Chapter 28. Hormonal Factors in Women's Sexual Pain Disorders

  1. Andrew T. Goldstein MD1,
  2. Caroline F. Pukall PhD2 and
  3. Irwin Goldstein MD3
  1. Irwin Goldstein

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308136.ch28

Female Sexual Pain Disorders

Female Sexual Pain Disorders

How to Cite

Goldstein, I. (2009) Hormonal Factors in Women's Sexual Pain Disorders, in Female Sexual Pain Disorders (eds A. T. Goldstein, C. F. Pukall and I. Goldstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308136.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  3. 3

    Sexual Medicine, Alvarado Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Sexual Medicine, Alvarado Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183987

Online ISBN: 9781444308136

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Keywords:

  • hormonal factors in women's sexual pain disorders;
  • dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEA-S);
  • clinical measurement of sex steroids;
  • cytosine, adenine, and guanine nucleotides (CAGrepeats);
  • estrogens/progestins - physiology and pathophysiology;
  • provoked vestibulodynia (PVD);
  • sexual pain disorders;
  • atrophic vaginitis (with or without urethral prolapse);
  • sexual pain - common with multifactorial pathophysiologies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical Measurement of Sex Steroids

  • Estrogens/Progestins: Physiology and Pathophysiology

  • Sexual Pain Disorders

  • Conclusion

  • References