The Complete A to Z for Your V: A Women's Guide to Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Vagina--Health, Pleasure, Hormones, and More

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Fair Winds Press, Jun 1, 2017 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages

The Complete A to Z for Your V provides women and girls with what they need to know about their personal health without shame or judgement.

Whether you are researching a specific issue or just want a go-to reference for yourself, your daughter, your niece, or your partner, this book offers it all in a friendly, illustrated format from an expert in the field of women's health. The Complete A to Z for Your V covers every topic the author, a well-respected OB/GYN with over 20 years of experience in practice, has been asked about in her career. This is the doctor's guide for the laywoman, and it pulls no punches when talking about: sex, shaving, what's "normal," vibrators, STDs, and beyond.

The friendly and funny tone, along with easy-to-understand illustrations, make subjects that normally make people squirm easy and enjoyable to read about. The author's focus is to make women feel comfortable and empowered in their bodies, which makes this book stand out from the dryer medical guides.

Women's health is a topic that is now more out in the open for discussion than ever before, and The Complete A to Z for Your V makes finding the answers easy and asking the questions even easier.

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Introduction
9
How Much Do You Know About Your V?
18
A I s for the ASpot
24
B Is for Baby Oooh Baby Baby
31
C Is for Cervix
40
D Is for Diaphragm
46
E Is for Eggs
55
O Is for Orgasms
115
P Is for Personal Hygiene
120
Q Is for Quandaries
125
R Is for Rectum
129
S Is for Sexually Transmitted InfectionsSTDs
136
T Is for Toys
143
U Is for Urinary Tract
150
V Is for VaVaVoom
157

F Is for Fungus
60
G Is for Gyno
65
H Is for Hormones during Menopause
73
I Is for Intercourse Issues
84
J Is for Just Not True
89
K Is for Killer Exercises
94
L Is for Labioplasty
98
M Is for Menstruation Moods and Misery
103
N Is for Nutrition
110
W Is for Waxing
161
X Is for XRated
166
Y Is for Yikes And Yes For Your Skin
170
Z Is for Zen
177
Glossary
184
Index
188
About the Authors
192
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About the author (2017)

Alyssa Dweck, MS, MD, FACOG, is a full-time practicing OB/GYN at the Mount Kisco Medical Group in Westchester County, New York. She provides care to women of all ages and has delivered thousands of babies. A graduate of Barnard College, she has a master's degree in human nutrition from Columbia University and a medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, now named Drexel University. Dr. Dweck trained at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, where she was Chief Resident in 1994. Dr. Dweck is on the Health Advisory Board of Family Circle magazine and contributed regularly to YM magazine, in a series called "Paging Dr. Dweck." She writes prolifically, contributing to Cosmopolitan, SHAPE, Family Circle, Health, Women's Health and Girl's Life in print in addition to online sites including MORE.com, Foxnews.com, WomensHealthOnline.com, EverydayHealth.com, Parents.com, SheKnows.com, Shape.com, and PhillyNews.com. She was a research assistant for Dr. Joyce Brothers. Dr. Dweck is an accomplished triathlete who also enjoys sports cars in her "spare" time. She lives in Chappaqua, New York, with her husband, their two sons, and their English bull dog. Visit her at drdweck.com.

Robin Westen is an expert sex advice columnist and journalist, with more than 20 years of experience writing for magazines such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Self, Good Housekeeping, and more. She specializes in health, relationships, sex issues, and parenting. Westen has authored several books and was an Emmy-Award winning writer for ABC's womenĘs health-oriented show FYI and for One Life to Live. She is also a sex advice columnist (Sex Rx) for WomanĘs Own magazine. Westen lives in Brooklyn and spends her summers in Vermont with her family and friends.

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