MYTH: Wine helps painful intercourse.

I am always surprised at how many patients I see who tell me that their gynecologist recommends they have a glass of wine before intercourse. They say it’s to help them relax and that it would help with the pain they experience during intercourse. Not only does this not work, but the patient is left …

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Medical Center for Female Sexuality — A nice comment about us.

Here’s an email we received from a woman whom we helped after she found no answers from her regular physicians: “Dear Bat Sheva — I want to make sure you know that I feel very lucky to have found you guys and had an incredible experience working with you, Melissa, and Cathleen. You helped me with …

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Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus interviewed by CBS News on female sexual desire.

Last week, Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, who has been the clinical director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality for 10 years, was interviewed by CBS Channel 2 News in New York regarding the expected upcoming approval of a treatment for low sexual desire in women. Flibanserin, manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, is …

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Why I’m not as crazy as I thought.

The following is a blog entry written by a patient at MCFS. Later this week we will post another entry by the same patient, reporting on her progress. This was written in October 2009. For about 14 years now I have been told constantly that things are in my head. Stomach cramps — must be stress, acne — must …

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