Women's Sexual Health Perspective

 
 
  • Laser Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy: Marketing Before Science   Women who do not find relief from topical hormone products often seek laser treatment, but it has been called 'dangerous and deceptive.'
  • Want Med Students to Be Better Doctors? Make Them Teach Allowing students to teach helps them hone their skills in a unique way. Read how one student's experience teaching sexual education to middle-school students helped her gain 'knowledgeable empathy.'
  • Will the Pap Smear Become Obsolete?   It's looking that way, but the challenge will be to reach women who aren't being screened at all.
  • Endometriosis: 5 Things to Know As one of the most common conditions affecting women, all clinicians should have an understanding of endometriosis and its effects on a woman's health. Start with these five key facts.
  • Updated Guidelines for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in HIV Updated guidelines from the NYSDOH AIDS Institute address best practices for the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management of gonorrhea and chlamydia in patients with HIV.
  • Low Sexual Desire in Women Effective treatments exist for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women -- but first, you have to ask.
  • Sexual Harassment in Healthcare: Doctors and Nurses Dr Susan Strauss, author and expert witness on bullying, harassment, and discrimination, comments on Medscape's Sexual Harassment of Physicians Report 2018 and Sexual Harassment of Nurses, NPs, and PAs 2018.
  • Sexual Harassment of Nurses, NPs, and PAs: Report 2018 Medscape surveyed more than 6200 clinicians to find out whether they had been sexually harassed in the workplace, how they responded, who the perpetrator was, and how it affected their well-being.
  • Sexual Harassment of Physicians: Report 2018 Medscape surveyed more than 6200 clinicians to find out whether they had been sexually harassed in the workplace, how they responded, who the perpetrator was, and how it affected their well-being.
  • Med Students Still Do Pelvic Exams on Women Under Anesthesia   Medical students are still performing pelvic exams on anesthetized women without their consent. An ethicist explains why this practice must end.
  • Saving Black Mothers' Lives Our high rates of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity disproportionately affect minority women. How can we prevent these unnecessary deaths?
  • Pelvic Exams Done on Anesthetized Women Without Consent: Still Happening In many teaching hospitals, students doing their gynecology rotation "practice" a pelvic exam on a surgical patient without their consent. An ethics expert says this is unethical.
  • Syphilis Screening: Make It Routine in HIV Care With rates of syphilis rising, clinicians must remember to offer syphilis screening to patients with HIV.
  • ACOG 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACOG 2018.
  • Should We Rethink Our Use of Vaginal Estrogen?   Does a recent study support the use of vaginal estrogen in women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause?
  • Should Clinicians With Conscientious Objections Be Protected?   HHS' Conscience and Religious Freedom Division is intended to protect healthcare professionals who want to opt out of performing certain procedures or providing certain medications. Is this necessary?
  • Medical Abortion in Very Early Pregnancy In conventional practice, medical abortion isn't attempted until the sac can be visualized on ultrasound. But is this necessary for effective pregnancy termination?
  • Do Contraceptive Hormones Increase Suicide Risk?   Dr Peter Yellowlees talks about the association between hormonal contraception and suicide.
  • 'What Are These Bumps I See All Over?' How would you approach a patient who comes to the primary care clinician with worries about bumps on her buttocks and knees?
  • The Physician's Role in Reporting Sexual Abuse   The sexual abuse of members of the US gymnastics team underscores why such events should be reported. Here's why it's also important to tell patients what to expect during a physical examination.