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    How to Treat Vaginal Dryness In Menopause

    Sex is supposed to be fun, and it’s definitely not supposed to hurt. But one of the consequences of menopause is vaginal dryness, which for ...

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    I Have No Sex Drive – Could It Be My Hormones?

    In the office this week I saw a frazzled soccer mom, a newlywed, an executive empty nester and a marathoner all with the same symptom: low ...

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    Exercise for Your Vagina

    It’s worshipped in some cultures, taboo in others, but ultimately, the vagina is an amazingly versatile muscular tube with a variety of ...

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    Handling Migraine Hangover

    If you suffer from migraines (like I do), you know that when the dull, throbbing, deep headache hits, you drop everything. Because you know ...

  • Is DHEA the Next Wonder Drug for Menopause?

    Many of the currently menopausal women in the United States came of age during the "Swinging Sixties."  ...

  • G is for “Getting Through Perimenopause”

    I decided to write about perimenopause not only because it’s my favorite subject, but also because a patient of mine has ...

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    “A” for Atrophy

    Vaginal Atrophy will affect every women as she ages, so this is a very important topic to cover. But why is it that no one ever talks about ...

  • HPV: A Perpetual Problem or Brief Infection?

    There are many of us who have been exposed to HPV -- both high and low risk subtypes. This month's blog will attempt to answer some of the ...

  • If It’s Not Menopause, What Is It?

    It's hard to believe, but the first landmark study of women's perceptions of menopause (Neugarten, 1965) found that, "Not knowing what to ...

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  • Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO, is a board-certified OB/GYN in private practice in Franklin, TN, and serves as the vice chief of staff at Williamson Medical Center. She is the co-author of The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood and The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey through Baby’s First Year.