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Title Female sexual function and dysfunction / Elisabeth Costantini, Donata Villari, Maria Teresa Filocamo, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]


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Contents Foreword; Contents; 1: Sociocultural Considerations; References; 2: Anatomical and Physiological Description of Women's Sexuality; 2.1 The Anatomy of the Organs ; 2.1.1 Clitoris; 2.1.2 Vagina; 2.1.3 The Urogenital Triangle and Pelvic Floor Muscles; 2.1.4 Cervix; 2.1.5 Arterial Supply; 2.2 Anatomy of the Distal Vagina; 2.2.1 Vaginal Introitus; 2.2.2 Hymen; 2.2.3 Mons Pubis and Suspensory Ligaments; 2.2.4 Bulbs of the Vestibule; 2.2.5 Vestibule and the Root of the Clitoris; 2.2.6 Vestibular Glands; 2.2.7 Labia Minora; 2.2.8 Labia Majora; 2.2.9 Vascular Supply to Vulva
2.3 Stimulation of the Female Sexual Act: Biological Principles of Sexual Behavior2.4 Female Erection and Lubrification; 2.5 Female Orgasm; References; 3: Female Sexuality: A State of Mind; References; 4: Evaluation Systems of Female Sexual Function; 4.1 Female Sexual Dysfunction: Revised Classification of Sexual Dysfunction (DSM-V); 4.2 Assessing of Women with Sexual Disorders; 4.3 Instrument for the Assessment of Sexual Function; References; 5: Becoming a Woman: When and Why Gender Dysphoria May Challenge the Basic Steps of Women's Sexual Identity; 5.1 Introduction
5.2 The Challenge of Women's Sexuality5.3 The Body's Secrets and Gender Issues; 5.4 The Endocrine Priming of the Brain and Body; 5.4.1 Becoming a Girl; 5.4.2 Becoming a Boy; 5.5 "I Want to Wear Trousers"; 5.5.1 In Flight from Femininity: The Defensive Motivation; 5.5.2 The Expressive Motivation; 5.6 Emotions, Neurovegetative Pathways, Motor and Hormonal Correlates; 5.7 Time: The Advantages of a "Pubertal Delay"; 5.8 Practical Tips for the Clinician Dealing with Gender Disorders; 5.9 Relational Factors in Prepubertal Girls with GD
5.10 Professional Issues in Prepubertal Girls with GD5.11 Which Is the Optimal Age for the Surgical Decision: Legal Aspects; 5.12 Surgical Aspects of Delaying Puberty in Severe GD; 5.13 The Challenge of Caring About Gender Issues; References; 6: Endometriosis and Sexuality; 6.1 Endometriosis and Related Symptoms; 6.2 Endometriosis: Types and Sexual Function; 6.3 Endometriosis and Psychological Impact on Relationship; 6.4 Clinical and Demographic Factors and Sexual Function; 6.5 Medical Management of Endometriosis and Sexuality; 6.6 Surgical Management of Endometriosis and Sexuality
Summary This book discusses all aspects of sexuality in women and in particular explores sexual function and dysfunction in a variety of settings, including the different stages of life and a wide range of major diseases and local conditions. The aim is to refocus attention on the needs and sexual realities of women, providing a fresh point of view that will assist gynecologists, sexual medicine physicians, and urologists in delivery of high-quality care and help women themselves to understand and address sexual problems relating to desire, arousal, orgasm, and sexual pain. Psychological aspects of female sexuality and the impacts of the aging process, pregnancy, and childbirth are carefully examined. Extensive consideration is then given to the effects on sexual function of such conditions as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, neurological disease, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, reproductive disorders, sexual abuse, and drug abuse. Issues of sexual identity and female dysmorphophobias are also considered. The authors are all experts in the field and have a deep understanding of the complexities of female sexuality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 26, 2017)
Subject Sexual desire disorders.
Sexual disorders.
Psychosexual disorders.
Frigidity (Psychology)
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Frigidity (Psychology)
Psychosexual disorders.
Sexual desire disorders.
Sexual disorders.
Form Electronic book
Author Costantini, Elisabetta, editor
Villari, Donata, editor
Filocamo, Maria Teresa, editor
ISBN 9783319417165