Your Sexual Health: A Guide to Understanding, Loving and Caring for Your Body

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Ramos, Monica
By (author): White, Kate
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Sexuality
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Sexuality
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health
Publisher: Mayo Clinic Press
Published: May 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 7.00in x 4.87in x 0.34in
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From The Publisher*Get bite-sized sex health tips from the gyno who's seen it all. Dr. Kate (White, M.D., M.P.H., OB-GYN) gives front-line advice on gyno health, period health, sex health, and reproductive health, dispelling old-wives' tales and offering fresh research, with topic titles such as "your vagina should smell (and taste) like a vagina;" "treat your vulva like the Hope Diamond;" "we don't care if you've shaved;" "a partner who doesn't have a clitoris may not know where yours is;" "if you have eggs and your partner has sperm, think about contraception;" and "there's no wrong or unnatural way to deliver a baby."
 


Dr. Kate fills in the gaps left by modern sex education in an accessible and prescriptive way. Your Sexual Health provides answers to your burning questions about your reproductive health (and yes-even questions about vaginal burning!) and tells you things you may have never even thought to ask. 

As one of the country's leading gynecologists, vice chair of academics, director of the Fellowship in Complex Family Planning at Boston Medical Center, and associate professor of OB-GYN at the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Kate White arms readers with questions to ask of their own "doctor downstairs." Addressing topics like taking care of your vaginal health, regulating your menstrual cycle, eliminating painful periods, choosing the right birth control, and achieving orgasms, you'll understand your body in a new way through 69 easy-to-digest sections. And while many books about women's health care focus on the experiences of heterosexual women, Dr. Kate provides a friendly, inclusive guide for all readers with female parts, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. 

Throughout Your Sexual Health, you'll learn how to:
• Understand how your body is normal - and notice when it's not.
• Have periods that don't ruin your life - or your clothes.
• Get in touch with your body and your partner for the best sex of your life.
• Protect your body from STDs and STIs.
• Learn the often-normal causes for occasionally abnormal pap smears.
• Discover the right contraception for your body.

Your Sexual Health is the perfect high school graduation gift or college graduation gift. It's filled with trustworthy and approachable information, making it your board-certified bedside confidante until you can see your gyno. 

 
Biographical NoteKate White, M.D., M.P.H., OB-GYN, is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Boston University School of Medicine and the vice chair of academics in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and of the Society of Family Planning, and a member of the American Public Health Association. A board-certified OB-GYN, Dr. Kate has been caring for patients for more than 20 years, teaching them about their sexual and reproductive health and helping them navigate periods, family planning, childbirth, pregnancy loss, and every other stage leading up to menopause. She currently runs the BEACON family planning research unit, where she leads cutting-edge research studies into developing new birth control methods and discovering how doctors can better provide health care for all women. In addition to serving as a member of the Women's Health magazine advisory board, she frequently lectures regionally and nationally on topics related to reproductive health. Dr. Kate lives outside of Boston with her husband and their three children.

Monica Ramos is an artist, illustrator and gardener. Her practice explores themes of femininity, sexuality, mental health and connection to the natural world through works on paper with watercolors, as well as ceramics, publications and small objects.
Her commissioned work, spanning book covers, adverts, editorials and branding has led her to collaborate with The New York Times, Google, Chronicle Books, Penguin Random House, Quill, the Asian American Literary Review, Hermes, Lucky Peach, Rookie, The Fader, and Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazine. She has participated in group exhibitions locally and internationally such as A Body Awaits at the Cooler Gallery, NYC, Melted City 4 at Blanc Gallery, Quezon City and CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality, at the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building, Washington. In 2019, she had a solo exhibition of a new body of large-scale works titled "Tenderness" at 865 G Galley in Mandaue, Cebu City. She lived and worked in New York City / Lenapehoking for over a decade and recently moved back home to Manila.