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Vaginismus on TV

26 Dec 2010 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

The following link is to a live interview done at our office quite a few years ago by seXtv, a now-gone Canadian television station. In this episode, you can follow the 'vaginismus story' of two former patients of ours, face on camera, all details in the...

Intercourse during period?

16 Sep 2010 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

Should I, or shouldn't I have intercourse during my period? Is it safe/healthy/okay to have intercourse during my period? Can I get pregnant if having intercourse during my period? Do men mind having intercourse when the woman is menstruating? Is intercourse during menstruation as sexually enjoyable as at other...

Keeping heart healthy

15 Aug 2010 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

Although this is not a topic we typically discuss, we felt that the new publication from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keeping Your Heart Healthy, is valuable for women of all age considering that heart disease is the leading cause of female death...

Penetration, arousal and vaginismus treatment

01 Aug 2010 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

A piece of common treatment advice for women who struggle with vaginismus is to get sexually aroused for penetration training.  What a misleading approach! The vagina is built to accommodate penetration without arousal: finger, tampon, gyno exam and vaginal ultrasound, dilator/dildo, even intercourse when the...

Abnormal Pap

20 Jul 2010 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

So your Pap smear results came back 'inconclusive' or 'suspicious' and you were told to repeat the test in so many months.  You are nervous, worried, and -- so typically -- convinced you now have cancer...