The Patty Brisben Foundation has compiled the following resources for your continued reading on the subject of women’s sexual health.

Organizations |  Online Resources |  Books 


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women.

National Vulvodynia Association
The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by vulvodynia, a spectrum of chronic vulvar pain disorders.

North American Menopause Society
The North American Menopause Society is the leading nonprofit scientific organization devoted to promoting women’s health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause.|

American Cancer Society
Provides links to basic information about cancer, research, and how to take action in the fight against cancer.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs regarding the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

American Breast Cancer Foundation
The American Breast Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a fighting chance to every person threatened by breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs.

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists is a nonprofit organization that promotes understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior.

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction
The mission of the Kinsey Institute is to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction.

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Online Resources

Female Sexual Dysfunction Online
Provides clinicians and researchers with factual, accurate, and balanced educational materials regarding female sexual dysfunction.

National Women’s Health Network
Seeks to improve the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues and aspires to a healthcare system that is guided by social justice to reflect the needs of diverse women.

MedlinePlus: Menopause
Directs women to information that helps answer health questions about drugs and other issues related to menopause.

National Women’s Health Resource Center
A leading independent health information source for women.

The Center for Intimacy after Cancer Therapy
Helps survivors of cancer address and resolve intimacy issues that arise after therapy in an effort to improve their quality of life.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and community to those touched by breast cancer.

The Breast Site
Gives individuals information on a wide variety of areas related to breast health.
Contains resources and information for parents and mothers.
Educates, empowers, and connects parents and people trying to become parents.

Healthline: Menopause
Provides a comprehensive overview of menopause as a critical starting point for women and their loved ones.

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Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century
The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective

The V Book: A Doctor’s Complete Guide to Vulvovaginal Health
Elizabeth G. Stewart and Paula Spencer

Menopause: A Time of Courage, Management and Fulfillment of Dreams
Marcia Greenleaf, Ph.D.

The Challenge of Menopause: Denial vs. Constructive Coping
Harriet N. Mischel, Ph.D.

Sexuality & Cancer: For the Man Who Has Cancer and His Partner
Leslie R. Schover

Sexuality & Cancer: For the Woman Who Has Cancer and Her Partner
Leslie R. Schover

Breast Fitness: An Optimal Exercise and Health Plan for Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., Julie Gralow, M.D., and Lisa Talbott

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book
Susan M. Love

Human Sexuality
Bryan Strong, Chrstine DeVault, Barbara Sayad, and William Yarber

Women: An Intimate Geography
Natalie Angier

Is There Really Sex After Kids?
Jill Savage

Sex and Intimacy After Childbirth
Martien Snellen

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