Pelvic floor physio: Treating pain during sex and other common women’s health issues

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By Maryse Zeidler Pain during intercourse. Incontinence. A prolapsed uterus. Pelvic floor physiotherapist Anniken Chadwick helps her clients with problems rarely discussed at the dinner table, but that are common nonetheless. “Mostly my job is oriented around women’s health, and we just don’t do that well with women’s health in our medical system,” Chadwick said, …

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Sex workers offer intimacy and connection for disabled clients in the age of the dating app

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By Sarah Matthews Oliver Morton-Evans has sought the services of sex workers over the years, because dating can be especially tough for anyone with a disability. Despite having tried “every dating app out there”, Oliver, 39, has never been in a long-term relationship. The Sydneysider, now a successful tech entrepreneur, said despite looking for a …

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Being paralyzed does not mean I can’t have sex…

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and six other myths about sex and disability debunked By Poorna Bell Despite pockets of progress, such as online fashion retailer ASOS recently releasing wheelchair-friendly clothing, there is a long way to go when it comes to representation of people with disabilities. Ignorance abounds because of narrow depictions of living with a disability. Nowhere is this …

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Do You Have Sexual Side Effects From Antidepressants You Stopped Taking?

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From low libido to erectile dysfunction, some people report suffering from enduring sexual problems. By Michael O. Schroeder Antidepressants are widely prescribed, commonly used for depression and recommended to treat a range of other issues, from anxiety disorders to pain. But the medications aren’t without risk – and some potentially serious side effects start, or …

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What’s the Best Way to Talk to a Teen About Sexual Identity?

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A new survey indicates that many teens aren’t getting the information or advice they need about important health issues. by George Citroner [A] nationwide survey of almost 200 gay teens found that young males who have sex with other males aren’t receiving proper advice about critical health issues that affect them. The survey included responses …

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Medically assisted sex? How ‘intimacy coaches’ offer sexual therapy for people with disabilities

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[F]or years, Spencer Williams felt he was missing something in his love life. The 26-year-old Vancouver university student and freelance writer has cerebral palsy. He says he meets lots of potential sex partners but had trouble finding what he was looking for. “I always refer to my wheelchair as it comes to dating … as …

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