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Using simulation to practice and perfect gynecologic procedure skills

Minimally invasive office gynecology procedures such as endocervical polypectomy and endometrial biopsy are routinely performed by women’s health nurse practitioners (WHNPs). To ensure patient...

Dyspareunia for a dozen years in a young woman

A 30-year-old woman named CL presents to the office as a new patient. Her health history is notable for dysmenorrhea; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea dominant; and dyspareunia since the onset of...

Female sexual dysfunction: Why is it so difficult to treat?

By Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF Many healthcare providers avoid addressing and treating sexual problems in women for a multitude of reasons, including the...

Focus on sexual health

By Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF Menopause affects many areas of a woman’s body, including vulvar and vaginal tissue. Most women present with some...

BDSM: The 50 Shades Revolution

By Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF Until recently, BDSM has remained largely “underground” in the United States because of the explicit nature of the...

Managing female sexual dysfunction

  By Casey B. Giebink, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC and Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN Although about one-third of women report concerns with sexual functioning,...

Billable coding for female sexual dysfunction disorders

By Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF Billable coding for general medical diagnoses and procedures is a complicated process. Within a subspecialty such as female...

Motivational interviewing and adherence to osteoporosis regimens

Osteoporosis is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs—billions of dollars annually. Although many types of pharmacotherapy are available to prevent or treat...

Treating women with osteoporosis: Review and NPWH survey results

The author reviews osteoporosis, including basic facts about the disease, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. In addition, the author presents findings of a...