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Women's Wellness - 09/22/2016

Women's Wellness

Release Date: September 22, 2016
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Shari Lawson, M.D.
Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Tips and Guidelines for Navigating Your Health

Going to the gynecologist can be a little daunting. You’re not sure what questions you should be asking or if there are certain things that should be brought to your doctor’s attention. From understanding screening and prevention methods for gynecologic cancers to simply knowing what to look out for, our experts are here to ease the worry and help you understand your body even better.

For expert opinion:

Shari Lawson, M.D.

Many women have a tough time speaking to their gynecologists about certain issues. It can often feel embarrassing, but never fear! Your gynecologist has seen and heard it all. There are issues pertaining to your sexual and reproductive health that you should always mention during your visit. Shari Lawson provides seven things you should always bring up to your gynecologist.

Rebecca Stone, M.D.

Gynecologic cancers have often been known as being “silent” — ones that often aren’t detected until it is too late. Luckily, there are things you can do or look out for to determine your risks. From knowing your family history to prevention, Rebecca Stone shares some insights on how you can lower your risk.

Karen Wang, M.D.

Some women experience unexplained chronic pelvic pain. It can be a scary and confusing time when you are first diagnosed with a condition like endometriosis. Karen Wang offers some tips on diagnosis, treatments and easing the pain.

For more information:

Gynecologic Cancers Overview

Infographic

Women’s Health

A Woman’s Journey

For the Media

Contacts:

Taylor Graham
443-287-8560
tgraha10@jhmi.edu

Helen Jones
410-502-9422
hjones49@jhmi.edu