Vaginismus is a condition where strong contractions make it difficult (and painful) to insert anything into the vagina. There are many unanswered questions about vaginismus (including just how many women are affected) but Dr. Hilda Hutcherson of Columbia University gives us background, including potential causes and treatment.
This week, Katie Couric’s show (Katie) aired an extensive segment on HPV vaccines. Rather than offering a thoughtful discussion, the episode was a sensationalist muck of misinformation.
This Sunday, December 1st, is World AIDS Day.
Those of you who were teens or adults in the 1980’ and 1990’s, remember how AIDS was a dominant force in the culture and media? AIDS in the news almost daily….plots and storylines in movies and television shows. Fundraisers, awareness campaigns.Attention to HIV/AIDS has hardly gone away but I don’t think we hear as much about it these days. That’s a shame, because we have a great deal of work to do!
Male Contraception- A Man's View
Women have an array of contraception options from which to choose, a veritable buffet of offerings: implants, IUDs, injections, the pill, the patch, vaginal rings, diaphragms and cervical caps, the sponge, even sterilization.
Men? Wear a condom. Get a vasectomy. Pretty straight-forward, that. And sadly lacking.
Male Contraception – A Woman’s View
Male birth control methods -beyond condoms and sterilization- are like a sweet dream from which you’re rudely awakened. Just as you reach out for the prize, bang it’s snatched away! Not much has changed here from one generation to another but hang on – some exciting research now underway might make this dream a reality in the not so distant future.
We’ll explore this topic with two viewpoints, one from a woman and the other from a man. We’d love to hear your thoughts, too, so comment below!