Keeping things clean, down there

Okay, okay. Let’s get to the bottom of this. If you are a woman living in 2020 and you walk through the Feminine Care aisle of your local drugstore, you may be under the impression that your lady parts are dirty and need some serious attention. This is because the aisles are filled with products …

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Sex and recurrent UTIs

If you are someone who has been plagued by urinary tract infections (“UTIs”), you know how disrupting they can be to daily life.  Otherwise known as recurrent UTIs, these are bladder infections that occur more than three times per year.  Often, they are associated with intercourse and have commonly been referred to as the “honeymoon …

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Vibrating, the Smart Way

Have you heard of “Femtech”?  If not, listen up.  Femtech involves the use of digital health to motivate patients to access and use applications for managing women’s health issues.  It is hailed as the next big phenomenon in the women’s health market, projected to reach a $50 billion valuation by 2050.  As such, many women-led …

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What exactly is Perimenopause?

Most women, when asked “what is menopause?” can answer the question.  However, much confusion and ambiguity surround the time in a woman’s life known as “perimenopause”, something we take a deeper dive into here in this blog post! First of all, the word “perimenopause” literally means “around menopause”.  It refers to the transition period between …

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A Lesson in Orgasm Equity

Ah, the elusive orgasm.  For some, orgasmic release can be a challenge.  Orgasm for women centers around the clitoris.  Did you know that the clitoris is the ONLY organ in the human body (male or female) that is designed exclusively for pleasure?  Pretty awesome, we think!  The clitoris was actually not well understood until it …

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Why does tensing my body during sex cause pain?

When many people think of sex and intercourse, the assumption is that it should be easy.  For some women (especially those with vaginismus), nothing could be further from the truth.  Anatomy matters.  To briefly review, the pelvic floor in a woman is made up of a web of connective tissue and muscles.  These provide support …

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Painful Sex? It might be Vaginismus

A few months ago, I spent a considerable amount of time this past holiday season with my family.  After a couple of glasses of wine, several of my aunts (who are all in their mid 60’s) began asking me questions about painful sex. One of my aunts relayed her recent experience to me, of being …

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Long-Distance Dilation Program

It should come as no surprise to anyone by now, that COVID-19 had turned life as we know it upside down.  The myriad disruptions to our daily lives have posed unique challenges to individuals, nations, families and businesses alike.  We here at Maze Women’s Health feel it too.  We miss seeing our patients in the …

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