Barry J. Jacobson, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursOb/Gyn Associates of Delaware County
Springfield, PA 19064
- AmeriHealth (Indep BC)
- Bravo by Elder Health
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Coventry Health Care
- Health Net
- Health Partners
- Keystone Health Plan East (Indep BC)
- United Healthcare
- Bryn Mawr Hospital
- Delaware County Memorial Hospital
- Springfield Hospital
How are women affected by the pressure to conceive?
Good In Bed answeredNo matter how excited a woman is about the prospect of being pregnant, she can experience just as many sexual roadblocks as her male partner. Sex on demand can be tricky for her -- even if she’s the one doing the demanding. For example, it’s easy for women to get in the goal-oriented, baby-making mindset, where sex is simply a means to an ends. That can mean that she may not even be in the mood when she initiates sex, but is guided instead by ovulation. Yet a lack of desire can lead to additional problems, like decreased lubrication and difficulty climaxing. It’s important to devote the same amount of attention to foreplay and arousal when trying to conceive that you normally would.
Why do my fingernails change around the time I get my period?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
Menstruation, or periods, can affect the fingernails. In this video, Dr. Oz explains the link between the two.
What is the Women's Health Initiative?
The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was established in 1992 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. These include cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis. It was a 15-year long prevention study. It included a randomized controlled clinical trial, observational study and study of communty approaches to developing healthful behaviors. The randomized controlled clinical trial looked at promising, but unproven, approaches to prevention: hormone therapy, dietary modification and calcium/vitamin D supplementation.
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