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Research Studies

Dr. Andrew Goldstein, the Director of the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders, was recently interviewed by Dr. Tim Johnson for ABC News' 20/20 on a story about sexual pain. Click on the link above to see the entire segment. 
Click on the link above to see Dr. Andrew Goldstein talk with the women on ABCs The View about the newest medical research regrading the G-Spot.  
Dr. Andrew Goldstein is Medical Director of OurGyn.com, a website devoted to all aspects of women's health. click the link to be directed to this very informative and awarding winning website. Please visit our other websites: HisandHerHealth.com, RedHotMamma.org, BermanSexualHealth.com, and Menopausewise.com


For more than two decades, the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders have been referral centers for the treatment of vulvodynia, sexual pain disorders, dermatologic diseases of the vulva, recurrent vulvovaginal infections, and female sexual dysfunction.  In 2013 we celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington D.C. and the 12th anniversary of our offices in New York City and Annapolis, Maryland.

We are often asked, "Why do I need to come to a specialist for my problem? Isn't my doctor able to treat this?" The unfortunate answer to these questions is that most physicians or nurse practitioners who provide routine gynecologic care have not received adequate training in the diseases of the vulva. In fact, a recent editorial in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology called the vulva the "forgotten pelvic organ." In addition, most health care providers have insufficient training in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual problems including pain during sex and decreased libido. 


Most women believe that vulvar itching, burning, and vaginal discharge can only mean one thing: a yeast infection. But in fact,  more than two dozen diseases can cause the symptoms of  genital itching, burning, irritation, rawness, throbbing, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and pain during sex. The physicians at the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders are specialists in the diagnosis and treatments of these conditions.


The diseases we treat include vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, interstitial cystitis, lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, chronic candidiasis, recurrent bacterial vaginosis, desquamative inflammatory vaginitis, atrophic vestibulitis, pelvic floor dysfunction, human papiloma virus infection (HPV), VIN, herpes, post-herpetic neuralgia, pudendal neuralgia, endometriosis, persistent sexual arousal disorder, and chronic pelvic pain.




The physicians at the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders, Dr. Andrew GoldsteinDr Lara Burrows and our founder Dr. Stanley Marinoff, are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. All of our physicians have been elected as Fellows of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disorders- the preeminent medical society devoted to the treatment of vulvovaginal disorders and sexual pain. In addition, all of our physicians have conducted and published medical research on these diseases. Dr. Marianne Brandon, a clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist, helps our patients overcome the psychological and relationship issues that accompany sexual pain disorders.

 Dr. Goldstein's new book When Sex Hurts is now available! It is contains up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment on more than 20 different causes of sexual and vulvovaginal pain. The proceeds of this book will be donated to the National Vulvodynia Association. www.amazon.com/When-Sex-Hurts-Womans-Banishing/dp/0738213985/ref=sr_1_1

Dr Goldstein's textbook Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management  was released in March 2009. It is the first textbook devoted completely to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that cause pain during intercourse. All proceeds from this textbook will be donated to the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. It can be purchsed through Amazon.com.

Dr. Andrew Goldstein and Dr. Marianne Brandon's book Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys to Finding Your Lost Libido outlines their highly effective holistic approach to treating decreased sexual desire. Inside you'll find an exclusive self-test to assess physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health--the four cornerstones of a healthy sex drive. In addition, there is essential information on how major life events such as pregnancy, menopause, and divorce can affect a woman's sexual health. The updated paperback edition was recently published.  Click here to read an excerpt. Go to Amazon to purchase a copy.

The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders
3 Washington Circle NW, Suite 205
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 887-0568

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