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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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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 »
Diet and Gender Determination by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I have been hearing and reading for some time now about the belief by some that a mother’s diet can help determine the gender of a fetus.  Generally, this possibility is ... Read on »
Hormonal Differences by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health If you are anything like me and read the medical headlines every day you have probably noticed in the past few weeks a spate of articles about how hormones can affect a ... Read on »
Rare Ectopic Pregnancy, again by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In the last blog entry I detailed the story of Zahra Aboutalib, a Moroccan woman with a rare complication of an ectopic pregnancy, a lithopedion.  The second incredibly ... Read on »
Rare Ectopic Pregnancy by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Last night The Learning Channel replayed a program that I originally saw about a year ago entitled “Extraordinary Pregnancies.” It told the story of two women and their ... Read on »
Sperm by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Sperm may seem an odd choice of subject for a “young woman’s guide to gynecology and obstetrics.”  But it is this last word, obstetrics, that makes sperm a good choice f ... Read on »
Quick Update by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I live! Yes, I have been absenting myself from the blog, but for a good reason. I needed to concentrate on school until the end of the semester. I am within hours of ... Read on »