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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...