BackTable / Urology / Podcast / Episode #116
Myths & Truths About Women’s Pelvic Health
with Dr. Ashley Winter and Dr. Jennifer Anger
This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia, Dr. Ashley Winter, and Dr. Jennifer Anger explore truths and myths about women’s health topics, covering pelvic floor health, sexual health, and postpartum care.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2023, September 6). Ep. 116 – Myths & Truths About Women’s Pelvic Health [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Ashley Winter
Dr. Ashley Winter is a practicing urologist specializing in sexual medicine with Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Jennifer Anger
Dr. Jennifer Anger is a urologist and gender affirming pelvic surgeon at UC San Diego in California.
Dr. Jose Silva
Dr. Jose Silva is a board certified urologist practicing in Central Florida.
First, the doctors discuss aging and the role and safety of hormone replacement therapy. They stress the importance of educating urologists on the risks of estrogen and progesterone, as unopposed estrogen can cause endometrial cancer.
Next, they discuss how pregnancy-related health changes. Ashley shares her first-hand experience on urologic, sexual, and hormonal health during and after her pregnancy. New symptoms, such as increased urgency and frequency during pregnancy, hot flashes, hair loss, and vaginal dryness, may arise during and after pregnancy. Then, they discuss the options women have for delivery, including cesarean section, and the need for pre-birth counseling.
Additionally, they discuss general women’s health topics that are often stigmatized, such as vaginal prolapse and vaginal odors. Different treatment options available for prolapse, such as pessaries. Then, they explore the complexities of vaginal odors, which may point to a dietary or infectious cause. Finally, the doctors conclude the episode by debunking myths about hygiene, UTIs, and vaginal rejuvenation.
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