This resource offers information on everything vulva- and vagina-related. You’ll find in-depth anatomy pictures and descriptions, how the vulva and vagina may change over a woman’s lifetime, ways to keep the vulva and vagina healthy and in balance, what do do when problems occur, and a resource section for further reading and support. This book is a great choice for any woman seeking a very detailed reference to help her understand her vulvovaginal health and to be her aid in determining what to do when things go wrong. We have heard from many women that this book has been very useful when they have experienced vulvar pain, skin problems, and vulvar or vaginal concerns by providing more understanding and helping them to advocate for themselves when seeking diagnosis and relief from health care providers.
The book was written before the strong concerns about Hormone Replacement Therapy were known, so you may wish to be more cautious about the author’s recommendations regarding hormones.
This book is most useful for any woman who struggles with vulvar or vaginal pain, chronic itching, chronic bladder infections, and other challenges that make her uncomfortable and affect her sexual health and satisfaction. It is invaluable as a resource when doing vulvovaginal problem-solving.
Paperback. by Elizabeth G. Stewart, M.D. and Paula Spencer. 2002. 455 pages