On January 30th 2016 Dr. Sherry Ross gave a presentation for the “It’s Our Turn” Young Women’s Conference at Brentwood School. The presentation covers a variety of topics including, puberty, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and feminine hygiene.
As a doctor with years of experience practicing medicine, even I am confused about what to take to help reduce the chance of getting a cold or reducing how long it keeps you out of commission. The list is long, but the ones I have chosen to discuss have clinical evidence to support their benefits.
Is calcium supplementation right for you? When people think about calcium levels in our body, most people think of what can go wrong: osteoporosis, hip fractures and bone and teeth weakness. It may be surprising to learn that over 98% of calcium in our body is stored and found in our bones.
There is nothing glamorous about postpartum depression… just ask Hayden Panettiere, Brooke Shields, Marie Osmond, Gwyneth Paltrow or Courtney Cox bringing to light their experiences of severe postpartum depression.
1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. All of us know a handful or more of friends and family who have gotten “the call” from their doctor breaking the frightening news. Despite that, you may be surprised to learn the incidence of breast cancer has been dropping over the past 10 years.
Planned Parenthood’s mission is “to provide convenient, affordable access to a comprehensive range of quality reproductive healthcare and sexual health information, through patient services, education and advocacy.”
Women have been feeling “gender injustice” in the bedroom for a long time. If you look at the sexual dysfunction scoreboard you would see 26 FDA approved medications for erectile dysfunction for men and 0 for women, it is clear not much attention has been paid to women’s struggles under the sheets.