• Guidelines for finding the best possible specialist for your reproductive and sexual health needs, whether you are seeking a gynecologist, genetic counselor, endocrinologist, or midwife
• Includes helpful "what to ask your doctor" checklists and timetables for medical exams and screenings
• An overview of the state of women's health today—from such conditions as amenorrhea to infertility to premature ovarian failure to breast cancer—including the latest research and resources
Deborah Mitchell is a widely published health journalist. She is the author or coauthor of more than three dozen books on health topics, including The Complete Book of Nutritional Healing, A Woman's Guide to Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements, and A Concise Encyclopedia of Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health—all available from St. Martin's Paperbacks.
She-ology describes the state of the vagina at every age and stage of a woman's life. From first periods to postpartum to menopause, from the serious to the celebratory to the surprising, this book will make you feel a part of the vagina dialogue.
Dr. Sherry—leading ob-gyn, educator, and advocate in women's heath—is equal parts your best girlfriend, confidant and skilled practitioner with over 25 years' experience in gynecology and obstetrics. With the help of many famous contributors she answers your questions and concerns such as:
• Where the heck is my G-spot?
• Since the vagina is self-cleaning, do I even need soap?
• Can I get HPV if I don't have actual intercourse?
• Is it too late, at 45, to have an orgasm?
• How can I be depressed after giving birth if I've always wanted a baby?
• Is there such a thing as a perfect vagina?
• I enjoy swinging or S & M, does that make me a pervert?
• What does safe sex even mean?
• What could possibly go wrong down there, and what do I do about it?
Dr. Sherry's goal is that of healthier and happier women through a revolution of vagina information. This book will help you form, mend or strengthen your relationship with that most commanding and complex of female organs—the vagina.
Includes contributions from:
...and many more.
Suppose you had a wise, warm, funny best friend-who just happened to be a gynecologist. You're out with the girls for cocktails and the conversation turns to sex, and then to girly parts. One by one, you start asking her all the questions you've secretly wondered about-and discover that you have a lot in common. If you were to write those questions down, then you'd have What's Up Down There?, a life-changing little book that answers:
- Do old ladies have saggy vaginas?
- How do male gynecologists have a sex life without feeling like they're stuck at the office?
- Is it normal for your inner labia to hang out of your outer labia?
- Can the baby feel its mom having sex during pregnancy?
- How common is it for one's boobs to be two totally different sizes?
And so much more! As outrageously funny as it is empowering, this book reveals how to love yourself and your body-and will have you recommending it to every woman you know. From off-the wall sex questions to serious topics of women's sexual health, What's Up Down There? provides answers to women of all ages and stages.
• The most comprehensive, up-to-date information you need to choose the safest, most effective natural supplements for you and your family
• A-to-Z glossary of all the essential vitamins, herbs, and supplements available—with detailed descriptions, dosages, benefits, and precautions
• Simple daily recommendations for every member of the family: men, women, and children of all ages
• A handy quick-reference guide to common ailments—from acne and bronchitis to migraines and ulcers—featuring simple natural remedies that really work
• The latest medical findings on women's bone health, children's immune systems, the health effects of aging, and other need-to-know subjects
• Plus a Natural Medicine Survival Kit—an all-purpose, easy-to-follow action plan to help you take control of your family's health
· A-to-Z lists of prescription medications, herbal remedies, and natural supplements
· Proven strategies for relieving symptoms—muscle pain, stiff joints, fatigue, sleep problems, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, fibrofog, sexual dysfunction, and more
· Alternative mind/body therapies—acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic, hypnotherapy, light therapy, massage, neurofeedback, and other methods
· Crucial information on dealing with doctors, health insurance, employment issues, disability, getting pregnant, child rearing, weight control, support groups, and much more
· Plus an easy-to-follow program of diet, exercise, and sleep that will help relieve your pain and restore your quality of life
Ian Kerner offers a radical new philosophy for pleasuring women in She Comes First—an essential guidebook to oral sex from the author of Be Honest—You’re Not That Into Him Either. The New York Times praises Kerner’s “cool sense of humor and an obsessive desire to inform,” as he “encourages men through an act that many find mystifying.” An indispensable aid to a healthier, more fulfilling sex life for her and him, She Comes First offers techniques and philosophy that have already earned raves from the likes of bestselling author and Loveline co-host Dr. Drew Pinsky as well as Playgirl magazine, which cheers, “Hallelujah!”
Why is stress different for women than it is for men?
How does stress impact my body, mind, and spirit?
Am I at risk for stress-related health problems?
What are my treatment options?
How can I reduce stress—naturally?
THE WOMEN'S GUIDE TO STRESS RELIEF IN 7 EASY STEPS
A COMPLETE STRESS MANAGEMENT PLAN—Simple, stress-reducing techniques that can help you reduce, manage, and even eliminate stress in your life—and put you on the path toward peace and calm. Includes checklists for self-examination and tips for avoiding triggers.
THE MOST UP-TO-DATE RESEARCH—what medical professionals have learned about stress: the anatomy and natural process of stress; how it affects you and your health; and why you should find new ways to keep it at bay.
STRESS-RELATED HEALTH CARE—how to lower risks to your heart and cardiovascular system, hormones, stomach and digestion, and immune system.
DAY-TO-DAY STRESS-BUSTER TIPS for reducing stress levels at home and at work—from communing with nature, social event-planning, and creative self-expression to breathing therapy, guided imagery, and the most important practice of all: sleep. Dozens of women share their ideas.
PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT OPTIONS—when and where to seek professional assistance, therapy, or medication.