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Perimenopause, Menopause, and Post-Menopause Pelvic Exams…..What The Pap?!?!?

Unlike me, your days are probably not consumed with reading everything you can get your hands on that speaks about health issues relating to the vagina! Therefore, you might have missed the ongoing conversation in the medical world regarding pelvic exams. I always say when it comes to the vagina, dry is out!  So brace …

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The New Pelvic Exam Guidelines – Changes for The Change

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 …

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How to Cope with Vaginal Dryness and Painful Sex During Menopause

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 …

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