| Posted On Mar 07, 2022 | By:

How to Talk About Puberty With Girls

You probably remember the somewhat awkward stage in life called puberty. Puberty marks the beginning of the transition from childhood to adulthood. Puberty is accompanied by many physical and emotional changes. While each girl may experience puberty differently, learning about each stage and the changes they bring can help you support your child and navigate the stages of puberty together.

Puberty happens due to changes in the hormone levels in a person’s body.

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| Posted On Apr 02, 2013 | By:

Top 10 Questions Women Ask Their Primary Care Doctor

I gave this presentation not too long ago at the Massachusetts Health Council’s Women’s Health Care Conference.  As I prepared this talk, I had a hard time narrowing my topics.  I could easily have addressed at least 20 questions I hear from women each and every day in the exam room.  But these 10 seem to be the most frequently asked.

Regardless of how many I have addressed here,

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| Posted On Feb 26, 2013 | By:

A “Regular Cycle:” It’s All Relative

Talking about irregular periods first requires establishing what is and is not “regular.” When asked how long a woman’s menstrual cycle should be, most people would answer 28 days. But that’s just an average – very few women have 28 day cycles, and fewer still have 28-day cycles every single month, time and time again.

For most women, cycles run anywhere from 21 to 34 days, so defining regularity needs to be defined in terms of what is right for you.

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