Sex and Fertility

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Get Your Mojo Back Without “Pink” Viagra

I know that changing sexual desire is a big struggle for women as they age. It’s one of the most common complaints I hear from patients at the clinic. Sexual desire is considered to be a life force in many cultures and feeling sexy and desired is a powerful part of being a woman. So […]

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Safe (and Enjoyable) Sex in Your Middle Years

If you’ve been waiting in line at the supermarket or browsed a newsstand recently, you cannot help but notice the controversial and attention getting covers of today’s women’s magazines. If they are not sharing “the secret to losing weight overnight,” these magazines are offering up tips on how to have a better sex life or […]

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Birth Control Methods

  Method Reliability* Protection against HIV/STDs? Pros and Cons Intrauterine Devices (IUD/IUS)   (All) 99% No Pros: Longevity/Low side effect profile/High initial cost, but low cost when averaged for the lifespan of device. Cons: Recommended principally for women in monogamous relationships. Can be expelled or become dislodged. Not recommended for women with fibroids.  ParaGard (Copper T) […]

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endometriosis

Endometriosis – Start With A Natural Approach

Every woman, even if not personally affected by endometriosis at this time, can benefit from knowing and understanding the basics of this condition. This insight can offer a way to better see how our bodies work – and what we can do to keep ourselves healthy. Receiving a diagnosis of endometriosis can be scary, but […]

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Women’s Sexuality and Fertility

Doesn’t it often feel like society has a crazy timeline for women when it comes to sexuality?  We’re expected to bear children by a certain age, and we’re also expected to cease being sexy as we get older, like there’s some kind of expiration date.  I’m happy to say that more and more women are […]

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The Health Benefits of Sex, No Matter What Your Age

S-E-X. Sex. For a small word, s-e-x evokes all sorts of varied emotions for people! Some women tell me that sex was never discussed in their homes when growing up; others say that it was discussed infrequently and in hushed tones. Rarely do I hear that sex and sensuality were encouraged topics of conversation. Sensuality […]

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Non-Hormonal Birth Control and IUDs

Do you remember the frightening stories related to the safety of IUDs (intrauterine devices) shortly after they were introduced many years ago? If so, it’s important that you realize that since that time, the IUD has become one of the best methods of preventing pregnancy. And it now comes with only minimal risk of adverse […]

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Low Sex Drive – Why It Happens and How To Change It

Have you found your attitudes about sex changing with age? With so much change occurring in our bodies (and our lives!) during the years of perimenopause and menopause, it makes sense that our sexual experiences may be changing as well. Hot flashes and mood swings may impact how we feel about sex, while weight gain […]

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Choosing Birth Control

Choosing birth control—options for women It shocks me how frequently, when I ask them about contraception,  patients assume I am asking about birth control pills. This confusion tells me how little the majority of women are taught about contraceptive options and how they work. The pill is just one of many different methods to prevent […]

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Birth Control Questions To Consider

Birth control is an important decision that a woman of reproductive age faces. You will want what works best for you in your situation. This is one of the most important health matters that will affect your lifestyle and emotions, as you will deal with birth control several times during the course of your lifetime. Becoming pregnant and giving […]

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