Have you heard of Addyi?   The FDA has approved the new medication to help pre-menopausal women with libido.  It is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for acquired, generalized Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.   Addyi is creating some buzz in the media.  Many women have been reading about the medication…

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Over the last week we have received many calls about the Zika virus at Partners in Women’s Health. Currently there is limited information about Zika as this is a new and emerging threat to pregnant patients.  However, we would like to provide you with some basic information about the virus. Zika is in the family of flavaviruses. It…

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I recently came across an interesting article in The Atlantic, about women using contraceptives to not have a menses.  My colleagues and I have similar conversations with our patients on a daily basis. Many times we will prescribe oral contraceptives so that patients will not have a period, and the Mirena IUD many times will eliminate monthly…

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October is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.  Unfortunately, there is still no good screening test for ovarian cancer. Still, as has been the case for last 50 years, most cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in later stages, so it is encouraging that our leaders bring it up and are committed to fighting it. President Obama…

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Travel does not need to be off-limits when you are pregnant. Here are a few tips to help you plan and have a relaxing vacation or business trip. The best time for travel is your second trimester (13-26 weeks).   By this point you should be past morning sickness and daily queasiness, but you still have…

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The practice of taking pills made from dehydrated placenta postpartum has been in the news lately, as reported by NPR.  This practice is called Placentophagy.  It is defined as the act of mammals eating the placenta of their young after childbirth.   We caught up with Dr. Anthony Shaya, of Partners In Women’s Health in Jupiter,…

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Dr.  Anthony Shaya, MD, MPH, FACOG, of Partners in Women’s Health, answered some questions about this rare uterine malformation. What is a “unicorn uterus”?  A unicornuate uterus is when there is only one side or one horn to the uterus.  Cornu means horn in latin.  The other side (meaning the other horn) is either very…

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Children and young adults should get Merck’s new HPV vaccine to prevent various forms of cancer, including cervical cancer, federal advisers said Thursday. The Gardasil 9 vaccine protects against more strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer, throat cancer and several other cancers. It can replace the older version of the vaccine,…

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