Ken S. Rao, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursCleveland Clinic Beachwood OB/GYN Specialties
Beachwood, OH 44122
- Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Buckeye Community Health Plan
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Medical Mutual of Ohio/Super Med
- SummaCare Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Hillcrest Hospital
How should I use a vaginal moisturizer?
Good In Bed answeredVaginal moisturizers can provide relief from vaginal dryness, soothing sore or irritated genitalia. In fact, you should make vaginal moisturizer use a regular part of your daily routine. The first time you start using a vaginal moisturizer, apply it seven days in a row, right before bed. After that, you can move into a maintenance schedule, applying it two to three times a week, before bed.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What happens when an egg is fertilized?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredAfter the egg drops from the ovary, it travels through the Fallopian tube, where there's about a 24-hour window when it can be fertilized. Even if you try to summit Everest, this is the most dangerous journey you will ever take. If all goes right, the sperm meets the egg in the Fallopian tube and the two half-genomes unite to form a complete set of genes containing all of the DNA necessary to make a new human being. The fertilized egg says thank you very much and moves along to the uterus. There, it will attach to the uterine lining and begin the amazing process of becoming a baby. Once the sperm fertilizes the egg, the fragile blastocyst multiplies its cells and must implant on the uterus wall to endure the 280-day pregnancy.
Find out more about this book:YOU: Having a Baby: The Owner's Manual to a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy
Isn't "girl power" a feminist idea and message?
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, 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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