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#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.
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#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.In this episode, we'll introduce ourselves as your hosts and tell you more about who the podcast is created for and what topics we'll cover.To make sure that you never miss an episode, subscribe to the podcast and follow us on social media (@justaskatl).ABOUT YOUR HOSTSHeather Quaile DNP, WHNP-BC, CSC, IFDr. Heather Quaile (She/Her/Hers) is a board certified, women’s health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual medicine and vulvoscopy, from San Diego Sexual Medicine with renowned sexual medicine physician Dr. Irwin Goldstein. She has focused her training specifically in Integrative Gynecology to include: menopause, female sexual dysfunction, sexuality and cancer, sex and pregnancy, and integrative/functional medicine. Dr. Quaile is also trained as a sexual assault nurse examiner and an AASECT certified sex counselor, providing sexual health education, information and personalized counseling to patients of all ages. Dr. Quaile has been working in all aspects of women’s healthcare for over 20 years caring for women of all ages across the health-illness continuum. Her expertise includes peri/menopausal concerns, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, low libido in women, interstitial cystitis, effects of cancer and cancer treatments on sexuality, pregnancy/postpartum sexuality, and female sexual health.Dr. Quaile earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland and second Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma, Master of Science in Nursing with Honors, with a specialty in Women’s Health from Vanderbilt University and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University.The Sexual Health Optimization and Wellness (SHOW) Center@theshowcenter@showcenterdrqTara Thompson, PharmDTara Thompson  (She/Her/Hers) obtained her Doctorate from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 2012, after receiving her Biomedical Science degree from Texas A&M University. She joined Innovation in 2012 to advance her clinical mindset by focusing on women’s health and pursue her love for compounding. Tara collaborates with providers and patients across the US who are interested or presently using compounded medications to treat women’s health. Her areas of expertise and extensive research include Female Sexual Dysfunction, Pelvic Health and Pain, and Hormone Replacement Therapy. She frequently provides lectures and webinars on Women’s and Men’s Health and sits on a monthly sexual health panel of experts. Tara recently developed Innovation Compounding’s Dermatological and Cosmeceutical line of products spanning from acne support to chemical peels. She currently serves as the Vice President of Clinical Services at Innovation Compounding, is a Fellow of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice for three colleges of pharmacy in Georgia.@thesexualhealthpharmacistInnovation Compounding Pharmacy@innovationcompoundingFind us on Facebook, Instagram, and at our website! Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
Welcome to #justASK! #justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.No questions are off-limits and answers are not to replace medical advice from your provider. But we are here to lend an ear and helpful advice because we've been there, seen that!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
In honor of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we want to conclude the month of January with an intimate and personal discussion about the effects of sexual trauma and how one can heal from the experience of a sexual assault.Topics covered will include:• Trauma: What is it, and what are the stages?• An explanation of sexual trauma• What to do if a sexual assault has occurred• Live Q&A with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner• What to expect during a SANE exam• An honest conversation about healing and recovery• Words of encouragement and personal testimony of recovery• Advice for parents, guardians, and mentors• Live question and answer (Q&A) throughout the event• Trusted resources for help, advocacy, and awarenessFor one hour, Dr. Tara Thompson, pharmacist and specialist in women's sexual health, will interview Heather Quaile, DNP, WHNP-BC, SANE (The SHOW Center), and Kristine Jones, Author, Speaker, Motivator, and Women's Advocate.#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
Listen along as we answer all of your heart health questions in this candid discussion about heart disease and the impact on women —especially African Americans.Host: Dr. Heather Quaile DNP, WHNP-BC,SANEThe SHOW CenterDr. Tara Thompson, PharmDInnovation Compounding PharmacyFeatured Guest:Dr. Dominique J. Smith, MD, FACOGPremier Women's Healthcare and Aesthetics#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
