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A New Look at the Older Vagina

 
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At a time when men’s concerns around their aging penises get constant print and media attention, women are sometimes woefully unsure about the changes that are taking place with their genitals. They may see a diagram up on the wall in their gynecologist’s office illustrating a graying, slumped over woman with sagging skin and drooping breasts (where is the image of a 57-year-old Christie Brinkley when you need it?)—but that often serves as the extent of available insight and somewhat specious visibility.

Dr. Barbara DePree began focusing her practice on mid-life women eight years ago when she noticed that her intake questionnaire pointed to the need for a resource dealing with women who were having trouble with their sexual health.  An OB/GYN doctor with a twenty-year track record, DePree is the Director of the Women’s Midlife Services at Holland Hospital.

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Saw this first on HuffPo, but wanted to say again that it's a great post! Honest discussion about these sorts of issues are hard to come by, and another great resource is WVFC (http://womensvoicesforchange.org/sex-talk-vaginal-dilators-vagifem-and-coming-out-of-a-dry-spell.htm) where they discuss it in a conversational manner.

March 20, 2011 - 8:27pm
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If you need more sizes of dilators, so you can take each step more gradually, these may be helpful. http://middlesexmd.com/product/vaginal-dilators-set-7
They're more expensive, but work well.

March 7, 2011 - 11:28am
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