Health Stories

Let’s Talk About Sex

In her mid 20s, Katie was unfamiliar with the pain that was happening to her.   Conversations about sexual health are uncommon outside of a sexual education class and remains an uncomfortable topic to broach for physicians and patients alike.   For Katie, the discomfort and uncertainty of her pain was initially difficult and embarrassing to explain to her doctors.  After three years without a conclusive explanation,  Katie was asked by a gynecologist to point to the location of the pain - identifying the location led to the diagnosis.  In the podcast Katie talks about the importance of talking to others about culturally taboo topics (e.g. sex, reproductive organs), asking a physician for the reason behind a clinical test (or blood draw), and remembering that a conversation with a physician about sex may be uncomfortable, but it may be worth the initial embarrassment for the sake of your health.

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