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Author: Dear Media, Dr. Jackie Walters

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Beloved celebrity OB-GYN, star of Married to Medicine and best-selling author Dr. Jackie invites you on a journey to self discovery. From top health experts to her closest celebrity friends, Dr. Jackie will lead eye-opening conversations that will educate, entertain and empower listeners. She will be tackling all those burning (and itching) questions about feminine health you’ve been too afraid to ask, as well as sharing personal experiences and advice like a good girlfriend. Dr. Jackie’s honesty, wit, sass, and straight-forward advice will make you feel like you are in the room with her.
45 Episodes
This week we hope you enjoy this re-air of one of our cornerstone episodes. The episode that started it all. What led me to "down there" health care? What makes me so passionate about women's health? What was it like to go from doctor to patient after being diagnosed with breast cancer and experiencing infertility? Here, I share my story and how I turned my pain into purpose to help all women.   Produced by Dear Media
  The medical term for painful sex is called dyspareunia, defined as pain that occurs just before, during or after intercrouse. There are a number of reasons why this may occur, including underlying medical conditions, certain medications and psychological factors. On this episode, Dr. Jackie discusses the common causes for dyspareunia, how it is diagnosed and what you can do to help improve the condition. She also shares what information to have prepared when you discuss this with your doctor, and what questions to ask.   To get 20% off your first purchase when you subscribe to any product, go to and use promo code JACKIE.   Produced by Dear Media
It is widely known that an HPV infection can lead to cervical cancer. However, many patients are still confused when it comes to HPV & Pap co-testing.  In this episode, Dr. Jackie breaks down the difference between the two screening tests, what you can expect during the test, how often you should get them based on your age, and what the results mean.  She also discusses treatment options for tests that show abnormal cells, questions you should be asking your doctor, and ends with her thoughts on the HPV vaccine. This is an important topic for women of any age!   Produced by Dear Media
Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), also known as premature ovarian failure, occurs when the ovaries stop functioning as they should before the age of 40.  Many confuse this condition with premature menopause as the symptoms are similar, however it is not related to menopause at all. In this episode,  Dr. Jackie breaks down risk factors for POI, common symptoms, treatments available and what questions & information you should have prepared when discussing this condition with your doctor. For those under 40 experiencing irregular periods, hot flashes, irritability or infertility, this episode is a must-listen.    Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health by visiting to get 10% off your first month.   Give Bonafide a try today—no hormones, no prescription required. To get 20% off your first purchse, go to and use promo code JACKIE.   Produced by Dear Media
Dr. Jackie is back with guest Tamar Braxton as they continue their candid conversation about men and money. Tamar explains why she thinks dividing the bills can lead to a division in a relationship, how certain aspects of traditional roles can be beneficial for couples, how to avoid resentment in your relationship, and why you should never consider calling “1-800 Build-A-Man” to find Mr. Right! Give Bonafide a try today! No hormones & no prescription required. REAL relief, without compromise. To get 20% off your first purchase when you subscribe to any product, go to and use promo code JACKIE. Produced by Dear Media
In Part 1 of this can't miss conversation, Dr. Jackie is joined by her friend, former patient and host of the popular podcast Under Construction Tamar Braxton. Tamar explains the meaning behind her recent controversial social media posts, the importance of showing up for yourself, why she is ready to move out of singleville, and what she looks for in a "real man."  Don't miss part 2 of this epic conversation dropping next week! Produced by Dear Media
In 2004, Dr. Jackie found herself in a patient role instead of the doctor role, when she received her first breast cancer diagnosis. After receiving her second diagnosis in 2008, she underwent a double mastectomy. She knew, as a physician, how a positive attitude impacts how well you respond to treatment. She has made it her mission to share her story, time, and resources to help individuals going through the breast cancer fight. In this episode, Dr. Jackie is joined by Kiera Webb, who was just 31 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kiera shares how she was diagnosed, what chemo has been like for her, why she decided to freeze her eggs, and how positive thinking has helped her throughout her breast cancer journey.   Start living a happier life today. As a listener, you get 10% off your first month by visiting   Produced by Dear Media
Have you achieved success, but still are not fulfilled? On this episode, Dr. Jackie is joined by her friend Sheri Riley who spent 20 years creating marketing strategies for global superstars and companies like Usher, WarnerMedia, and Converse. Yet she was miserable. Now, as an empowerment speaker, high-performance life coach, and author of Exponential Living – Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are, she helps professional athletes, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs grow personally and dominate professionally. In this episode, Sheri shares how to make choices that lead to less stress, better clarity, and more fulfilling lives so we can live in our true power, which is peace.   Produced by Dear Media  
Many women are taught at a young age not to talk about sex, intimacy or even vaginas with their family or friends.  Dr. Lexx Brown-James, a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Sexuality Education, believes that learning about sexuality is fundamental for all from womb to tomb. On this episode, Dr. Lexx joins Dr. Jackie to discuss why Black women experience sexual shame, how being a sex positive parent can reduce this shame, why all sexual fantasies are healthy and how YOU can achieve sexual freedom.   Produced by Dear Media
Are you having trouble getting aroused? You are not alone. Up to 80% of women admit to faking orgasms. On this episode, Dr. Jackie is joined by Sexologist Shamyra Howard who is dedicated to closing the orgasm gap by helping women take ownership of their sexual pleasure. They discuss common roadblocks to arousal, why it is important to know your Queen V from the inside out, keys to successfully stimulating the clitoris and how to tell your partner the type of physical intimacy you need to orgasm.   Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health. Get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor   Produced by Dear Media
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million people across the country. They are highly treatable, yet only 35% of people suffering receive treatment.  In this episode, Dr. Jackie welcomes Dr. Ken Ballard, who has appeared on Married to Medicine and The Real Housewives of Potomac, to offer his expertise for those experiencing anxiety.  They discuss what the common symptoms are, how to differentiate anxiety from depression, strategies to figuring out the root cause, the importance of a "feelings list," lifestyle changes that can help, and when to seek medical care.   This episode is sponsored by Talk to a licensed therapist and get 10% off your first month at   Produced by Dear Media
A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and itchiness of the vagina, affecting 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetime.  On this episode, Dr. Jackie breaks down the common causes and symptoms, why some women are more prone to getting them than others, strategies to prevent them from coming back, and how to know the difference from other vaginal infections. She also shares the best medications and treatments for yeast infections, including which home remedies to try and which ones to stay away from. Lastly, Dr. Jackie breaks down what you need to know about penile yeast infections, so men, be sure to listen up!
