Rank #1: Relief from Vaginal Atrophy: Restoring Sexuality through Vaginal Rejuvenation
Guest: LaToya Stephens, MD
Vaginal atrophy is a painful and emotionally distressing condition affecting many women, yet many suffer in silence. For those who find traditional treatment options to be ineffective, a vaginoplasty procedure already in use for cosmetic applications has been demonstrated to help counter the most severe symptoms. Join host Dr. Patrice Basanta Henry and Dr. Benita Stephens, Board Certified Ob-Gyn and founder of Ciao Bella Medical Center & Spa in Atlanta, GA, as they discuss the benefits and risks of "vaginal rejuvenation" procedures for symptomatic vaginal atrophy.
Mar 14 2016
Rank #2: Keeping Up on Matters 'Down There:' Feminine Hygiene Advice for Clinicians
Feminine hygiene, though an important part of daily life, is rarely discussed openly,not even in clinical settings.
Host Dr. Michael Krychman sits down with Dr Alyssa Dweck, practicing gynecologist in New York and Assistant Clinical Professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. They give essential tips for clinicians on how to talk to patients about feminine hygiene.
Jul 18 2016
Rank #3: Examining Penile Implants for Surgical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Guest: Charles N. Walker, MD
Dr. Charles Walker, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Urology at Yale University School of Medicine, shares clinical insights about penile prostheses, such as inflatable versus malleable devices, used as surgical gold standards to treat erectile dysfunction.
Jul 07 2016
Rank #4: Opening the Door to Discussing Dyspareunia with Your Patients
Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg demonstrates counseling strategies clinicians can use with their patient when discussing dyspareunia in post-menopausal women.
Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg is Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of OB/GYN at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Professor of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.
Nov 22 2017
Rank #5: The New Trend in Primary Care: Screening for STIs
With the number of women seeing their OB/GYN steadily declining year after year, who’s protecting them from serious health threats like STIs? That’s where primary care providers come in. Take a look to see how your practice can be part of the movement.
Nov 29 2018
Rank #6: Reconstructive Surgery for Pelvic Floor Disorders: Benefits vs Risks for Sexual Health
For women in their 40's and 50's, approximately one in four will develop a pelvic floor disorder such as urinary incontinence. By the age of 80, that prevalence rises to more than 50 percent. The struggle with a pelvic floor disorder has lasting effects on a woman's sexual health, leading to numerous psychosocial and physical consequences in turn. But of equal concern to many patients dealing with the symptoms of their disorder is the potential aftermath of reconstructive surgical treatments, such as mesh slings, due to their troubling complication rates. Are these concerns justified, and if so, how can the risks be mitigated by both physicians and patients?
Joining Dr. Michael Krychman to discuss the misconceptions versus realities of pelvic floor disorder treatments is Dr. Cheryl Iglesia, Professor in the departments of OB/GYN and Urology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Drector of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery section of Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.
Jun 22 2015
Rank #7: Breast Basics 101: What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer Risk, Screening, and Detection
Joining Dr. Jennifer Caudle to discuss top tips in breast cancer risk, screening, and detection is Dr. Monique Gary, breast surgical oncologist at Grand View Health in Sellersville, PA. Dr. Gary earned her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at University of Massachusetts Hospital and went on to complete her fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital.
Apr 11 2016
Rank #8: Low Libido in Women: Ending the Conspiracy of Silence
Women who experience low libido often feel embarrassed, lonely, and unsure where to turn or with whom to confide. Left unaddressed, this issue can have devastating effects on relationships.
Dr. Michael Krychman sits down with Amanda Parrish, nationally recognized patient advocate for women's sexual health, to talk about hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and the need for clinicians to foster open conversations with patients about low libido.
May 09 2016
Rank #9: A Chalkboard Approach to Updates in Cervical Cancer Screening
In August 2018, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final recommendation statement on cervical cancer screening for women of varying ages. This short animated video will tell you what you need to know about these recommendations, and how best to put them into daily practice.
Mar 15 2019
Rank #10: Diagnostic & Management Updates for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Guest: Malcolm G. Munro, MD
This activity will discuss the numerous elements that make up the updated diagnostic and treatment algorithm to manage abnormal uterine bleeding, including using a minimally invasive surgical approach, having a better understanding of the broad umbrella of bleeding that occurs outside of normal cyclic menstruation, performing proper patient workups, and more.
Nov 07 2018
Rank #11: Exercise During Pregnancy: The Evidence on Benefits vs Risks
Many people believe that exercise during pregnancy is detrimental to the health of the fetus. This belief seems to have come from an outdated study that the fetus’s heart rate drops if the mother exercises. More recent studies, however, have supported a counterposition that exercise during pregnancy is safe and can actually be beneficial for both the mother and fetus.
Join Dr. Matt Birnholz and Dr. Linda Szymanski, Medical Director of Labor and Delivery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. They discuss the latest research on exercise during pregnancy, from benefits to harms, and how clinicians can counsel patients on the "right" amount of exercise during this life period.
Jul 06 2015
Rank #12: Talking About Sex: Case Stories Highlighting Physician/Patient Communication Barriers
Guest: Maureen Whelihan, MD
There is a stigma around sex in the United States. That stigma makes it difficult both for patients to disclose details about their sex lives in clinical settings and for physicians to ask patients about sex. Consequentially patients may have treatable but unaddressed sexual problems because their physicians don't know those problems exists.
