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Hair or bare?

Many women pose questions to their healthcare provider (HCP) about the removal of pubic hair. Although not medically indicated, removal of hair around the...

WHO Factsheet: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

What are sexually transmitted infections and how are they transmitted? More than 30 different bacteria, viruses and parasites are known to be transmitted through sexual...

Two additional PGAD accounts

By Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF Healthcare providers (HCPs) need to understand a patient's experience of a health condition in order to provide effective...

Vaginal Microbiome in Gynaecological Cancer

The vaginal microbiome is comprised of a plethora of bacterial species (ranging from 20 to 140), with the most abundant representation by Lactobacillus species. Next generation...

Sexuality in the aging population: Q&A from a certified sex therapist

The author of the second part of this 2-part series on sexuality in the aging population is a Certified Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric/Mental Health...

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

Many healthcare providers avoid addressing and treating sexual problems in women for a multitude of reasons, including the paucity of FDA-approved medications for female...

PrEP for prevention: Practice update

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.2 million persons are living with HIV in the United States, and about...

Billable coding for female sexual dysfunction disorders

Billable coding for general medical diagnoses and procedures is a complicated process. Within a subspecialty such as female sexual health, which lacks a clear...

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause: The new vulvovaginal atrophy

Menopause affects many areas of a woman’s body, including vulvar and vaginal tissue. Most women present with some degree of atrophic vulvovaginal tissue changes...

The elusive vulva

This article reviews some of the more common vulvar dermatoses that healthcare providers may encounter in their practice. Many of these conditions warrant vulvoscopy...