About 10% of women of reproductive age have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant.  In this episode, mental health advocate and host of the Because Life podcast Sydel Curry-Lee joins Dr. Jackie to detail her fertility journey.  She discusses the toll the IUI & IVF fertility process took on her physical and mental health, how she coped with the ups and the downs, what kept her going, and the importance of validating your own feelings.  For couples considering fertility treatments, this episode is an absolute must-listen.    Produced by Dear Media
A decrease in your sex drive can be caused by a number of physiological, emotional, and lifestyle factors. In this episode, Dr. Jackie discusses common causes for  a low libido, when to talk to your doctor, treatment options, natural solutions, how foreplay can help and why communication is key. For those looking to get their mojo back, this episode is for you!
Melody Law is a narcissistic abuse survivor turned author and an advocate for victims of domestic violence. She possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and serves as an Ambassador for the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services for Women’s Health. In this episode, Melody shares with Dr. Jackie common red flags of emotional abusers, examples of psychological abuse she experienced, when she realized she had enough, advice on escaping safely, and how to heal.  Her new book Charlie's Secret is a novel about narcissistic abuse inspired by her own story.     Produced by Dear Media
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women will experience some form of physical, sexual, emotional, psychological abuse and/or stalking in their lifetime. Yet, approximately 45% of Black women experience DV compared to 35% of White women, and about 2.5 times the rate of women of other races. Also, Black women are almost 3 times more likely to die from DV than their counterparts, making it one of the leading causes of death for Black women ages 15-35.     In this episode, Dr. Jackie is joined by Dr. Shanita Brown, Ph.D., a board certified licensed professional counselor who specializes in intimate partner violence.  They discuss the differences between a healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationship, understanding the pattern of abusive and violent behavior, strategies to get out of an abusive relationship, and resources that can help.     Resources: Dr. Shanita Brown: The National DV Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence:   Produce by Dear Media
While having a baby can be a joyful time for many, other women are left feeling stressed, sad, anxious, inadequate, lonely, tired or weepy after childbirth. This is often referred to as the 'baby blues' or postpartum depression. In this episode, Dr. Jackie discusses the risk factors, common causes, signs & symptoms, strategies that can help, and when to seek medical care.  Even men can experience postpartum 'baby blues' after childbirth.  For expecting and new parents, this episode is a must-listen. Produced by Dear Media
There are multiple types of contraception.  How do you know which one is best for you? On this episode, Dr. Jackie discusses all the different birth control methods, including pills, patches, rings, IUDs, condoms, diaphragms and the latest innovation: a hormone free birth control prescription vaginal gel.  Dr. Jackie goes into detail about how each one works, what the side effects are, mistakes to avoid, and why certain birth control methods may be better for you/your lifestyle.   Produced by Dear Media
Pregnancy can be exciting, but overwhelming for many.  It is important to educate yourself on the different stages of pregnancy and what you can expect so you know what is normal and what is not. On this episode, Dr. Jackie discusses in detail what women can expect physically and mentally during each trimester. From mood swings and body changes to heartburn and contractions, Dr. Jackie covers it all. This is a must-listen for first time moms!   Produced by Dear Media
Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines the uterus grows on other pelvic organs, such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes.  This condition affects up to 10% of reproductive age women.  It can be quite painful and lead to fertility issues. In this episode, Dr. Jackie breaks down what it is, common causes, how it is diagnosed, what the different stages mean, how it can affect fertility, and what the treatment options are.  For those suffering from pelvic pain, painful periods, discomfort during bowel movements or urination, painful intercourse, inter-menstrual bleeding or infertility, this episode is a must-listen.    Produced by Dear Media. 
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