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Focus on sexual health

May 2017 Vol. 5 No. 2

Author: Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF

Medical models of sexual response represent arousal as a desirable and pleasurable experience.1-3 In some women, however, genital arousal occurs in the absence of sexual interest or desire. First described in the literature by Leiblum and Nathan,4 persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD), previously referred to as persistent . . .

February 2017 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Emi Canahuati, MA, CSE and Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF

I am pleased to introduce Emi Canahuati, a sexuality educator and trainer who owns Talk and Thrive Education, LLC, which provides workshops, educational videos, and private coaching sessions so that parents can obtain the tools they need to have open, honest, and age-appropriate conversations with their children about sexuality . . .

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

Author: Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF

In June 2016, the third annual Women’s Sexual Health Course for NPs, sponsored by NPWH and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), offered the firstever dedicated vulvoscopy training course for healthcare providers (HCPs). And for good reason. It is impossible to properly care . . .

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF

This column is the first part of a 2-part series.
The aging process can compromise sexual functioning in both women and men. Many older persons deal with this situation by terminating sexual activity—perhaps because they are unaware of various therapeutic approaches that are available. If patients address this . . .

February 2016 Vol. 4 No. 1

Author: Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF and Susan Kellogg-Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF, FCST, CSC

Many sexually active women use products and devices to enhance their sexual experiences. Other women may not be aware of the wide variety of products that are available or how to acquire them, or they may not be comfortable venturing into this territory. Two experts in the field of female . . .

By Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF
Many healthcare providers avoid addressing and treating sexual problems in women for a multitude of reasons, including the paucity of FDA-approved medications for female sexual dysfunction (FSD), concern about the additional time required during the patient visit, and confusion over billing . . .

By Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF
Menopause affects many areas of a woman’s body, including vulvar and vaginal tissue. Most women present with some degree of atrophic vulvovaginal tissue changes in the years following menopause, and up to nearly half of all menopausal women are symptomatic. In . . .

By Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF
Until recently, BDSM has remained largely “underground” in the United States because of the explicit nature of the activities and social stigma surrounding such participation. Although many books and movies have included BDSM in their content, it was not until 50 Shades . . .

 
By Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF

Billable coding for general medical diagnoses and procedures is a complicated process. Within a subspecialty such as female sexual health, which lacks a clear consensus regarding diagnostic coding for sexual dysfunctions, the process can be even more challenging and frustrating. As . . .