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Tampon – how to?

11 Apr 2009 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

How do you know that the tampon is in properly? Is the tampon in too deep? Not deep enough? Do these questions sound dumb? Not at all -- we hear them all day long from our patients.  Luckily, the answers are simple.  Consider these quick tips: Put some...

Clitoris & lubrication

25 Mar 2009 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

The clitoris is the female's organ of sexual arousal.  We can only see its tip - glans clitoris - which is situated above the urethral and vaginal openings.  In other words, the clitoris IS NOT inside the vagina, a common misconception. The clitoris is shaped like...

Female condom

19 Mar 2009 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

On March 11, 2009 the FDA approved a newer version of a female condom, the FC2, manufactured by the Female Health Company. "Nearly three decades after the start of the global AIDS pandemic, FHC's female condoms remain the only safe and effective woman-initiated HIV prevention method...

Hand sanitizer helps!

10 Dec 2008 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

An article was posted today which reaffirmed that the use of alcohol hand sanitizer is vital to our health, especially during seasons when colds and flues are abound.  You can read the article at the bottom of this post. Not sure what is an alcohol hand...

Sex & bartering…

23 Nov 2008 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

Men typically want sex more often/frequent than women.  A biological fact. It is not to say that women are not interested.  On the contrary.   However, their interest may be affected by daily events and fizzle by the time the opportunity actually presents itself: "I wanted us to...

Constipation & sex

19 Jul 2008 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

In basic terms, the vaginal canal runs parallel to the urethra (urine tube) that is above it, and to the anal canal that is below it. In other words, the three tubes run parallel and touch each other, with the vagina being in the middle. If...

Tips for gyno exam

21 Feb 2008 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

When scheduled for an elective (non-emergency) gynecologic exam, you may want to follow these tips: Bring a list containing date of last period, names of prescription medications you are taking, socks if you like your feet kept warm in the stirrups, and questions you want...