What Your Husband Should Know About Menopause

doctorDr. Mary Jane Minkin’s office is about two hours from my home but I’d travel even farther to call her my doctor. I met Dr. Minkin about four years ago, when a leading pharmaceutical company invited me to participate in its campaign about vaginal atrophy. As Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine, and one of the country’s leading experts on women’s health and wellness, Dr. Minkin is a consultant to the company, as she is to many other brands that target perimenopausal and menopausal women.

Today, Dr. Minkin talks to us about men and menopause.

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[ANONYMOUS POLL] Has Erectile Dysfunction Entered Your Bedroom?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects nearly 30 million American men, reports the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

A common condition, which can be caused by everything from kidney disease and diabetes to stress and depression, ED can take a toll on a couple’s sex life and relationship. We’re curious whether the men in your life experience ED.

Please take our anonymous poll so we all can learn more.

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In Sickness & In Health: Your Vows in Action

When you marry, you promise to love your partner, unconditionally, through sickness and in health. Given life’s unpredictability, some marriages end, amicably, during hard times; others, not so much. Couples also may choose to endure their hardships together, and may come out stronger.

When a partner takes ill, it can be mentally and physically draining, even downright scary. There’s something noble, however, about being able to unconditionally love someone, especially through the worst of times.

Today, we are pleased to share some comments from our FOFriends who are caring for their sick husbands, as well as from those whose husbands have died. (more…)