Gynecology, Women's Pelvic Health, Womens Health

How sexual trauma survivors can feel more relaxed during a pelvic exam

For many women, it may be difficult to relax during a pelvic exam, but it can be a traumatizing experience for survivors of sexual abuse. Although a pelvic exam can help screen for various gynecological conditions, including fibroids and cancer, the procedure may feel intrusive or triggering for some trauma survivors, said Rebecca P. Walker, M.D.,…

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News, Urogynecology, Women's Pelvic Health, Womens Health

Bladder control: Don’t hide urinary incontinence symptoms

Bladder control, bladder incontinence, urinary incontinence, peeing when coughing –– whatever you like to call it, it’s an issue that affects many women. And it’s not just a “change of life” or aging issue –– the issue affects women of all ages. There is a certain stigma to it that keeps many women from getting…

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Gynecology, Urogynecology, Women's Pelvic Health, Womens Health

How a doctor became a leading specialist treating endometriosis, pelvic pain, and fibroids

For Jonathan H. Reinstine, M.D., becoming a surgeon was in the cards almost from the start. Coming from a family that included pediatric and general surgeons, he knew that’s what he wanted to do. What he didn’t know was the specialty. “I was going to be a pediatric surgeon originally,” said Dr. Reinstine, an OB/GYN…

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Cervical Cancer, Gynecology, News, Prevention and Wellness, Women's Pelvic Health, Womens Health

Beyond the Pap smear: What you need to know about new cervical cancer screening guidelines

A panel of government-appointed experts has updated its guidelines with new cervical cancer screening options for women ages 30 to 65. For women in this age group, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends three options: A test for high-risk strains of human papillomavirus  (hrHPV) every five years A Pap test (cervical cytology) every three…

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