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findingeve Patient Expert

Louisville, Kentucky
I hold a master's degree from the University of Louisville in Bioethics and Medical Humanities. I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in History with minors in Humanities and Political Science, also from the University of Louisville during which time I wrote a senior thesis about... Full Bio
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Vaginismus by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health My apologies for an absence! There were finals, work, a brief foray at an ivy league university, and two family emergencies–and my birthday was a week ago. Time marche ... Read on »
Is Milk Really That Good for You? by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health After recently spending four days in Cleveland at a bioethics conference I came away with several new, and renewed, perspectives on women’s health issues.  The first tha ... Read on »
Welcome! by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Hello and welcome to this blog.  Being a female is and always has been difficult.  One of the most difficult issues, if not the most difficult issue, facing women from t ... Read on »
Oncofertility: A Budding Field by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, another topic brought up by my time at the bioethics conference in Cleveland:  oncofertility.  I had often thought about this very idea, but didn’t realize there was ... Read on »
Lactation: Mother’s Milk by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, since we talked about conventional cow milk a couple of days ago as well as soy and organic milks, I thought we should spare a thought for human-produced milk.  I ha ... Read on »
Gender and the OB/GYN by findingeve Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have often heard small clusters of young women, and sometimes not-as-young women, discussing the issue of whether it is better to have a female gynecologist, a male gy ... Read on »
History of the Pap Smear by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Let’s talk about how Pap smears got to where they are today. A lot of people never consider the name of the test and where it originates. Even ones who do think about ... Read on »
Crabs: What Are They? by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In school growing up there were numerous crab jokes made by my classmates.  If we wanted to give the ultimate insult we would say, “S/he’s got crabs.”  Of course, we did ... Read on »
Introduction to the Cervix by findingeve Patient Expert 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The word cervix has only recently come to refer almost exclusively to the portion of the uterus that narrows between the vagina and the body of the uterus (corpus uteri) ... Read on »
Diaphragms by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Diaphragms are a popular type of contraception that consist of a sheath of silicone or latex around a circle-molded spring that is placed in the vagina prior to inter ... Read on »
Female Sexual Arousal by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health What IS female arousal? With men, it is pretty straightforward to determine whether a man is aroused or not. Is the penis erect or not? Of course, there are nuances t ... Read on »
Vaginal Rejuvenation by findingeve Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health While there are a myriad of possible gynecological surgeries, which ones do women elect to have performed?  In the past tubal ligation and varying degrees of hysterectom ... Read on »
Female Orgasm and Resolution by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health By popular demand (or at least one demand), today’s entry will make a complete circle of Masters and Johnson’s human sexual response cycle.  So, what happens after arous ... Read on »
The Clitoris by findingeve Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, since I’ve mentioned the clitoris in the several past entries, let’s talk about it a little more. The clitoris is oftentimes the most misunderstood part of women’s ... Read on »
The First Oophorectomy by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Having had an oophorectomy, I am incredibly interested in the surgical removal of ovaries.  Removal of one ovary is called a unilateral oophorectomy; removal of both is ... Read on »
The “G Spot” by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health We mentioned the “g spot” a few entries back and it clearly begged more attention. So, what IS the g spot? Why is it called the g spot? What can the g spot do? What ... Read on »
History of the IUD by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Speaking of Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg, let’s talk about intrauterine devices (IUDs) since Dr. G is recognized as the first developer of the modern IUD.  IUDs, in a crude sens ... Read on »
Blog news by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Greetings all! I recently received an honor by being invited to be a featured HealthBlogger in the Women’s Health Community at Wellsphere.com. That’s quite exciting to ... Read on »
Fallopian Tubes by findingeve Patient Expert 3 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health What springs to mind when Fallopian tubes are mentioned?  That they “connect” the ovaries to the uterus which leads finally to the vagina and the outside of the body?  P ... Read on »
Health Information Online by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health As you all may know, I am a master’s student in bioethics.  Our curriculum covers a wide array of subjects and I am currently in a public health class learning about hea ... Read on »