SEXUAL ANATOMY 101 is an educational resource that explores female and male internal and external anatomy, while also comparing the similarities between the clitoral complex and the penis.
NEW! VULVOVAGINAL PAIN LOG
VULVOVAGINAL PAIN LOG tracks symptoms, triggers, and relief, while providing an effective communication tool for patients and providers. The second page of the resource tracks vulvovaginal pain and the menstrual cycle over a month long period, for a more comprehensive understanding of the patient’s pain.
GUIDE TO SEXUAL HEALTH PROVIDERS
GUIDE TO SEXUAL HEALTH PROVIDERS is the newest resource to help educate people about the most common providers that diagnose and treat sexual health concerns. This tri-fold brochure is a downloadable resource that can be reproduced and distributed.
HOW TO BUILD A POSITIVE SEXUAL HEALTH TEAM
HOW TO BUILD A POSITIVE SEXUAL HEALTH TEAM is the newest resource to empower women to take charge of their sexual health, providing specific questions to consider concerning current and potential health care providers. This tri-fold brochure is a downloadable resource that can be reproduced and distributed.
#LETSDISCUSS PATIENT POCKET CARDS
Our #LetsDiscuss pocket cards are the latest resource to empower and encourage women to discuss their sexual health concerns with healthcare providers. Downloadable and shareable, there is a patient pocket card each of the six focus areas of the Foundation.
FACTS AND RESOURCES
At the Patty Brisben Foundation, we are continuously working hard to increase medical knowledge and expertise for women’s sexual health issues. Included here is a collection of facts and resources available to help you begin to understand the issues women face in regards to sexual health and wellness.
CONNECT TO RESOURCES
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.
American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Pelvic Health
A community of physical therapy professionals changing the conversation and perception about pelvic and abdominal health issues worldwide.
Directory of practitioners: https://ptl.womenshealthapta.org
Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Provides continuing education courses for medical professionals seeking to improve their practice skills for the treatment of pelvic floor/girdle dysfunction and numerous other conditions affecting patients’ lives.
Directory of practitioners: https://hermanwallace.com/list-of-certified-pelvic-rehabilitation-practitioners
As a service to women everywhere, the Medical Board of Directors is available to address non-urgent medical concerns you may have related to sexual health. While not a replacement for medical care, this service aims to point women in the right direction. We strive to answer all questions within a week. To submit a question, please click here to contact us.
Please note that this service is not meant to provide primary medical advice concerning specific medical care or treatment of any condition. Please consult your healthcare provider regarding your particular medical needs. Other professionals may be consulted from time to time in order to answer certain questions.