The Clitoris: Small but Mighty

The clitoris. It’s a part of woman’s anatomy that has been both vilified and revered. But in the world of medicine, it’s been mainly just ignored. I probably don’t have to tell you that the penis has most certainly *not* been overlooked in medicine (or anywhere else for that matter!). The clitoris has likely been …

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When Was the Last Time You Went to Your Corner?

Musical theatre fans might be familiar with song titles such as “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin and “In My Own Little Corner” from Cinderella (the tele-staged musical version – not the Disney-fied one). And of course, we’re well-acquainted with the boxing corner, where fighters go to rehydrate and catch their breath. Whether you prefer …

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Dating in Quarantine: It’s Not All Bad

I’ve always wanted to live in a Jane Austen novel, but this is not what I had in mind. Sitting around all the time, a walk as the only form of entertainment, not being able to get too close to the person you’re dating, and everyone being scandalized by a slight touch of the hand. …

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We Need To Talk About Sex

Despite being inundated with sexual images and ideas on TV, movies, advertising, fashion, magazines, etc., sex remains a difficult subject to discuss. When a patient at Maze Women’s Health tells me she feels so relieved to have found an open space to talk about her sexual health, I feel gratified…and a bit sad. I’m glad …

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COVID-19: My family’s experience

On Sunday March 15, my younger sister called me crying. She had temperature of 101OF and a blinding headache, but it was an important day at her job, and she knew her supervisor really needed her help. “Stay home,” I said. “Tell him you’re sick, he’ll understand. Even if there wasn’t an emerging global pandemic, …

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Coronavirus Stressing You Out?

There has been much written over the last few weeks about coping with COVID 19’s special and insidious brand of anxiety. We are all experiencing it, individually and collectively, locally with our families and neighbors and of course with our fellow human beings around the globe. Stress is a natural function of the human condition …

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Can you be sedated for a Pap smear?

Let’s be honest.  No one enjoys getting a Pap smear.  Or a pelvic exam.  They can be uncomfortable at best, and at worst resemble a form of torture.  Many women experience intense pelvic pain with any kind of penetration, and for this group of gals – just the thought of a speculum can ignite a …

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Can anti-depressants cause low libido?

It is estimated that approximately 1 in 6 women in the United States is taking an anti-depressant. Unfortunately, a substantial proportion of these women will experience unwanted side effects that impact their sex lives. Not surprisingly, depression itself is a major risk factor for sexual dysfunction; many women who are struggling with depression have very …

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Are you Clitorate?

If so, then you’re familiar with the following facts: The clitoris has over 8,000 nerve endings (comparatively, the penis has 4,000). The clitoris was only identified as an anatomical body part in 1998. The clitoris is the only part of the body that is designed solely for pleasure. When you consider this superhero of the …

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