Healing Painful Sex:
A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain
By Deborah Coady, MD and Nancy Fish, MSW, MPH

To contact Dr. Coady and her partner Dena Harris, MD at SoHo Ob-Gyn 
in regard to medical care for sexual, vulvar, and pelvic pain:
drcoady@sohoobgyn.com
, drharris@sohoobgyn.com
430 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
212-941-0011

To Contact Nancy Fish: nancyfishlcsw.com, contact here



Healing Painful Sex is the only book on the market that provides 

a comprehensive deep insight into the medical and psychological 

treatment of women suffering from sexual pain conditions. Both 

Deborah Coady, MD’s medical expertise and Nancy Fish’s MSW, MPH, 

personal experience with sexual pain and her extensive professional 

experience as a psychotherapist provide readers with an all-inclusive 

understanding of the medical causes of these complex conditions as 

well as multi-dimensional medical and psychological treatments. The 

book includes numerous patient vignettes based on women suffering 

from sexual pain and interviews with healthcare professionals treating 

women with sexual pain.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: You Are Not Alone


Part 1- Naming The Problem

Talking About Sexual Pain
Doctors Who Get It Wrong
Helping Your Doctor Get It Right
Beginning Your Healing


Part 2- Understanding The Problem

Figuring Out What You Have
Skin and Vaginal Pain
Clitoral Pain
Pain at the Vaginal Opening
Nerve Pain
Pelvic Floor Pain
Pain Resulting from Orthopedic Causes
Pelvic Organ Pain and Endometriosis
Hormonal and Other Causes of Painful Sex


Part 3- Overcoming The Problem

Regaining Sexual Joy
Healing Your Relationships
Moving Forward


Resources

About The Authors

Acknowledgments

Index
Table of Contents


Introduction: You Are Not Alone


Part 1- Naming The Problem

Talking About Sexual Pain
Doctors Who Get It Wrong
Helping Your Doctor Get It Right
Beginning Your Healing


Part 2- Understanding The Problem

Figuring Out What You Have
Skin and Vaginal Pain
Clitoral Pain
Pain at the Vaginal Opening
Nerve Pain
Pelvic Floor Pain
Pain Resulting from Orthopedic Causes
Pelvic Organ Pain and Endometriosis
Hormonal and Other Causes of Painful Sex


Part 3- Overcoming The Problem

Regaining Sexual Joy
Healing Your Relationships
Moving Forward


Resources

About The Authors

Acknowledgments

Index
Table of Contents


Introduction: You Are Not Alone


Part 1- Naming The Problem

Talking About Sexual Pain
Doctors Who Get It Wrong
Helping Your Doctor Get It Right
Beginning Your Healing


Part 2- Understanding The Problem

Figuring Out What You Have
Skin and Vaginal Pain
Clitoral Pain
Pain at the Vaginal Opening
Nerve Pain
Pelvic Floor Pain
Pain Resulting from Orthopedic Causes
Pelvic Organ Pain and Endometriosis
Hormonal and Other Causes of Painful Sex


Part 3- Overcoming The Problem

Regaining Sexual Joy
Healing Your Relationships
Moving Forward


Resources

About The Authors

Acknowledgments

Index
Table of Contents


Introduction: You Are Not Alone


Part 1- Naming The Problem

Talking About Sexual Pain
Doctors Who Get It Wrong
Helping Your Doctor Get It Right
Beginning Your Healing


Part 2- Understanding The Problem

Figuring Out What You Have
Skin and Vaginal Pain
Clitoral Pain
Pain at the Vaginal Opening
Nerve Pain
Pelvic Floor Pain
Pain Resulting from Orthopedic Causes
Pelvic Organ Pain and Endometriosis
Hormonal and Other Causes of Painful Sex


Part 3- Overcoming The Problem

Regaining Sexual Joy
Healing Your Relationships
Moving Forward


Resources

About The Authors

Acknowledgments

Index
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