Don’t fear the stirrups! Here’s everything you need to know about Pap smears and cervical health in perimenopause and menopause.
The Pap test has long been a part of your annual pelvic exam, serving as the gold standard for diagnosing cervical cancer for the past 60 years. Named after Greek doctor Georgios Papanikolaou, the Pap has helped reduce certain cervical cancers by up to 80% according to the National Cancer Institute. The NCCC (National Cervical
Let’s face it, love can hurt. And I’m not talking about the achy-breaky, he-left-me-for-a-younger-model-and-broke-my-heart kind of hurt. I’m talking about the physical pain that can be associated with intercourse during menopause. There’s actually a medical term for this painful intercourse: dyspareunia (I would like to have a word with the folks who came up with