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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...