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Pelvic Health Pioneer

July 3, 2015 | by Kelley

  On this Independence Day weekend, let’s take a moment to celebrate someone who gave women an incredible liberty: freedom from pain in childbirth. John Bonica came from humble beginnings.  In 1928, Bonica, then an eleven year-old boy, arrived in America as a poor immigrant from Sicily.  He dreamed of becoming a physician and worked his way [...]

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Guest Post: What Do Sex, Champagne, and Chocolate Have to Do with Vaginal Atrophy?

June 30, 2015 | by Angela Tanger

WHF Note:  We welcome today’s guest writer to our community blog!  Angela Tanger is a copywriter, marketing strategist, and yoga instructor.  She recently created “Write for her Health“, a website focused on providing quality healthcare content to women.  Angela is also the author of Marketing Health & Wellness HER WAY.  We are so grateful to Angela for [...]

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Pelvic News Roundup: June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015 | by Kelley

  There is so much to share at today’s pelvic news roundup!  Let’s get started.   Cervical cancer is not just a “young woman’s” disease.  A new report in the British Medical Journal offered some eye opening statistics about cervical cancer.  A full half of all deaths from cervical cancer occur in women over 65. 1 in 5 [...]

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Hernias: Not Just for Dudes.

June 23, 2015 | by Kelley

  Did you know that June is Hernia Awareness Month?  Probably not, especially if you’re a woman.  When people hear “hernia”, they often think “man problem”.  And that’s not entirely wrong; inguinal (“groin”) hernias occur far more often in men than in women.  However, women can get inguinal hernias.  It’s also important to realize that women [...]

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5 Things You Should Know: Pelvic Floor

June 20, 2015 | by Kelley

  WHF Note:  Welcome to our newest monthly feature, “5 Things You Should Know.”  The “5 Things” articles will serve as primers on important subjects, from anatomy to pathology to treatment.  We’re kicking off our new feature with our favorite topic – the pelvic floor.     1.  The best way to describe the pelvic [...]

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Summer Is Here! (And So Is the Yeast.)

June 17, 2015 | by Kelley

  I’m sure I’m dating myself here, but do any of you remember a classic Seinfeld episode, when Jerry’s girlfriend told him she contracted Chlamydia from riding on a tractor in her bathing suit?  It was funny because it was ridiculous. There’s all kinds of folklore surrounding our genitals and the germs that end up there. [...]

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Pelvic News Roundup: June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 | by Kelley

    Another two weeks, another pelvic news roundup!  There are lots of stories to share today…the pelvic health elves have been busy!  (Please note: Pelvic health elves are not real.  They were created by my fevered brain.)   Of course, you’ve already heard the news about “Female Viagra”.  A few pelvic news roundups ago, [...]

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The Hookup App: Terrible Name, Great Idea.

June 9, 2015 | by Kelley

  Last fall, we discussed the state of sex education in the United States.  Long story short, our kids’ sex education is terribly flawed/lacking/inaccurate/insert-negative-adjective-here.  Only 22 states require its school-age residents to receive any sort of sex education and, of those 22 states, only 19 require that education to be medically accurate.  (Apparently, it’s anything goes [...]

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