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Logo of mjafiGuide for AuthorsAbout this journalExplore this journalMedical Journal, Armed Forces India
Med J Armed Forces India. 2009 January; 65(1): 93.
Published online 2011 July 21. doi:  10.1016/S0377-1237(09)80074-9
PMCID: PMC4921508

Women's Sexual Health by Gilly Andrews and John Studd.

Reviewed by Y Singh

This book is on very contemporary subject i.e. Women's Sexual Health which has generated a lot of interest over the years. This book deals with women's sexual health, problems of libido, intercourse, young people and sex, contraception, sexual abuse, use of complimentary medicine and much more. The book is divided into three sections. Section one, ‘Women Today’ explores the concept of sexuality and well being with in physical, psychological and social dimensions. It discusses the idea that women's sexuality is not just about sex but is definitely influenced by various factors like, culture, ethnicity, environment, stress, sexual orientation and life style. Section Two ‘Fertility’ examines issues surroundings female fertility. Readers will gain an understanding of the complexities involved, need for integrated approach as well as understanding sexual health during pregnancy, labor and after child birth. Various myths and misconceptions (‘Taboos’) have been explained in detail. Section Three, ‘Women's Health issues’ provide great insight into female health problems. As we know women's general health and their life expectancy have improved dramatically over the last century, yet in spite of these advances women continue to have health problem that are unique to them. This section explains what these disorders are and also outlines many of treatment options that are available.

This book is must not only for medical and paramedical health providers but people from all walks of life. This book is so comprehensive and readable that it should be of great benefit to the public at large.

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