Conditions

What is Female Sexual Dysfunction?

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For several societal and cultural reasons, female sexuality does not get as much mainstream attention as male sexuality. The female body gets a lot of attention, and according to media and fashion trends, it’s socially acceptable (and encouraged) for women to show off their skin and curves. However, many would argue that our society is…

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What is Vulvodynia?

If you’re experiencing vaginal pain, then you may be experiencing vulvodynia. What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is a chronic syndrome in which women feel pain with any pressure or touch around the opening of the vagina. It can be caused by a number of factors, and there are a variety of treatments that may help alleviate…

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Benefits of Using Vaginal Dilators After Chemotherapy

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When going through chemotherapy treatment, there are many side effects the doctor will tell you about, but there are some that are a little harder to discuss. People often stray away from openly discussing sex, but it is an important thing to consider when experiencing the side effects of chemotherapy. Women’s bodies are greatly affected…

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How To Have Pain-Free Sex After Baby

Painful sex is an oft avoided topic after having a vaginal childbirth. Just because people feel uncomfortable talking about it, doesn’t mean you should remain uncomfortable during post-baby sex. Typically, sex can resume 6 weeks after childbirth and many women will feel no pain. But many women will experience recurring pain during or after intercourse…

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What is Vaginal Atrophy & How Can Dilators Help?

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Vaginal atrophy can be difficult to talk about, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult to treat. It’s a pretty common side effect of aging and happens most often after menopause. Also referred to as atrophic vaginitis, vaginal atrophy is the thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls caused by a drop in estrogen production.…

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Diagnosing & Treating Vaginal Agenesis

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While our bodies do not define who we are, they are a significant part of how the world sees us. How we feel about our bodies has a significant impact on how we feel about ourselves, especially during adolescence. For women, feeling wholly female often extends to the functionality of the internal anatomy. For the…

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October Brings Women’s Health Awareness

October is the time for cooler temperatures and warmer beverages. While some parts of the country equate October with red, orange, yellow, and brown as the leaves change, the entire country equates October with the color pink. That’s right: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This highly recognizable annual campaign is designed to increase cancer…

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Pelvic Floor Pain Effects More Than Just Moms

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The average person might think they have a pretty good knowledge of their own anatomy. They may even remember the names of a few obscure bones from their biology class days. However, ask someone to describe their pelvic floor, and chances are they won’t know exactly what you’re asking. They’ll probably imagine it has something…

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Benefits of Dilator Therapy after Gender Affirmation Surgery

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The medical world continues to make advancements, but one area that is growing in both knowledge, practice, and acceptance is that of gender affirmation surgeries. More and more primary care physicians are learning about gender dysphoria and affirmation therapies and procedures, and you don’t necessarily need to go to a big city anymore to get…

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Benefits of Vaginal Dilators after Pelvic Radiation

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There are very few known illnesses that cause more dread and fear than cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 1,762,450 new cancer cases will be diagnosed by the end of 2019, and there will be about 606,880 cancer deaths. Just about everyone has somehow been affected by the disease. It’s not just death…

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