September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month. This is a national recognition established by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer in 1999. For over 50 years routine pap smears have helped screen for cervical cancer and help reduce the morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer by 70%. With the widespread use of Gardasil and improved screening fewer …

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Botulinum toxin procedure — How does it work?

When people hear about botulinum toxin being used in the vagina many think it is a “vaginal rejuvenation” procedure. Although plastic surgeons have made the use of botulinum toxin well known for the treatment of wrinkles, we have found it to also be a very successful treatment for vaginismus. Unlike the treatment of wrinkles where …

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Maintaining cervical health.

We happened upon this easy-to-read article on maintaining cervical health and found it to be a reasonable answer to the question of how often should a woman get a Pap smear. This is particularly relevant given the report in the September 2009 Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suggesting some women can wait three years in …

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