Today we're talking with nutrition and weight loss expert Jamie Young, Founding CEO of Real Results, about fun, easy, and practical steps you can take to achieve nutritional wellness and balance in your life.⁣⁣⁣⁣We welcome you to share this video with friends and comment or message us with any questions you have about how you can apply this information to your day-to-day life.⁣⁣⁣⁣No question is off-limits. 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗔𝗦𝗞!#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find Real Results Online!Website: www.realresultsforlife.comInstagram: www.instagram.com/real.results.for.life Facebook: www.facebook.com/realresultsforlife Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
Today we're talking with Michelle Sariev, BSN, MS, NP-C, AAHIVMS, about preventative health, sexual wellness, and eliminating disparities in LGBTQ health care.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣In celebration of #PrideMonth, we welcome you to share this video with friends and comment or message us with any questions you have about how you can apply this information to your day-to-day life.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣No question is off-limits. 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗔𝗦𝗞!⁣⁣⁣#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find us on Facebook, Instagram and at our website!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
Today we're talking with Dr. Maureen Ryan, DNP, NP-C, about matters of intimacy and the benefits of sexual wellness counseling.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣  ⁣⁣⁣⁣  How to initiate intimate conversations?  How to build confidence and self-love?  When counseling is beneficial?  What counseling looks like?  When to seek help?  Why sexual wellness matters?  Listen along to find the answers to these questions and more!  ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣  DM us if you have a question.  No topic is off-limits.  #𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗔𝗦𝗞  ⁣⁣⁣  ⁣⁣⁣#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣  ⁣⁣⁣  Dr. Ryan holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, dual licensing as an Adult Health and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, ASSECT Certification as a Sexuality Counselor, and is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She educates health care practitioners nationally and internationally on sexual health matters. As a sex therapist and sexual wellness counselor, she believes love and connection are central to human happiness. She helps individuals and couples overcome the obstacles that hinder sexual fulfillment – opening the door to deeper connection and increased love and affection. In partnership with: The SHOW Center Innovation Compounding Pharmacy The Fountain Wellness CenterSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
Today we're talking with pelvic health expert, Amanda Olson, Founder of IntimateRose about pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and pregnancy-related issues.From pain with sex to embarrassing urine leakage, and a show and tell of tools for better pelvic health, we're going to review it all!Have a question about pelvic health? Drop it in the comments or send it anonymously via messenger. No topic is off-limits. #justASK#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find us on Facebook, Instagram and at our website!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
𝗘𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗘𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻Today we're talking with sexual health counselor and educator, Aleece Fosnight, sexuality counselor and consultant, Jenna Benyounes, and nationally certified menopause practitioner and AASECT certified sexuality counselor, Nisha Mckenzie.This three speaker panel discussion is one that you will not want to miss, so grab a pen, paper, and share the link with your friends!Send us your questions in the comments or anonymously via messenger. No topic is off-limits. #justASK--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣Aleece Fosnight, MSPAS, PA-C, CSC-S, CSE, NCMP, is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in urology, women’s health, and sexual medicine. Aleece founded and opened the Fosnight Center for Sexual Health in Asheville, NC June 2020. Aleece believes in creating space for all and validating sexual health concerns through restoring the mind, empowering the body, and optimizing pleasure. www.fosnightcenter.comJenna Benyounes, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, NCMP, is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP), NAMS Certified Menopause Provider (NCMP) and sexuality counselor practicing in Alexandria at Transcend Healthcare. She co-founded the practice to provide care that is luxurious and exclusively inclusive, as she believes everyone deserves an inspiring experience with healthcare. TranscendHealthcare www.transcendhealthcaredmv.comNisha McKenzie, PA-C, CSC, NCMP, IF, is a Nationally Certified Menopause Practitioner as well as an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor. She founded the Women’s Health Collective and is committed to changing the systems and beliefs that have stigmatized female sexuality and women’s health through non-judgmental compassionate care rooted in evidence-based research. Her goal is to continue to collaborate with healthcare professionals across the spectrum to offer services that have proven to be effective in optimizing health.  www.whcollective.com#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
