ASHA offers high-quality patient education materials on a wide range of sexually transmitted infections(STIs). We are recognized by the public, patients, and providers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about sexually transmitted infections.
Public and college health clinics across the United States order ASHA’s educational pamphlets and books to give to clients and students. Community-based organizations depend on ASHA, too, to help communicate about risk, transmission, prevention, testing, and treatment.
Books and Booklets
Creating a Sexually Healthy Nation
Published in honor of ASHA’s 100th year, this new hardcover volume of essays looks at the advances we’ve made in improving sexual health in the past century, as well as what still needs to be done to create a truly sexually healthy nation. Topics include:
- Sexual health and popular culture
- The evolution of sex ed
- Religion and sexual health
- Sex and sexuality as we age
Visit ASHA’s online store to download and view the complete table of contents and list of contributors, including Robert Fulliove (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health), Debby Herbenick (sexual health educator for The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction), H. Hunter Handsfield (Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD), Monica Rodrigez (President and CEO of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, or SIECUS) and many more.
Pleasure: A Woman’s Guide to Getting the Sex You Want, Need and Deserve
Written in the tone of a supportive and savvy friend who just happens to be a top sex expert, and featuring fifty revealing illustrations, Pleasure explores:
- Redefining pleasure: why the quest for female orgasms is overhyped–and how to relax and tuly enjoy sex.
- Discovering the female body’s pleasure zones
- Communicating with a partner about what feels good (and what doesn’t)
- Exercising and eating to improve your sex life
- Sex positions 101 . . . and 201
- A lifetime of pleasure: sex after pregnancy, after fifty, and more.
Author Hilda Hutcherson, MD, is s a co-director of the New York Center for Women’s Sexual Health at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Associate Dean for Diversity and Minority Affairs at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Hutcherson has practiced gynecology for more than twenty years and has been featured in print and electronic media including Cosmopolitan, Ebony, Fitness, and Health among others. She is a regular contributor to Essence magazine.
Managing Herpes: Living & Loving with HSV
Charles Ebel and Anna Wald, MD, MPH
Managing Herpes is an essential resource for anyone dealing with genital herpes. This well researched and recently updated edition provides a balanced, reassuring perspective on the medical and emotional issues surrounding genital herpes. The nineteen chapter volume covers treatment options, transmission, pregnancy, telling your partner, impact on sexuality, longterm relationships, vaccine research, and much more. The latest edition of Managing Herpes is available from ASHA as a digital download for only $7.95.
What readers have to say about Managing Herpes
“When a person is newly diagnosed, they can become overwhelmed with misleading information. Managing Herpes provides a clear overview of the herpes virus, the risks, the treatment options and preventative measures. If you are looking for a resource that explains herpes, this is it!”
—Edward W. Hook, III, MD
Many, if not most, people remain in the dark about the actual workings of the vagina and vulva. The primary purpose of Read My Lips is to educate women and men about the vulva and vagina in a manner that is smart, informative, and entertaining. Readers, both women and men alike, will come to think differently about women’s genitals and become a little more curious and a lot more comfortable with them. They will learn more about the female body in terms of health, sex, pleasure, culture, and art. Though based on sound scientific and medical research, Read My Lips is accessible, so women and men who are curious about the clitoris, Brazilian waxing, labiaplasty, or whether the G-spot really exists, will find something of interest in these pages.
Author Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH, is the co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion in Indiana University’s School of Public Health and the sexual health educator for The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She is also the author of five books about sex and love.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD, is a clinical guide of up-to-date information on diagnosis, tests and treatments for sexually transmitted diseases. The third edition offers an outline presentation that features color photographs of each STD, from the authors extensive personal collection, accompanied by a concise overview of epidemilogy, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management, and prevention.
While written primarily for the clinician, Color Atlas & Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Third Edition also can serve as a visual aid in counseling patients and will be useful to many health educators, clinic managers, and health administrators. Additionally, this book also is designed in part for persons with STDs or at risk, many of whom will find it useful in understanding their own infections, assessing their risk, or judging the importance of symptoms that may require clinical assessment.