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The V book : a doctor's guide to complete vulvovaginal health

by Stewart, Elizabeth Gunther.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 618.15 S
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  618.15 S
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...
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With Spencer's help in the writing, gynecologist Stewart's practical guide to the "V area" first describes the historical development of knowledge about the vulvovaginal area and, aided by occasionally striking illustrations, considers its anatomy and physiology at length. Stewart explains routine care and hygiene as well as changes to expect with aging. She urges women to "loosen up" in terms of clothing and psychology, and she stresses how important precise language is to a woman's knowledge of V-area health and to meaningful communication with doctors. She either clarifies or explodes some myths, gives substantial consideration to sex matters, and explores minor as well as major symptoms of trouble in the area. Her discussion of cancer and precancer conditions is realistic, and her advice for selecting and communicating well with a gynecologist is painstaking. The medical references she includes are meant to open and inform both physicians' and patients' minds. --William Beatty"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Vagina.
Vagina -- Diseases.
Vagina -- Care and hygiene.
Generative organs, Female -- Examination.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Publisher New York :Bantam Books,2002
Contributors Spencer, Paula.
Language English
Description xxiv, 455 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0553381148
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