Join Dr. Matt Birnholz and Dr. Maureen Whelihan, President of The Center for Sexual Health and Education in West Palm Beach, Florida, as they discuss case stories spanning the various ages and stages of sexual health, and their implications in helping physicians and patients talk about sex.
Jun 29 2015
Rank #13: Hysteroscopic Surgery & Fluid Management Strategies
Guest: Mary Johnston, BSN, RNFA, CNOR
Guest: Charles E. Miller, MD, FACOG
This activity will discuss the most significant changes in both in-office and outpatient hysteroscopic procedures, especially those which have resulted in the need to reappraise the parameters of fluid absorption.
Nov 07 2018
Rank #14: Taking the Pain out of Talking to Your Patients with Dyspareunia
Dr. David J. Portman demonstrates how clinicians can begin the conversation of dyspareunia with patients, as well as how to discuss the available treatment options for managing this condition in post-menopausal women.
Dr. Portman is Director Emeritus at Columbus Center for Women’s Health Research; and, Adjunct Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Oct 31 2017
Rank #15: Selecting the Right Contraception for the Dyslipidemic Woman
Guest: Robert Wild, MD, MPH, D.Phil.
Recorded live at the recent Annual National Lipid Association meeting, Dr. Alan Brown welcomes Dr. Robert Wild to discuss types of dyslipidemia that clinicans may see in women of child bearing age, particularly those using hormonal contraception. The two discuss ways for clinicians to trace the source of dyslipidemia in these women, from primary to secondary causes, and how this knowledge can guide future contraception choices.
Dr. Robert Wild is Professor of OB/GYN and Adjunct Professor in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma. He is also Adjunct Professor in Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at Oklahoma State University.
Jun 06 2016
Rank #16: Weighing Testosterone Therapy in Patients With Prostate Cancer
Guest: Abraham Morgentaler, MD
It is widely believed that testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone can lead to an increased risk of prostate cancer. Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, associate clinical professor of urology at Harvard Medical School and author of the book Testosterone for Life, recalls the fascinating story of how this idea of high testosterone levels increasing the risk of prostate cancer originated, and suggests that in fact, the opposite might be true. What evidence supports boosting testosterone levels in men with low levels of the hormone, and that this might not raise a man's risk of developing prostate cancer? Hosted by Dr. Maurice Pickard.
May 01 2009
Rank #17: Adnexal Mass Management: Risk Stratification and Management Practice for Best Patient Outcomes
Guest: Burton S. Brodsky, MD, FACOG
Low awareness of women’s risk factors and symptoms for ovarian cancer, compounded by common use of diagnostic laboratory tests that are less sensitive and not specifically approved for assessing the risk of malignant adnexal mass, are the most important reasons that the great majority of women with ovarian cancer are only diagnosed in late stage disease, when prognosis is far worse.
In this CME activity, join Dr. Burton Brodsky as he reviews best practices in malignancy risk assessment of adnexal mass to improve the detection of ovarian cancer in pre and postmenopausal women in earlier stages, ultimately enhancing their chances at surviving this devastating condition. Additionally, we will share practical strategies to best inform and empower patients, as well as practice management implications to facilitate patients and clinicians’ access to guideline recommended tools for ovarian cancer risk stratification.
Feb 28 2018
Rank #18: Should Annual Routine Pelvic Examinations Go the Way of the Dinosaurs?
Most women will readily testify that pelvic examinations are unpleasant experiences; they can be physically painful and induce anxiety. But recent studies have also indicated that examinations of asymptomatic, average-risk woman may lead to unexpectedly high rates false positives and unnecessary followup tests. So the perennial question resurfaces: are routine pelvic examinations more trouble than they're worth?
Join Dr. Matt Birnholz and guest Dr. Hannah Bloomfield, Chief of Research at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, speaking at ACOG’s annual scientific meeting. They focus on the latest research behind this question of whether routine pelvic examinations are really necessary for monitoring patient health, and the potential pros and cons of abandoning this practice in annual OB/GYN checkups.
Jul 13 2015
Rank #19: Sexuality During and After Pregnancy: Distinguishing Facts from Fiction
Many clinicians think that one of the most dangerous things a woman will ever do in her life is to carry and conceive a child. Stemming from this belief, several misconceptions have risen within the medical community, and by extension the general public, concerning risks of sexual activity during pregnancy. Joining host Dr. Michael Krychman at ACOG's annual scientific meeting to clarify the facts versus myths on sexuality during and after this important life event is Dr. Haywood Brown, Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center.
Jun 15 2015
Rank #20: Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: Selling HPV & Cervical Cancer
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection remains one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in both females and males, with about 9 in 10 people contracting HPV at some point in their lives.
Host Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Samantha Gottlieb, medical anthropologist and author of Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: Selling HPV and Cervical Cancer. They explore the history of Gardasil, a vaccine developed for HPV but marketed primarily as a cervical cancer vaccine, which became embroiled in sociopolitical debates about adolescent sexuality and pediatric vaccinations.
The two discuss these precedents alongside current controversies, such as whether vaccinating both males and females will induce herd immunity, and if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Feb 19 2018