Barry J. Jacobson, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursOb/Gyn Associates of Delaware County
Springfield, PA 19064
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- United Healthcare
- Bryn Mawr Hospital
- Delaware County Memorial Hospital
- Springfield Hospital
When should I worry if one breast is bigger than the other?
HealthyWomen answeredIt is quite common for each breast to be slightly different in size, a condition called asymmetry. Breast asymmetry is defined as a difference of form, position or volume of the breast, and it affects more than half of all women. In fact, one study of 100 women who wanted breast augmentation with implants found that 88% had natural asymmetries.
Why do women have orgasms?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
Evolutionarily, having an orgasm was one of the ways that women could tell whether a man would be a good lifelong partner, because it could help women distinguish between a caring, patient male and a selfish or impatient one. Nevertheless, female orgasm can be so subtle that some women don't even know when they've had one. Many of the physical manifestations of a woman's orgasm are designed to help increase the chance that the sperm will find its target and fertilize the egg.
The fact that women can be stimulated to orgasm through not only the genitals, but also the mouth, nipples, and other parts of the body, points to the complexity of the system - and reinforces the fact that the true biology of sex really revolves around the brain. (One theory is that sexual stimuli are carried from the cervix and uterus to the brain through a branch of the nerve called the vagus nerve - one of the nerves stimulated during deep breathing and meditation.)
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How can I know if I'm ready to have a child?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
There's no bigger decision than when—or whether—to have children. In this video, clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein shares with Dr. Oz the two questions every woman should ask herself in order to help make the choice that's right for her.
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