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Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Guest Post by Dr. Sallie Sarrel, PT, ATC, DPT NOTE: This post was originally published on this blog on March 17, 2016. Dr. Sallie Sarrel is a Women’s Health Physical Therapist. “We have emerged from the days of Freud and finger pointing that sexual pain is only psychological. Especially in the case of women with endometriosis, sexual pain is driven...
The Fifth Vital Sign: A grassroots movement towards menstrual cycle literacy

The Fifth Vital Sign: A grassroots movement towards menstrual cycle literacy

Guest Post by Kelsey Knight and Emily Varnam  For three months this year, Kelsey and Emily, a doula and nurse duo, traversed the United States by car offering free reproductive health classes in over 60 locations. They called the project The Fifth Vital Sign, and their mission is to use education as preventative care, encouraging individuals to make informed choices...
SMCR Member Profile: Exploring psychosocial factors associated with postpartum psychosis

SMCR Member Profile: Exploring psychosocial factors associated with postpartum psychosis

Marie C. Hansen, M.A., Long Island University Brooklyn, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student When and why did you join the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research? I joined the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research in 2014 after being told about the organization by my mentor, Dr. Aurelie Athan, of the Maternal Psychology Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University. I was interested in...
SMCR Member Profile: Setting the record straight about endometriosis

SMCR Member Profile: Setting the record straight about endometriosis

Heather Guidone, Program Director, Center for Endometriosis Care  When and why did you join the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research? I was invited as a guest speaker to the 2013 SMCR conference and was immediately impressed by the depth of camaraderie and spirit with which I was welcomed—it felt like “coming home.” I’ve been an active member ever since. The...
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