Inger Friberg, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursFriberg Medical Associates
385 Park Ave
Glencoe, IL 60022
When should a woman start having pelvic exams?
Stephen K. Montoya, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered on behalf of Sunrise Hospital & Medical CenterA woman should have her first pelvic exam at age 21, says Stephen Montoya, MD, an OB/GYN at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he discusses how frequency for this exam can change with your age.
Can menopauase cause heavy vaginal bleeding?
John Lipman, MD, Interventional Radiology, answeredNo. By definition menopause is the complete cessation of menstrual bleeding for 12 consecutive months. This often occurs in women between 45-50 years of age, although a number of women go well in to their fifties before going in to menopause. Women over 40 years of age who are still menstruating (i.e. perimenopausal) can get an increase in bleeding severity due to a "final squeeze of estrogen" as the body prepares itself for approaching menopause. In women with fibroids, this can stimulate fibroid growth and make a previously asymptomatic woman become symptomatic, or worsen a woman's symptoms requiring treatment.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Isn't "girl power" a feminist idea and message?
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Administration, answered
A clever advertising tactic that has become mainstream is to manipulate the message that many feminists have tried to promote: Girls have the power to be anything we want, including the president, if only we use our voice and ideas. Advertisers and other media have reinterpreted this idea as "Girl Power," which tells girls we can wear anything we want and no one can tell us otherwise. In this interpretation, power has nothing to do with character or achievement but is instead the result of having a perfect body and not being afraid to show it off.
Many movies and television shows feature "powerful" characters that are in-your-face, aggressive, kick-butt women. But these action heroines dress in skintight clothes, if they bother to wear any, and are almost all white and thin with big breasts. They are nothing more than male fantasy objects that Hollywood constructed, cleverly co-opting the language of feminism. The notion that sexuality and promiscuity equal power and control is particularly perilous for girls navigating our way to adulthood.
Find out more about this book:Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era
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