For many women, the thought of attending an annual gynecological exam can bring up feelings of embarrassment or anxiety, which, unfortunately, may lead to avoidance. Some women choose not to visit their gynecologist for modesty reasons or possibly because they are worried something may be wrong. In reality, annual gynecological exams are incredibly important for all women.
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), and the United States Congress designated January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Marking January as an awareness month highlights the importance of prevention and education on cervical cancer, which is a preventable gynecologic disease.
Did you know that your pelvic floor is working 24/7? That’s right! Your pelvic floor helps support your pelvic organs which include the bladder, colon, rectum, and reproductive organs. While your pelvic floor keeps working, it’s essential to strengthen your muscles. The health of your pelvic floor is important and as we move further into the new year, consider improving your pelvic health with these tips and tricks!
If you’re one of 5 million women in the United States who have endometriosis and you want to get pregnant, fear not. Many couples are still able to get pregnant with a little assistance. Discover all that you need to know about fertility and endometriosis, and we’ll also dispel some myths along the way!
Painful. Frustrating. Isolating. Having a chronic inflammatory disease like endometriosis can be all of these things, but it doesn't have to be that way. Endometriosis is a disorder in which the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows elsewhere within the abdominal or pelvic region. While there is no cure, there are ways to treat this often misunderstood condition. With the right treatment options, you can find relief from the symptoms that have held you back from living a happy and healthy life.