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The taboo of menstruation

29 Dec 2012 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

Came across an article in today's New York Times, The Taboo of Menstruation, and was shocked to read how much women are still suffering in certain parts of the world.  Let us all do what we can to enlighten, to educate, to liberate....

Tampon – worse cramps?

18 May 2012 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

A question from a patient: "it seems to me that tampons make my cramps worse - can it be?" Answer: menstrual cramps are the contractions of the uterus as it expels the extra lining that developed in preparation for conception, which did not materialize.   That...

Reluctant to Use Condoms?!

16 May 2012 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

We've been shocked lately by the large number of female patients who expressed reluctance to use condoms with their partners despite the risk of exposure to STIs (Sexually Transmitted infections, the current terminology). At first we thought they were not informed of the risk -- but...

Women & Perfect Sex

06 Aug 2011 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

Heterosexual sex in the media tends to portray the engaging couple as always 'into it,' forever moving smoothly about their sexual actions, knowing exactly what they like and how they like it, all body parts fitting just so, the woman is always interested/eager/ready for the...