Thursday, February 19, 2015

Healthy Habits: Menopause and Sex

Valentine’s Day is all about love and romance. But for many women 50 and older, making love hurts - due to menopausal changes that result in painful sex. It’s a very common condition affecting nearly 32 million women in the United States. But, despite its prevalence, women rarely talk about it with their doctors or even their partners, preventing them from learning more about this problem.   

Dr. Donnica Moore, a physician and leading women’s health expert, gave information in this interview about sexual health issues affecting women 50+ -- as well as the challenges and options available to treat this medical issue. 

Donnica L. Moore, MD is highly regarded as a women's health expert and advocate: as a physician educator and as a media commentator. Known as “Dr. Donnica," she is President of the Sapphire Women’s Health Group and hosts, a popular women’s health information website. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the comprehensive, accessible book Women’s Health for Life and is also the Founder and President of Sapphire Women's Health Group LLC, a multimedia women's health education and communications firm.
Dr. Donnica is most well-known for over 700 television appearances on shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The View, CNN-International, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, just to name a few. Dr. Moore has received more than 30 prestigious awards for her work in business and medicine. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Society for Women’s Health Research. Dr. Donnica is a popular speaker for professional, consumer, workplace and medical audiences. Her work has been featured in more than 40 periodicals such as Business Week, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Moore graduated from Princeton University and the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and underwent residency training in obstetrics along with gynecology and family medicine. She is the mother of two teenagers.

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