This chapter explores subtle, private aspects of sexual health. In doing so, it will define the lurking sources of disappointment that our patients are likely to feel when they request our assistance. In addition, the examination of sexual health and sexual distress will provide clinicians with some concepts concerning the psychological pathogenesis of many problems.


Sex Importance Sexual health Psychological pathogenesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineBeachwoodUSA
  2. 2.Center for Marital and Sexual HealthBeachwoodUSA

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