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Healing Painful Sex

Healing Painful Sex

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Millions of women suffer from sexual and pelvic pain in America today, yet it is frequently misdiagnosed or 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 parts: naming the problem, getting a diagnosis, and overcoming pain, Healing 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 misdiagnosis, define medical terms and conditions, and regain sexual joy.
  • First Edition.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. 
  • Deborah Coady, MD, is a Board Certified OB/GYN in private practice at SOHO OB/GYN in NYC. She received her MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and her residency training at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU-Langone Medical Center. Early in her practice, Dr. Coady became concerned by a disturbing problem: the medical community's utter lack of interest and understanding of vulvar and sexual pain disorders. Undaunted, she educated herself and in the process became a recognized specialist in sexual pain. Her professional goal is to help expand care for all women suffering from chronic pelvic pain syndromes, and this led her to write this book.
  • Nancy Fish had suffered from severe pelvic pain and had seen seven specialists before visiting Deborah Coady.  Coady, while having years of experience with women suffering from sexual pain, nonetheless took some time to uncover all of Fish's difficulties.  Fish, like most women suffering from sexual pain, through inadequate treatment had several conditions that had compounded and spread.  A licensed certified social worker specializing in chronic illness, Fish found great hope in Coady's insistence that she never give up on herself. She was inspired to form a partnership with Coady to help those with the chronic illness of sexual pain. 
  • Publisher: ‎ Seal Press (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 400 pages
  • Item Weight: ‎ 1.15 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 1.01 x 9 inches

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