According to one survey conducted by LIVESTRONG, nearly 60% of cancer patients report having sexual dysfunction following surgery. As many as 85% to 90% of prostate, breast, and gynecologic cancer survivors record long-term physical intimacy issues. But there is hope!In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to conclude the month of October with an informative and encouraging discussion about Intimacy After Cancer.Topics covered will include:•  Physical Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction•  Options for Improving Sexual Desire and Function•  Common Questions About Sex after CancerFor one hour, Dr. Tara Thompson, pharmacist and specialist in women's sexual health, and co-host Heather Quaile, DNP, WHNP-BC, SANE (The SHOW Center), will interview Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn. Dr. Lynn is a board-certified gynecologist/sexual counselor and Director of the Evora Center for Menopause and Sexual Health.#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
Today we're speaking with pharmacist and men's health specialist Shawn Hodges, President & CEO of Innovation Compounding pharmacy.In this special edition, we're going to learn how problems in the bedroom may indicate broader health issues for men. We'll explore the topic of sexual dysfunction and discuss the available options for treatment—beyond the little blue pill.We invite you to share this discussion with friends and all men who can benefit from this important conversation. No topic is off-limits. #justASK--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣Dr. Shawn Hodges is a pharmacist and owner of Innovation Compounding, a compounding-only pharmacy located just outside of Atlanta that services 47 states across the U.S. He consults both practitioners and their patients in men's health, women's health, and pain management. Currently, Shawn serves as President for the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding and is a well-respected advocate of compounding pharmacy and patient healthcare rights.#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
Today we're speaking with Dr. Jessica Gerhart about hormone health and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bHRT).In this final episode for Season 1 of the podcast, we will discuss hormone health and bioidentical, or natural, hormones. Dr. Gerhart will provide a history of hormone therapy and explain how bioidentical hormone therapies are made, what makes them different, and what to consider when exploring options for health.We invite you to share this discussion with friends and all men who can benefit from this important conversation. No topic is off-limits. #justASK--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣Dr. Gerhart is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with an innate passion for promoting health and wellness in the community.After attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she played collegiate basketball and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science, she obtained a Doctorate in Chiropractic and a Bachelor’s in Health & Wellness from Parker University.Dr. Gerhart chose to pursue further education and acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and obtained a Master of Science in Nursing, with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner. Links & ResourcesAccelerate growth in your medical practice with The JOI Group#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
In Season 1, Episode 8, about pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and pregnancy-related issues. But what happens during a pelvic examination or therapy session?Listen along as we talk candidly with Pelvic Health Physical Therapist Dr. Terri Robertson Elder, Founder of Thrive Physiotherapy, LLC, about what it's like to work with a pelvic health therapist.We invite you to share this discussion with all who may benefit from this important conversation. No topic is off-limits. #justASK--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣"My mission on the planet is to put LOVE into action by approaching myself and others with CURIOSITY and COMPASSION, seeking to CULTIVATE health and wellness for all."Dr. Terri Robertson Elder (she/her) is passionate about collaborating with people experiencing uncertainty about pelvic, bladder, or bowel symptoms to find understanding and relief so that they may thrive and cultivate joy in movement and sport.Terri graduated from Georgia State University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014, following a decade-long career as a neuromuscular massage therapist and educator. She has spent the last 6 years as a Physical Therapist at a large hospital system, practicing in acute care and outpatient, with primary areas of interest in oncology treatment and pelvic health. Terri also holds certifications as a Kripalu yoga teacher and Pilates instructor and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Dr. Robertson Elder also holds a position as part-time faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy at Georgia State University.#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and at our website!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
