Nancy Monson
Nancy Monson is a freelance writer and certified health coach whose work has appeared in numerous major clinical and consumer print and online publications.
British Study Sheds Light on Postmenopausal Dyspareunia
Dyspareunia is a common female health problem, according to a large British population probability survey, affecting 7.5% of sexually active women.
SERM Ospemifene Reduces Vestibular Nerve Fiber Sensitivity
A newly published pilot study is the first to show that the selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) ospemifene effectively normalizes vestibular innervation sensitivity, in addition to confirming that it relieves postmenopausal vestibular signs and symptoms.
Cervical Cancer Survivors Have High Scores for Sexual Distress
Higher levels of distress were linked to increased vaginal sexual symptoms, worry about dyspareunia, dissatisfaction with a relationship, and concerns about body image in a study looking at sexual well-being among cervical cancer survivors.
Lower-Dose Estradiol Vaginal Cream Effectively Relieves Postmenopausal Dyspareunia
A lower-dose estradiol vaginal cream than is currently available in the United States was an effective and well-tolerated treatment for dyspareunia in postmenopausal women, according to a recent phase 3, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Laparoscopy Significantly Improves Deep Dyspareunia Associated with Endometriosis
According to researchers, laparoscopic treatment can significantly improve the sex lives of women with endometriosis by relieving deep dyspareunia.
Dyspareunia Linked to Underlying Form of Endometriosis
Women who complain of dyspareunia are four times more likely to have endometriosis than healthy women, according to a study.
Young People Can Suffer from Sexual Dysfunction
Although most young people have a healthy sex life, many—and particularly young women— may have one or more sexual dysfunction issues, according to results of health survey.
Impact of Delivery Type on Female Sexual Function Explored
The route of delivery of a child does not have a long-term effect on female sexual dysfunction in primipara mothers, according to a study.
Condom Use Should Be Encouraged for All Women with BV
Women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) should be encouraged to use condoms with all acts of sex, according to a recent multicenter study.
BV increases risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes
Pre-pregnancy visits should include vaginal examinations to rule out bacterial vaginosis (BV), as well as oral examinations to assess for periodontal disease, according to a prospective study.