I have been inspired by women patients who have come in to see me over the course of my practice. There are some patients who already have an inkling of impending trouble with their lady-parts. And others who are outright horrified by symptoms they are experiencing down there.
I am concerned that so many women don’t know what’s happening inside their vaginas, causing their problems. And what’s more, there has been no place to go to learn about Vagina Dilemmas in detail. It’s certainly not something you would have learned about early in life; it’s not covered in school sex education classes, not even in Biology.
Although an estimated thirty-four million women worldwide are affected by prolapse (when one of the body organs drops out of its natural place inside the pelvic area), and millions more suffer sexual dysfunction that originates in the vagina, women are reluctant to discuss vaginal issues, even with their doctor. Many women today are simply unaware that they do not have to live with the pain and trauma that plagued their mothers and grandmothers.
My mission is to provide patient-friendly information about this serious subject. (After all, what could be more serious to you than what’s going on in the vicinity of your vagina?) There are the tried-and-true repairs and treatments for alleviating vaginal problems. And there is a revolutionary new therapy for vaginal revitalization that is proving to be life changing for women who have survived breast cancer and cannot or are afraid to take estrogen therapy.
As we share together through empoHER, you have the power to become an informed patient—to know what’s normal, what’s not normal, and to take greater control of changes to your vagina over time.