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Textbook of Rare Sexual Medicine Conditions

  • Written by international opinion leaders in the field

  • Provides a multidisciplinary approach

  • Includes Biological-Psychological and Social approach to disease diagnosis and treatment

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    • Yacov Reisman, Francesca Tripodi, Lior Lowenstein
    Pages 1-5
  3. The Biopsychosocial Approach in Sexual Medicine Disorders

    • Francesca Tripodi, Yacov Reisman, Lior Lowenstein
    Pages 7-18
  4. Penile Dysmorphic Disorder (PDD)

    • James Yianni, David Veale
    Pages 19-35
  5. Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder/Genitopelvic Dysesthesia

    • Caroline Pukall, Barry Komisaruk, Irwin Goldstein
    Pages 37-49
  6. Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD)

    • Yacov Reisman, James G. Pfaus, Lior Lowenstein
    Pages 51-63
  7. Post-Finasteride Syndrome

    • Mary C. Fierro, Faysal A. Yafi, Yacov Reisman
    Pages 65-79
  8. Orgasmic Anhedonia

    • R. J. Heruti, R. Kamin, J. Bitzer
    Pages 81-96
  9. Headache Associated with Sexual Activity

    • Elena Colonnello, Massimiliano Toscano, Tommaso B. Jannini, Emmanuele A. Jannini
    Pages 97-110
  10. Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)

    • Yacov Reisman, Francesca Tripodi
    Pages 111-124

About this book

This textbook aims to provide the reader with knowledge and skills on rare sexual medicine conditions. The aim is to increase awareness in healthcare providers so they improve their ability to support their patients suffering from debilitating symptoms - characterized by sexual dysfunction, somatic symptoms, and psychological disorders that persist for an extended period.

The available knowledge from the medical literature and clinical experience is summarized, outlining possible pathophysiological mechanisms, and clinical management, including biological-psychological-social contributing factors according to expert opinion, are described.

Written by experts in the field, this publication will be a unique scientific collection of multidisciplinary practical and clear information for urologists, gynaecologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, neurologists, dermatologists, primary health care professionals and psychologists. The didactical approach will be useful for professionals, residents, and students.


  • Sexual Medicine
  • Sexual Disorder
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD)
  • Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
  • Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD)
  • Post Finasteride Syndrome (PFS)
  • Penile Dysmorphic Disorder (PDD)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Flare Health, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

    Yacov Reisman

  • Department of Gynecology, Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel

    Lior Lowenstein

  • Institute of Clinical Sexology, Rome, Italy

    Francesca Tripodi

About the editors

Yacov Reisman MD, PhD, FECSM, ECPS. Urologist, sexologist, lecturer, honorary professor, and currently medical director of Flare-Health institute in Amstelveen, senior lecturer of Clinical Sexology at the postgraduate institute RINO-Amsterdam and co-director of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) School of Sexual Medicine. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience focusing on sexual dysfunctions in males and females. In 1998 received his PhD thesis on diagnostic tools and objective medical decisions. He is the past-president of the ESSM, co-founder and past-president of the multidisciplinary joint committee of sexual medicine of the UEMS, for which he received Silver Decoration of Honour. He is honorary and visiting Professor for urology of the Russian Federal Institute of Urology, Moscow and of the Shanghai Institute of Andrology of the Medical School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is co-editor of several books a.o. Cancer, Intimacy and Sexuality (Springer). Authors of more than 20 book chapters and co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed articles.

Lior Lowenstein, MD, MS, MHA, MBA, FECSM. Associate Professor in Gynecology, division director of Gynecology in Galilee Medical Center. Following completion of residency in Gynecology, Prof. Lowenstein did a year fellowship at Loyola University in Chicago in Urogynecology. During this period Prof Lowenstein acquired experience in advanced surgical techniques, including robotic surgeries and neurostimulation implantation for pelvic pain and bladder dysfunction. Upon returning back to Israel, Prof. Lowenstein joined the Technion school of medicine as a faculty member. He is active in teaching and research in the field of sexual medicine and gynaecology. For the last 6 years Prof. Lowenstein is a member of the educational committee of the ESSM and the scientific committee and currently acting as the treasure of the ESSM. Prof. Lowenstein is involved in the educational activities, including editing the second version of the manual book of sexual medicine. He published more than 180 articles in peer review journals and 14 chapters in different medical books.  He is also serving as a member of executive committee of the Israeli urogynecolgy society.

Francesca Tripodi, PsyD, ECPS. Psychotherapist, clinical sexologist, lecturer and clinical supervisor, working at the Institute of Clinical Sexology in Rome. Her 25-years clinical experience focuses primarily on sexual dysfunction and couple therapy. Since 2013, she is co-director and lecturer at the ESSM School of Sexual Medicine. Co-founder of International Online Sexology Supervisors (IOSS). Current member of the ESSM Educational and Scientific Committees, the European Accreditation of Psycho-sexology (EPSA), the EFS Executive and Educational Committees. Author of more than 100 publications in the field. She is co-editor of the “EFS and ESSM Syllabus of Clinical Sexology (2014) and the “ESSM Manual of Sexual Medicine” (2015).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Textbook of Rare Sexual Medicine Conditions

  • Editors: Yacov Reisman, Lior Lowenstein, Francesca Tripodi

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98262-1Published: 25 May 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98265-2Due: 08 June 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-98263-8Published: 24 May 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 124

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Clinical Medicine, Diseases, Nursing

Buying options

eBook USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-98263-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)