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Pelvic News Round-Up – August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015 | by Liz Bowman

There’s an App for that – Access Matters has developed a sex-education app that targets teens and young adults. The app includes a comprehensive guide for sexuality and STIs, a list of nearby resources, and an open line of communication with trained health experts.  The app is called “It Matters” and premiers Fall of 2015. [...]

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HealthyWomen and Women’s Health Foundation (WHF) Announce Strategic Partnership

August 28, 2015 | by Liz Bowman

HealthyWomen and Women’s Health Foundation (WHF) Announce Strategic Partnership Collaboration Aims to Produce Best-In-Class Educational Programming Across all Aspects of Women’s Pelvic and Sexual Health   RED BANK, NJ – August 25, 2015 – Red Bank, NJ – HealthyWomen, the nation’s leading health information resource for women, and Women’s Health Foundation, the nation’s leading nonprofit [...]

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Congrats FDA for Approving Sexy New Drug!

August 19, 2015 | by Liz Bowman

    Exciting news for women!  The Federal Drug Administration announces the approval of a new drug called Addyi (Flibanserin)! The FDA has made a bold step in sexual equality by offering the approximately 16 million women living with HSDD a treatment option.  Furthermore, this decision identifies HSDD as a legitimate biological, interpersonal, psychological, and [...]

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My Dog Has Incontinence (of course!)

August 11, 2015 | by Missy

Who knew that dogs, male and female, could suffer from urinary incontinence; I certainly did not.  But, Libby, my two year old Portuguese Water Dog was confounding all of us by peeing regularly in her crate and in the house – fortunately, most of the time on hardwood floors.  She had, after all, been officially [...]

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Pelvic News Round Up – August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015 | by Liz Bowman

You’re a Douche, Douches. – We knew it! Women who use feminine care products such as douches may increase their exposure to harmful chemicals called “Phthalates” which are chemicals found in certain tampons and douches that are used to retain perfume fragrance. The harmful Phthalates may alter hormone action and are associated with serious health [...]

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“Blue Waffles” Makes a Comeback

August 4, 2015 | by Liz Bowman

I’ve heard about our infamous “Blue Waffles” blog and had to read it myself.  I’m not sure what’s more horrifying; the description of the middle school health teacher hearing about “Blue Waffles” from his class, the actual picture of Blue Waffles, (AAAAHHHHH!  I’d rather watch the Exorcist!), or the sex shaming viewer remarks on the [...]

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July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2015 | by Liz Bowman

  I first heard about Hepatitis when Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson announced they each had Type C from sharing a tattoo needle.  I was a teenager at the time, rock stars and they’re extracurricular activities weren’t something I could relate to.  It wasn’t until I learned that a much loved family member contracted Hepatitis [...]

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Pelvic News Roundup: July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015 | by Liz Bowman

Way to go Wolverines!  The University of Michigan has developed the first ever 3-D computer model which studies treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. “This specific biomechanical model allows us to better understand the intricacies inside the pelvic floor, such as changes in muscle strength and ligament stiffness that occur with pelvic prolapse. The hope is [...]

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