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2005 – 2015: Women’s Voices for Change Celebrates 10 Years

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Ten years later, I am pleased to report that our organization, WVFC, is still here. This year we will embark on a mentoring initiative to show women on the cusp of the second half of life that their best decades are ahead of them. And today, we are honoring Christy Turlington Burns at our annual luncheon in New York. She has been chosen as our 2015 Champion for Change, an award given to women who have made a difference.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Is the ‘Female Viagra’ for Me?

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Important work by Rosemary Basson, M.D., introduced the concept of a “circular” response cycle in women, as opposed to the more “linear” one that describes male sexuality, in which desire leads to arousal as a prelude to sex. Many women report “multiple reasons for initiating or agreeing to sex,” and desire may not be experienced until after arousal.
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Dr. Pat Consults: Preventing the Perils of Summer

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

I have asked three members of the WVFC Medical Advisory Board for their advice to help all of us have a safer summer. Dr. Anetta Reszko discusses what causes acute sunburn, Dr. Jason Kendler provides information on tick-borne illnesses, and Dr. Baxter Allen covers the risks of trauma from boating, swimming and cycling.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Egg Freezing and Your Future Pregnancy—What Women Need to Know

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

"Egg freezing" or oocyte cryopreservation has reduced the pressure on women to have children during a limited reproductive time period when they may have not yet found their partner or be able to take on the responsibilities and joys of parenthood. For those women, oocyte cryopreservation offers the possibility of extending that window.

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Alternative Treatments for Depression (Dr. Pat Consults)

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

A series of well-controlled studies showed SAMe to be as effective as, and better tolerated than, the older tricyclic antidepressants, and the majority of studies show it to be more effective than placebo. It can be used on its own for the treatment of depression.

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