Use the links below to browse our complete library of articles on sex and fertility.
Women’s sexuality and fertility,
by Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified Menopause Clinician & Dixie Mills, MD FACS.
For many women, sexuality and fertility are closely intertwined. Women to Women
talks about women’s sexual health and how to maintain it before and after
Low sex drive
in women — causes and solutions, by Dixie Mills, MD FACS &
Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified Menopause Clinician. Almost every woman
experiences changes in her libido and sexual response during perimenopause. Here’s
help in understanding what’s happening to you and why — and what you
can do to feel like yourself again.
sex in midlife, by Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified Menopause Clinician.
With more Baby Boomer women enjoying revitalized sex lives, their risk for contracting
a sexually transmitted disease or infection is on the rise as well. Learn what emotional
and physical factors play into sexual wellness for women in midlife, as well as
practical guidance in how to talk to your partner about safe sex (a useful skill
for sexually active women of all ages!).
PCOS and fertility —
Answers to your most important questions, by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN
NP & Marcy Homes, NP. Women with PCOS are often told that they have
little chance of getting pregnant, but there are options for improving fertility
in PCOS through dietary and lifestyle changes.
Infertility: an alternative
perspective, by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. The ability
to reproduce is tied to so many of our deeply held beliefs about our sexuality,
our belief systems, our self-worth, our very humanity — no wonder people don’t
want to talk about it. For those who are ready, this article offers frank talk about
how to make informed decisions and regain control of your fertility, including causes,
treatment options, and how to naturally enhance your fertility.
Sexology 101 —
ignite your sex life with advice from an expert, by Marcelle Pick,
OB/GYN NP. Sexual changes in midlife leave women understandably frustrated
— and wondering how to get their “groove” back. Women to Women’s Marcelle Pick talks
with sex educator Barbara Carrellas about ways to restore — or develop — your sexual
How the mind/body
connection affects fertility, by Niravi B. Payne, MS.
If you are having difficulty conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term, you may
be unaware of how strongly your family’s history and early childhood experiences
affect your overall health, which includes your ability to conceive.
Premature ovarian failure,
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. Aside from the unique emotional challenges
a diagnosis of POF can present, there are unique health concerns to consider, all
of which can be overwhelming. With new research on the causes of premature ovarian
failure, we think the term “POF” fails to serve women experiencing this
disorder. Here’s an update on conventional and alternative treatments, and
advice on keeping yourself healthy through POF.
Endometriosis — start
with a natural approach, by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP & Marcy Holmes,
NP, Certified Menopause Clinician. As is true of fibroids, “endo”
is on the increase. Learn its underlying causes, and what you can do to make it
better short of surgery.
Choosing birth control
— options for women, by Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified Menopause
Clinician. A woman’s ability to govern her own fertility
is of primary importance to her health and well-being. Here is Women to Women’s
three-part approach to choosing a birth control method, based on assessing each
woman’s unique needs and prefererences.
Birth control method
comparison chart. A compilation of currently available choices,
this chart lists the pros and cons of the various methods and can serve as a useful
guide to your birth control decisions.
Answers to common questions
about birth control, by Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified Menopause
Clinician. Here you will find answers to the most commonly asked
birth control questions we hear through our Personal Program or at the clinic.
IUDs and other non-hormonal
methods for birth control, by Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified
Menopause Clinician. For women considering non-hormonal options
for birth control, there is new information available on the safety and effectiveness
of self cultivation, by Carrie Levine, CNM. Over two-thirds
of women report never experiencing a “vaginal” orgasm. Here is a fresh
perspective on the anatomy of the clitoris, and a discussion about the reasons why
masturbation is healthy for our minds and bodies.
STD signs, symptoms
and testing, by Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified Menopause
Clinician. STD’s are one of those global “facts of
life” as old as humankind — but that doesn’t mean we should draw
the covers up over our heads in dread or throw caution to the wind — neither
approach will serve us. The best preventative is knowledge — and a good place
to start for anyone concerned about their risks is by learning common STD signs
and symptoms, as well as what’s involved in testing (see our full article
on safe sex for tips on prevention).
What to know about
Pap tests and pelvic exams. Even with the advent of HPV vaccine
on the horizon, it is our belief that routine pelvic exam and Pap testing is the
number–one way to protect your reproductive health. Don’t let fear of
the unknown put you at unnecessary risk.
colposcopy, ECC, endometrial biopsy, and genital wart treatment.
An overview of some common evaluation procedures women undergo following abnormal
Pap test readings, as well as treatment options for genital wart removal.
How the Personal Program can help
The Personal Program is a natural, guided, at-home approach to taking control of
your health, based on over 25 years of clinical success. Four versions of the Personal
Program address each of the four most common health issues facing women today:
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Last Date Modified: 05/10/2011