Disability and Sexual Health Series: Part 2 - Implicit Bias and Ableism
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6M ago
In part two of our Disability & Sexual Health Series, we chat with Nellie Galindo, MSW, MPH, and AASECT Professional Member, about implicit bias and ableism. She is the founder of Accessible Sexual Health, which is a mission-driven organization that seeks to advance access to comprehensive sex education for people with disabilities. She provides training, resources, and consultation for organizations and individuals who are seeking comprehensive, sex-positive, neurodiverse-affirming, and disability-centered sexual health education. LINKS: Website: https://www.accessiblesexualhealth.com/ In ..read more
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HPVSuperman and HPV-associated Head & Neck Cancer
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by Sex+Health
1y ago
In this episode we chat about HPV and head and neck cancers, specifically those of the oropharynx (the area of the throat just behind the oral cavity, so the base of the tongue, soft palate, the tonsils and the walls of the throat) with none other than SupermanHPV himself, Jason Mendelsohn. Listen as Mr. Mendelsohn shares his experiences as a patient with stage 4 HPV-related tonsil cancer - chemo, radiation, surgery, and a crash course in dealing with a head and neck tumor – along with his advice for patients and caregivers ..read more
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Conversation with Chapter Leader Jolene Whisler
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1y ago
In this episode we talk with cervical cancer survivor Jolene Whisler, the leader of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition’s Peoria, IL chapter. Listen to Ms. Whisler’s insights for patients on making treatment easier, talking effectively with the medical team and practicing self-care. Jolene Whisler’s NCCC chapter page: https://www.nccc-online.org/nccc-central-illinois-peoria-chapter NCCC’s Stories of Cervical Cancer: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD1EE22F29C5EBEC2 Inspire: https://www.inspire.com/groups/national-cervical-cancer-coalition ..read more
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Understanding the Emotional and Relationship Aspects of Trichomoniasis Infections
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by Sex+Health
1y ago
The fourth installment in our series on trichomoniasis (“trich”) infections focuses on the psychosocial impact of trich. In our conversation with Ina Park, MD, we explore common questions that emerge following a trich diagnosis including how long may one have had the infection before it was detected, what partners need to know in terms of testing and treatment, and how patients and health professionals alike can become empowered to discuss sexual health including testing for STIs like trich. Dr. Park is Associate Professor, Family Community Medicine, University of California at San Francisco S ..read more
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Catching-up with Miss USA
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by Sex+Health
1y ago
The reigning Miss USA, Elle Smith, is also an NCCC chapter leader and what a year she’s having! Join us as we check-in with Elle to learn all about her whirlwind tour and how she’s promoting cervical cancer awareness ..read more
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Trich: Treating the Infection, Understanding the Person
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by Sex+Health
1y ago
We continue our series on trichomoniasis (“trich”) infections with a detailed focus on treatment options. With estimates of more than two million cases annually in the U.S., trich is often without obvious symptoms but, undetected and untreated, can lead to health issues including a greater risk of contracting or transmitting HIV and pregnancy complications including early delivery and low-birth weight babies. Learn more about treatment options for trich in our conversation with Dr. Patty Kissinger, an infectious disease epidemiologist and professor with the Tulane University School of Public H ..read more
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Racism, Sexism, and Public Health
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by Sex+Health
1y ago
Trichomoniasis (“trich”) is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection globally, affecting all demographics but with a disproportionate impact on women and marginalized communities. We’re chatting in this episode with Denise Linton, DNS, RN, FNP, FAANP about the systemic reasons behind the high rates of trich and other STIs in under-served populations and what we can do to promote health equity among those most in need. Questions or feedback about this episode? Drop us a line at info@ashasexualhealth.org ..read more
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The Art and Science of Diagnosing Trichomoniasis
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by Sex+Health
1y ago
With roughly two million cases in the U.S., trichomoniasis ("trich") is the most common STI you've never heard of. Most cases don't have obvious symptoms but undetected trich can make it more like to contract or transmit other STIs (like HIV) and the infection is linked to pre-term delivery and low-birth weight babies. Today we chat with Dr. Bobbie Van Der Pol, a professor in the schools of medicine and public health with the University of Alabama, Birmingham where she’s a scientist with the UAB Center for Women’s Reproductive Health. Dr. Van Der Pol is also president of the International Soci ..read more
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Talking about Sexual Health: Getting the Care You Need
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by Sex+Health
1y ago
If you’re a sexually active person— or even if you’re not right now—you probably have questions about your sexual health. Like, should I be tested for STIs? Which ones? Or what are my options for preventing pregnancy? You also might have questions about your libido and why it’s so low…or so high, and whether that’s normal. Or why sex is painful, or getting an erection is so difficult. It’s not always easy to bring these topics up, and it may not be clear exactly what questions you should be asking about your sexual health. So how do you overcome your own hesitancy or embarrassment and start th ..read more
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Eve McDavid on coping with cervical cancer (and pregnancy!) during a pandemic.
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by Sex+Health
2y ago
This is one of the most powerful stories we've bring able to chronicle. In this episode we're joined by a very special guest, Eve McDavid, a Google Strategy Executive and Femtech entrepreneur who was diagnosed with stage IIb cervical cancer in January 2020 just one month before her second child was due and two months before COVID shut down much of the country! Come along with us as Eve recounts her journey of navigating cancer and pregnancy in a medical system overwhelmed with a pandemic. Strong, much? You better believe she is! Eve's Website: https://evemcdavid.com ..read more
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