When challenging questions arise in doctor-patient consultations, providers who care begin to hunt for answers that they may not have received throughout the course of their medical training. But what happens when patients continually ask questions that neither physicians—nor their colleagues—have been trained to answer or prepared to discuss?Positive Body ImageThe Body-Mind Connection to Orgasms & Sexual DysfunctionNavigating Religion, Faith, & SexSocial Distancing & Sexual WellnessThese are things you simply don't find in the books! Thankfully, conversations are taking place about these issues, and our guest speaker is making them available to practitioners and patients through the Rosy App (website and blog)!In this episode we'll be talking with Lyndsey Harper, MD, about her experience as a healthcare provider  lacking necessary information for patients seeking answers to important questions about their sexual health and wellness.We invite you to share this discussion with all who may benefit from this important conversation. No topic is off-limits. #justASK--- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣Lyndsey Harper, MD is the Founder and CEO of Rosy, an app for women with decreased sexual desire and other sexual problems. Dr. Harper created Rosy out of frustration when she couldn’t find a modern and accessible resource to help her many patients with this problem. Rosy is a resource to connect the 84 million women in the US with sexual problems with hope, community, and research-backed solutions to improve their lives.Visit the website: Meet Rosy App#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and at our website!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
We believe that every person has the right to exercise choices regarding sexual expression and social relationships. In this episode, we're speaking with Brooke Faught, Clinical Director of The Women's Institute for Sexual Health - WISH, and board certified women's health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual and pelvic floor medicine, urology, and vulvoscopy.Listen along as we discuss the importance of helping families—and healthcare providers—to have healthy conversations about sex and sexuality with patients who have intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). --- 𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗼 ---⁣Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, IFDr. Faught is a board certified, women’s health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual and pelvic floor medicine, urology, menopause management, and vulvoscopy. She earned her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University, her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of Pennsylvania, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Vanderbilt University, where she studied social boundaries in young-adult females with Down Syndrome as a foundation for sexuality education.In 2005, Dr. Faught developed and implemented the Women’s Institute for Sexual Health (WISH) as a division of Urology Associates in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently functions as the Director of WISH.The Women's Institute for Sexual Health (WISH)Website  www.wishnashville.comFacebook @WISHNashvilleInstagram @wishnashville#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and at our website!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
In this podcast we’re talking with survivor of sexual assault Sophie Pollack, who is sharing her personal experience and advice about how to cope after experiencing a traumatic sexual assault or  domestic violence event.NOTE: This episode contains discussions of sexual assault and domestic violence. Listener discretion is advised.A Special Message from our Guest Speaker"I, Sophie Pollack, am a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence, which is why I started this grassroots organization. It took me a while to come to terms with wanting to share my story, but I know it would benefit not only me but the survivor community as a whole. I am more than just a survivor. That is not solely who I am. Survivors are more than their past; they are individuals who take their experiences and make a change in the world." About A Path2CourageA Path 2 Courage is a grassroots organization based on the idea of building an advocate base for sexual assault survivors. Being an advocate has become a part of my identity and has helped others shape theirs. With the help of this grassroots organization, I am hoping to continue to build a strong advocate base for sexual assault awareness. Website  www.apath2courage.org Facebook  Sophie Pollack Instagram  @apath2courage#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
It's time to talk about birth control and STIs.There are so many misconceptions out there, but we've got the inside scoop from women's health expert, and founder of the Between Tuplips social media community, Emily McNeal, WHNP.Condoms, pills, IUDs, spermicides, diaphragms, lubrication, dental dams, initiating conversations with partners, getting tested, and slapping the stigma off of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). She's dishing out the latest information that women need to know—and answering the questions that some are too afraid to ask.Guest Speaker BioEmily McNeal, WHNP, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a specialty in women's health. She obtained her BSN from Belmont University, MS from Georgetown University. In addition to her work as a WHNP, Emily is the curator of Between Tulips (@betweentulips). This fun, educational-only social media community provides its members the scoop on everything they want to know about women's intimate care. Emily also serves as a Medical Advisor to The Organic Project (TOP), a women's wellness brand that offers 100% organic, eco-loving tampons and menstrual pads. Instagram @betweentulipsLinkedIn Emily McNealAlso on the web: The Organic Project (TOP)Facebook  @TOPorganicproject Instagram  @toporganicproject#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
