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#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.

justASK‪!‬ Sexual and Pelvic Health Experts

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#justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidenced-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.

    Episode 2.11: Special Men's Health Edition with Nicole Owens, FNP

    Episode 2.11: Special Men's Health Edition with Nicole Owens, FNP

    In celebration of MOVEMBER, an annual campaign is celebrated to raise awareness of men's health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

    This podcast will focus on the work that Family Nurse Practitioner, Nicole Owens, is doing to help male patients navigate their life and sexual health while managing chronic conditions or physical disabilities.

    Guest Speaker Bio
    Nichole Owens specializes in Urology as a Nurse Practitioner at University of Mississippi Medical Center. In her practice, she focuses on the care of chronic neuro urological conditions such as congenital disorders like spinal bifida and cerebral palsy, as well as patients with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke. She also treats bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women. She is passionate about using a holistic approach to treat these chronic health conditions while striving for the highest quality of life.

    #justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)

    • 34 min
    Episode 2.10: Congenital Neuroproliferative Vestibulodynia, Patient Testimonial

    Episode 2.10: Congenital Neuroproliferative Vestibulodynia, Patient Testimonial

    In this episode, we're talking directly with a patient who was born with Congenital Neuroprolifertive Vestibulodynia. Listen as she talks with co-host Dr. Heather Quaile about her personal journey as she experimented with numerous medications and treatments before finding the proper support and therapeutic options to overcome her pain.

    Heather Quaile DNP, WHNP-BC, CSC, IF
    Dr. Heather Quaile (She/Her/Hers) is a board certified, women’s health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual medicine and vulvoscopy. Trained as a sexual assault nurse examiner and an AASECT certified sex counselor, Dr. Quaile provides sexual health education, information, and personalized counseling to patients of all ages.

    View her profile on LinkedIn
    Website  www.theshowcenter.com
    Instagram  @showcenterdrq
    Facebook @theshowcenter


    #justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)

    • 45 min
    Episode 2.9: Changing the Conversation About Sexual Pain with Ohnut Founder Emily Sauer

    Episode 2.9: Changing the Conversation About Sexual Pain with Ohnut Founder Emily Sauer

    Ohnut is changing the conversation about pain and discomfort during sex with its unique wearable device that customizes penetration depth during intimacy.

    Listen along as we talk with CEO and founder, Emily Sauer about how to use Ohnut products; her personal experience with painful intercourse; and the wonderful wellness resources she has for our listeners!

    Guest Speaker Bio
    Emily Sauer is a spritely entrepreneur who has always been passionate about creating catalysts that spark human connection. While developing Ohnut (an intimate wearable designed to help women and couples who experience deep dyspareunia) she co- founded the Lady Bits League, founded the Pain Perception Project, and is now launching Pelvic Gym to connect people and professionals f rom all over the sexual and pelvic health world, through education and story.

    Connect with Emily on LinkedIn

    About Ohnut Co
    Ohnut is the revolutionary wearable that allows couples to explore comfortable penetration depths. Available in the United States and 195 countries abroad, the product can be purchased online through the website at Ohnut Co.

    Follow @OhnutCo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter


    Additional Resources
    Lady Bits League
    Pelvic Gym
    Pain Perception Project
    Just the Tip (blog)


    #justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)

    • 37 min
    Episode 2.8: Gut Health and Balancing Hormones with Christine Garvin

    Episode 2.8: Gut Health and Balancing Hormones with Christine Garvin

    In this episode, we're joined by Christine Garvin, host of the Hormonally Speaking podcast, for a compelling conversation about gut health and how it can affect your hormones.

    The gut is the key to healing hormonal imbalances, yet most of us go through our lives in a constant state of inflammation and dis-ease. Hitting her pain point with a fibroid surgery that nearly killed her, Christine has gone from being in chronic pain to working as a Functional Health Coach that helps connect the dots between gut health and long-term hormone balance.

    Listen along for an inside look at what it takes to finally heal your gut from all the causes that might be throwing you off balance.

