Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction

  • Elisabetta Costantini
  • Donata Villari
  • Maria Teresa Filocamo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Donata Villari
    Pages 1-5
  3. Serena Maruccia, Angela Maurizi
    Pages 7-25
  4. Linda Vignozzi
    Pages 27-32
  5. Maria Teresa Filocamo, Nadine Di Donato
    Pages 33-45
  6. Nadine Di Donato, Renato Seracchioli
    Pages 63-77
  7. Montserrat Espuña Pons, Franca Natale, Elisabetta Costantini
    Pages 79-87
  8. Donata Villari
    Pages 95-105
  9. Lucia Alves Silva Lara
    Pages 107-122
  10. Valeria Dubini
    Pages 123-134
  11. Maria Antonella Bertozzi, Valeria Ales
    Pages 145-156
  12. Antonella Giannantoni
    Pages 157-167
  13. Sushma Srikrishna, Linda Cardozo
    Pages 175-188
  14. Merete Kolberg Tennfjord, Marie Ellström Engh, Kari Bø
    Pages 189-204
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 205-209

About this book


​This book discusses all aspects of sexuality in women and in particular explores sexual function and dysfunction in a variety of settings, including the different stages of life and a wide range of major diseases and local conditions. The aim is to refocus attention on the needs and sexual realities of women, providing a fresh point of view that will assist gynecologists, sexual medicine physicians, and urologists in delivery of high-quality care and help women themselves to understand and address sexual problems relating to desire, arousal, orgasm, and sexual pain. Psychological aspects of female sexuality and the impacts of the aging process, pregnancy, and childbirth are carefully examined. Extensive consideration is then given to the effects on sexual function of such conditions as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, neurological disease, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, reproductive disorders, sexual abuse, and drug abuse. Issues of sexual identity and female dysmorphophobias are also considered. The authors are all experts in the field and have a deep understanding of the complexities of female sexuality.  


Arousal Desire Female sexual life Orgasm Sexual Pain Sexual cycle

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabetta Costantini
    • 1
  • Donata Villari
    • 2
  • Maria Teresa Filocamo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.SS Annunziata HospitalSaviglianoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41714-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41716-5
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