guide for the Woman Seeking Sexual Fulfillment

Author(s): Michael L. Krychman, MD, Medical Director of Sexual Medicine, Hoag Hospital, Executive Director, Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Southern California
  • ISBN-13: 9780763754488
  • Paperback    194 pages      © 2010
Price: $19.95 US List
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No woman wants to read this book but many women should, for it is estimated that 43% of all women suffer from some form of sexual complaint. The only text to provide the doctor and patient’s view, 100 Questions and Answers About Women’s Sexual Wellness and Vitality provides authoritative answers to 100 of the most common questions posed by women--and their partners--about sexual problems and health. It offers practical information on how to improve sex and sexual function through lifestyle, medication, and therapy. Written by Dr. Michael L. Krychman, an expert sexual medicine specialist, this book provides you with the information you need to take charge of your sexual health, your overall health, and your relationships.

Part  1  Sensuality, Sexuality, Dysfunction and Assessment
Part  2  Sexuality and Chronic Illness
Part  3  Gynecological Issues and Special Concerns
Part  4  Pearls for Treating Sexual Complaints
Part  5  Sex for One: The Art of Self-Stimulation
Part  6  Sexual Pharmacology
Part  7  Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Sexuality
Part  8  Putting It All Together

Michael L. Krychman, MD-Medical Director of Sexual Medicine, Hoag Hospital, Executive Director, Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Southern California

Michael L. Krychman, MD, FACOG, is the Medical Director of Sexual Medicine at Hoag Hospital, and the Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, both located in Newport Beach, CA. He is presently Associate Clinical Attending at the University of Southern California and the University of California Irvine. He is the former Co-Director of The Sexual Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Krychman holds licenses from 3 states (CA, PA, NY), and is a board certified OB/GYN. He is a clinical sexologist and AASECT-certified sexual counselor, with a Masters in Public Health and Human Sexuality.

Dr. Krychman is on the editorial board for the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Current Sexual Medicine Report, and is an associate editor for Sexuality for The Female Patient. In addition to these two outstanding books, Dr. Krychman is coauthor of 100 Questions & Answers About Cervical Cancer (also published by Jones and Bartlett Publishers), and has written numerous chapters for leading sexual medicine textbooks.

Dr. Krychman’s clinical interests include breast cancer sexuality, the impact of chronic medical diseases like hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease health and its implications on sexual function. He also has a focus on the impact of sexuality and overall quality of life.

  • A must-have handbook to sexual medicine, Dr. Krychman has provided a valuable and encompassing resource for all women and their doctors.

    Laura Berman, LCSW, PhD, author, Real Sex for Real Women.

    In writing this exciting new book, Dr. Krychman has become the “Answer Man” in the field of sexual medicine. He has skillfully navigated through many facets of contemporary sexual medicine, comprehensively reviewing areas as diverse as drug treatments for sexual problems and alternative medical approaches. His clear, explicit approach is rich with information, while his style suggests more that he communicating with a colleague rather than addressing a patient. “100 Questions and Answers…” is a treasure trove of important facts about modern-day sexual health, which is extremely accessible to the reader.

    Leonard R. Derogatis, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for Sexual Medicine at Sheppard Pratt
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    This paper is a timely, important, comprehensive, educational, and empowering body of knowledge condensed into one readable document. Dr Krychman provides important information about sexual anatomy and physiology while encouraging the reader to identify and dispel myths, and does so with impeccable sensitivity to diversity.  It is sufficiently sophisticated to also serve as a resource for health care providers in the area. Dr Krychman takes the reader on a tour of the many medical, psychological, and cultural factors known to influence women’s sexuality.  It is chock-full of online and reading resources, helpful tips, and encouragement, and spans the current and historical literature ranging from basic science to new age complementary therapies. It is informative for the woman with distressing sexual dysfunction and for the woman without sexual complaints who wishes to further improve her state of sexual health.  Readers, regardless of age, menopausal status, health, relationship status, and even gender, will benefit from this excellent collection of answers to 100 common sexual questions.

    Lori A. Brotto, PhD, R Psych
    Assistant Professor
    University of British Columbia
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Sexuality is an essential part of human experience, and remains an area that can be significantly compromised by various disease states, drugs, and other factors. Despite this, the concept of sexual health remains one that is not readily embraced by Western medicine. The field of sexual medicine seeks to change this in order to provide patients and their providers both the foundation and the therapeutic options to address sexual difficulties, all with the aim of enhancing quality of life.  In light of this, Dr. Krychman's book, 100 Questions and Answers for Female Sexual Wellness and Vitality, serves an important role for the continued education of both patients and providers. THis book offers concise and practical information while avoiding med-speak. It is as accesible to women as it is to their partners and their providers. I have no doubt it will serve as an ever important resource of the primary care provider, specialist, and the woman, seeking information and acknowledgment about sexual health.

     Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP
    Assistant Professor, 
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Care
    Co-Director, Center for Sexuality, Intimacy, and Fertility
    Program in Women's Oncology
    Women and Infants' Hospital
    Providence, Rhode Island


    "Among the extensive selection of books about female sexual health available today, this is by far the most humanly written, understandable, and comprehensive. Dr Krychman enlightens his readers by discussing current sexuality research and delights his readers with his honest, sensitive and practical approach to making sexual relationships work. My patients will love this book--- I can't recommend it too highly!"

     Dr. Susan Kellogg-Spadt
    Medical Sexologist
    Co-Director: The Pelvic & Sexual Health Institute of Philadelphia