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March 14, 2013 | Pavilion for Women
Pelvic pain is a common symptom experienced by prepubertal and adolescent girls. When girls experience pain, it is important to note the location of the pain, timing, any inciting events, and things that alleviate the pain or exacerbate the pain response. It can be a difficult, partly due to the fact that many organs in the pelvic region are in close proximity to one another. In addition, these organs frequently share a similar nerve supply; therefore, specifically localizing the pain to a certain area can be difficult.
February 20, 2013 | Pavilion for Women
As a physician who has treated many women over the years, I am very comfortable talking about sex. I talk about it with women every day, but my first impression when I ask people about their sexuality is how uncomfortable they become. They are embarrassed to use the words necessary to tell me about their sex lives. One of the things I stress to women is that sexuality is a very important part of your life, your whole life. If you’re in a relationship, it helps you maintain intimacy and closeness.
February 19, 2013 | Pavilion for Women
Even though incontinence and sex aren't often mentioned in the same breath, the truth is that many women’s sex lives are affected by their incontinence. While incontinence itself doesn't directly affect a woman’s ability to have sex, the psychological fear of experiencing incontinence during sex can cause some women to avoid intimate encounters. While the topic may not be pleasant to think about, urogynecological issues, such as incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders, are very real for many women. In fact, urinary incontinence affects at least 20-30% of women.
February 18, 2013 | Pavilion for Women
If you experience pain during intercourse, you’re not alone. In fact, this issue is probably more common than you think. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, nearly 3 out of 4 women experience pain during intercourse at some point during their lives. If you’ve ever had such an experience, you understand how frustrating, disappointing and sometimes unbearable this pain can be. There can also be emotional consequences, such as decreased intimacy between you and your partner or avoidance of an activity you once looked forward to.
February 14, 2013 | Pavilion for Women
One of the most common issues I see in women who have just had a baby or who have school-aged children is a decrease in frequency and satisfaction with their sex life — either from lack of interest or lack of time. It’s a familiar complaint from couples, and one that can create conflict in the relationship. Since February is the month for love and romance, now’s an excellent time to learn how to reignite the spark with your partner.