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
What is the leading cause of death in women?
Celeste Robb-Nicholson, Internal Medicine, answeredAlthough cancer still ranks at the top of women's health fears, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women. Women are nine times more likely to succumb to cardiovascular disease than to breast cancer, but heart disease encroaches more stealthily; its symptoms may be more subtle and begin about a decade later in women than they do in men, and it usually doesn't kill until women are over 70.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How can working for social and political change help women?
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, answered
Connecting with a group that is involved in working for social and political change can be an empowering and helpful step for many women. It has two advantages: It keeps in plain sight the external causes of one's suffering and it reduces the sense of powerlessness and isolation by providing a way to try to reduce these troubles. It may also help victims feel less ashamed or unusual.
Women who have experienced poor treatment in the mental health system or have found the required help unavailable or unaffordable may be particularly interested in helping to design caring and accessible forms of help and campaigning to make them a reality.
Women whose rights have been violated by practices such as involuntary commitment and forced drugging may want to work for the social and political changes necessary to eliminate coercion from the mental health system. Especially for women who feel victimized or neglected by the system, working to reform mental health care can be empowering.
Could a urogynecologist help with my groin and hip pain?
Kevin Windom, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered
Urogynecologists are trained urologists and/or gynecologists that are specialized in the treatment of female patients who have pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence or other types of gynecologic or urologic problems. Often times, patients with pelvic organ prolapse (in which the bladder is prolapsing into the vagina or the rectum is prolapsing into the vagina or the uterus is prolapsing into the vagina) can have a significant amount of pain in their pelvis and groin area. Sometimes their pain can radiate to their hip. The most common cause of groin and hip pain is usually musculoskeletal and/or low back problems. If this has been ruled out and your physician is at a loss for the etiology of your groin and hip pain, it would be a good idea to seek a urogynecologist's help especially if you are having other symptoms such as problems with bowel movements or problems with emptying your bladder or urinary/fecal incontinence.
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