Category Archive: Blog

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Mar 13

Sex, Weight and Self after Baby

   For all the Ask Dr R queries about getting your self and your life back after childbirth… The beauty of motherhood and womanhood lies in the balance –      Losing Baby Weight Many women look back at their pre-baby clothes convinced they will never wear them again, but there is hope, because most do …

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Dec 13

Obstetric Fistula: an eradicable blight on women’s lives. Let’s end it.

  UNFPA campaign to end obstetric fistula invites you to change the world.

Dec 01

Maternal Mortality in Niger & Fashion International de la Mode Africaine 2011

Fashion Internationale de la Mode Africaine FIMA 2011 It was a pleasure to return to Niamey, Niger, this trip by far the most fashionable, sponsored by internationally renowned designer Alphadi and his innovative wife Kadidja, along with United States Ambassador Bisa Williams and the First Lady of Niger, colleague Dr Malika Issoufou Mahamadou. Promoting health and wellness …

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Jul 19

Female Sexual Dysfunction and Androgens: The Real Deal

FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION & ANDROGEN DEFICIENCY Just because you’ve gone through menopause doesn’t mean sex—and the DESIRE for sex—should stop. Ten years ago, a sex study published in Journal of the American Medical Association found that 43% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction at some point…compared to just 31% of men. To be fair, and clear, …

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Jul 13

Pregnancy, Prolapse and Cesarean on Demand

Cesarean on Demand More women than ever before are showing up at the hospital in labor and asking for a cesarean section. According to the National Institutes of Health, the rate of c-section delivery has increased 40% since the mid-90s, a trend reflected in these NIH summary statements: Between 1996 and 2007, the C-section rate …

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Jul 07

Vitamin D and Women’s Health

The Center for Disease Control attests that at least 77% of American adults don’t get enough Vitamin D. And while that’s bad news for everyone, it’s often WOMEN who suffer most. Vitamin D is involved in regulating up to 2,000 different genes in the human body. Considering that this amounts to 10% of our makeup, …

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Jun 30

Bulging Rectum: Rectocele Facts

Understanding Rectocele, Levatorplasty and Site-specific Rectocele surgery techniques You may be unacquainted with the term “rectocele,” but for almost 19% of women, the condition is all too familiar! In a normal female pelvis, the rectum rests behind the vagina. The two are separated by a thin wall of fibrous tissue called fascia. When the fascia …

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Jun 22

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and the Sexy Pessary Posse

  PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE: NO DIFFERENCE IN SEXUAL QUALITY OF LIFE BETWEEN PROLAPSE PATIENTS CHOOSING PESSARY VS SURGERY. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition where the organs around the vagina are out of place – bladders drop (called cystocele), rectums bulge forward and sometimes out of the vaginal opening (rectocele), and/or the uterus drops down, …

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May 31

Kegel Exercise: The Facts

KEGEL EXERCISE: THE FACTS If you have a vagina and you’re old enough to vote, then Kegel Exercise belongs in your feminine fitness daily routine. Before you dive into pelvic fitness, it’s important to know what Kegel muscles actually DO. Kegels—or the levator ani muscles—wrap around a woman’s most important parts: her bladder, vagina, and rectum. …

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May 17

Dropped Bladder: Cystocele Facts

DROPPED BLADDER: CYSTOCELE FACTS At birth, a female’s bladder rests in front of her vagina and just behind the pubic bone. The bladder and vagina are separated by connective tissue called the vesicovaginal fascia. This fascia is anchored to each hip bone by tendons known as the arcus tendineus fascia pelvis. Vesicovaginal connective tissue is NOT particularly …

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