Find out what Dr. Irwin Goldstein, says women should read if they want to learn about their sexual health? Dr. Irwin Goldstein, MD, has authored more than 325 publications in the field of sexual dysfunction, with 20 consecutive years of funding by the National Institutes of Health in this area.
I generally tell women who want to read that they should be prepared for limited resources. This is not a field that, like breast cancer or AIDS or back pain or migraine, where there is just enormous information and lots of government grants supporting very interesting research projects. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of grants to help women have better orgasms or have more interest or have better lubrication or have less sexual pain; that’s pretty sad but that’s the reality. So I would have expectations of looking for resources to find them somewhat limited.
But having said that, there are some good websites. Certainly our website is pretty decent, sandiegosexualmedicine.com, we have an international society, The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, the acronym is ISSWSH, and it's isswsh.org is a website that is for healthcare providers primarily, but we have international readings and we discuss and advance the field. We have a journal, "The Journal of Sexual Medicine," where many evidence-based scientific publications are out there.
There is a lay textbook When Sex Isn’t Good, that’s another resource, but to be quite frank, it’s not well discussed, especially the biologic issue. There is reasonable number of lay textbooks on the psychological issues.
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