In honor of #PrideMonth, this podcast interview features an in-depth discussion about expanding access and equality in healthcare for transgender patients. Listen as Dr. Andrea L. Braden, MD talks about her work in providing medical services to the transgender community and what she believes is most important to understand when caring for this population.Guest Speaker BioDr. Andrea Braden is an Ob/Gyn and board-certified lactation specialist who has dedicated her career to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the medical profession. She currently serves as a co-investigator with researchers from the Grady Trauma Project on a 2 NIH-funded studies that seek to understand the ties between trauma exposure and pregnancy outcomes in African-American patients who receive care at Grady Memorial Hospital. Furthermore, Dr. Braden is one of the founding physicians for Grady Memorial Hospital’s Gender Center, a multi-disciplinary clinic that addresses the specific health care needs of the trans population. Dr. Braden also acts as a physician mentor and works to help change the way healthcare providers interact with their patients by centering them in care decisions. Her passion comes from first-hand experiences of how difficult it can be for people from underrepresented communities to access quality health care. Dedicated to addressing the problem head-on, she strives to empower individuals and healthcare providers through education, community building, and leadership.Learn more about the Emory Transgender Clinic in Atlanta, GA.LinkedIn @andreabradenmdAlso on the web: The Wholehearted DoctorFacebook  @wholehearteddoctorInstagram @wholehearteddoctor#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
What is provoked vesibulodynia?What treatments are available for this condition?Is it possible to heal and enjoy normal activities without pain or discomfort, including sexual gratification?The answer is YES and board-certified OB/GYN and vulvar pain specialist Dr. Jill Krapf is here to tell us how!Listen as she gives us the inside scoop for all four general categories of vulvar pain (hormone related, inflammatory, muscular, and neurogenic) and offers valuable information about treatment, managing symptoms, and how to reframe your thinking so you can heal!Jill M. Krapf MD MEd FACOG IF Dr. Jill Krapf is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist specializing in female sexual pain disorders at The Center for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington, D.C.   She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University. Dr. Krapf is active in research and has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles on vulvodynia and vulvar lichen sclerosus.  She is Associate Editor for the medical journal Sexual Medicine, as well as for the textbook Female Sexual Pain Disorders, 2nd Edition.  She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), serving on the Education Committee and the Social Media Committee.For more from Dr. Krapf, please follow her online at @jillkrapfmdTreatment & InformationThe Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders - Locations in WashingtonDC and NYCAdditional ReadingWhen Sex Hurts: A Woman's Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain by Andrew Goldstein, Caroline F. Pukall, and Irwin GoldsteinMentioned in the PodcastVulvovaginal Pathway - can be found at www.vulvodynia.com#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
In this episode, we're joined by Christine Garvin, host of the Hormonally Speaking podcast, for a compelling conversation about gut health and how it can affect your hormones. The gut is the key to healing hormonal imbalances, yet most of us go through our lives in a constant state of inflammation and dis-ease. Hitting her pain point with a fibroid surgery that nearly killed her, Christine has gone from being in chronic pain to working as a Functional Health Coach that helps connect the dots between gut health and long-term hormone balance.Listen along for an inside look at what it takes to finally heal your gut from all the causes that might be throwing you off balance.Guest Speaker BioChristine Garvin, MA, NE, RWP is a Functional Health Coach based in Asheville, NC. She weaves together her personal health journey – including a fibroid surgery that nearly killed her – with her training in functional health, nutrition, and hormones to help women heal their gut and achieve hormonal balance. She is the host of the podcast, Hormonally Speaking, works with clients all over the world via Zoom, and offers group programs for gut healing and hormone health.Website: http://christinegarvin.comInstagram: @christinegarvinPodcast: iTunes , Google#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)
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