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    Are Vaginal Moisturizing Melts Safe? An OB/GYN Weighs In

    Vaginal moisturizing “melts” are suppositories made of natural oils that contain added scents and flavors. They're trendy -- but are they safe?

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    How to Treat Vaginal Dryness In Menopause

    Menopause often causes women to experience vaginal dryness, which can mean painful and less enjoyable sex.

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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, 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.