    Guest Speaker Bio
    Christine Garvin, MA, NE, RWP is a Functional Health Coach based in Asheville, NC. She weaves together her personal health journey – including a fibroid surgery that nearly killed her – with her training in functional health, nutrition, and hormones to help women heal their gut and achieve hormonal balance. She is the host of the podcast, Hormonally Speaking, works with clients all over the world via Zoom, and offers group programs for gut healing and hormone health.

    Website: http://christinegarvin.com
    Instagram: @christinegarvin
    Podcast: iTunes , Google


    #justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)

    • 42 min
    Episode 2.7 : Provoked Vesibulodynia: Interview with Dr. Jill Krapf

    Episode 2.7 : Provoked Vesibulodynia: Interview with Dr. Jill Krapf

    What is provoked vesibulodynia?What treatments are available for this condition?Is it possible to heal and enjoy normal activities without pain or discomfort, including sexual gratification?The answer is YES and board-certified OB/GYN and vulvar pain specialist Dr. Jill Krapf is here to tell us how!

    Listen as she gives us the inside scoop for all four general categories of vulvar pain (hormone related, inflammatory, muscular, and neurogenic) and offers valuable information about treatment, managing symptoms, and how to reframe your thinking so you can heal!


    Jill M. Krapf MD MEd FACOG IF
    Dr. Jill Krapf is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist specializing in female sexual pain disorders at The Center for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington, D.C.   She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University. Dr. Krapf is active in research and has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles on vulvodynia and vulvar lichen sclerosus.  She is Associate Editor for the medical journal Sexual Medicine, as well as for the textbook Female Sexual Pain Disorders, 2nd Edition.  She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), serving on the Education Committee and the Social Media Committee.

    For more from Dr. Krapf, please follow her online at @jillkrapfmd

    Treatment & Information
    The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders - Locations in WashingtonDC and NYC

    Additional Reading
    When Sex Hurts: A Woman's Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain by Andrew Goldstein, Caroline F. Pukall, and Irwin Goldstein

    Mentioned in the Podcast
    Vulvovaginal Pathway - can be found at www.vulvodynia.com


    #justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)

    • 55 min
    Episode 2.6 Transgender Healthcare: Interview with Dr. Andrea Braden

    Episode 2.6 Transgender Healthcare: Interview with Dr. Andrea Braden

    In honor of #PrideMonth, this podcast interview features an in-depth discussion about expanding access and equality in healthcare for transgender patients. Listen as Dr. Andrea L. Braden, MD talks about her work in providing medical services to the transgender community and what she believes is most important to understand when caring for this population.


    Guest Speaker Bio
    Dr. Andrea Braden is an Ob/Gyn and board-certified lactation specialist who has dedicated her career to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the medical profession. She currently serves as a co-investigator with researchers from the Grady Trauma Project on a 2 NIH-funded studies that seek to understand the ties between trauma exposure and pregnancy outcomes in African-American patients who receive care at Grady Memorial Hospital. Furthermore, Dr. Braden is one of the founding physicians for Grady Memorial Hospital’s Gender Center, a multi-disciplinary clinic that addresses the specific health care needs of the trans population. 
    Dr. Braden also acts as a physician mentor and works to help change the way healthcare providers interact with their patients by centering them in care decisions. Her passion comes from first-hand experiences of how difficult it can be for people from underrepresented communities to access quality health care. Dedicated to addressing the problem head-on, she strives to empower individuals and healthcare providers through education, community building, and leadership.
    Learn more about the Emory Transgender Clinic in Atlanta, GA.
    LinkedIn @andreabradenmd
    Also on the web: The Wholehearted Doctor
    Facebook  @wholehearteddoctor
    Instagram @wholehearteddoctor


    #justASK is a healthcare platform that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information by a multidisciplinary team of sexual health experts in order for individuals to make informed and optimal sexual health decisions.
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EBS8AD46RVKRW)

    • 43 min

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