The Conversation You Should Have With Your Gynecologist

Bet you and your gynecologist have NEVER had a conversation like this! Take a few minutes out of your day to hear what Dr. Alyssa Dweck and Geri are discussing.

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Do You Enjoy Regular Sex?

 

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“Been there, done that,” you’re saying to yourself, about the last question. OK, so you’re not a sexual dynamo.

Not a problem. Bet you didn’t know, however, that sex ranks right up there when it comes to maintaining your general health. “Women who have regular sex have less depression, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease. And those with poorer health have less sex. The two clearly are intertwined,” asserts Dr. Alyssa Dweck, a New York doctor who has dropped the obstetrical part of her obstetrics-gynecology practice to concentrate on the feminine sexual health of her aging patients. (more…)

Meet A New Kind Of Gynecologist

A sea change is taking place in the medical profession: Many female doctors, who once practiced gynecology and obstetrics, are dropping the obstetrical part of their practices to concentrate on the feminine sexual health of their aging patients.

This is a significant development for women in perimenopause or menopause, who now are opening up more about the dramatic physical–and mental–changes they’re experiencing, and turning to their doctors for advice and help.

doctorDr. Alyssa Dweck is one of these doctors. Based in Mt. Kisco, New York, she has been in practice for over 20 years and is associated with Northern Westchester Hospital. She also is an assistant clinical professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and has an appointment with Mass General in Boston.

FabOverFifty was pleased to sit down with Dr. Dweck to discuss this exciting news for our community.  She’s “thrilled” about the attention being focused on feminine sexual health.

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How Fiera Is Improving My Post-50 Sex Life

I’m discovering that women, 50+, pretty much fall into two groups: Those who don’t dare talk about their weight, age, sex life, and whether they’ve had fillers or plastic surgery on their faces.  And those who do!

I’m pretty certain that the women in the first group believe others will think less of them if they reveal they’re 58, let’s say; weigh in at 161.4 pounds; lost much of their libido, and had liposuction on their jowls. Of course, I respect how they feel, even if my attitude is wildly different. Let me be perfectly clear: I’m not thrilled about my age (68); my weight (I don’t weigh myself, but I’ve revealed my belly online so you know I’m not 127 pounds); my decreased sex drive, or my sagging skin. And even if I can’t do a darn thing about my age, I do try my darndest to mitigate the effects of aging. If you read my blog, you know my story: Diet, exercise, top-notch skin care, hairpiece, and yes, jowl reduction.  

Sex is one area where I hadn’t exerted much effort. After I stopped taking estrogen, about seven years ago, my libido started declining. Although I wasn’t mourning the loss of sex drive, I wouldn’t have minded getting it back. I was consumed with creating FabOverFifty, however, beginning around the same time I stopped taking estrogen. So my libido took a back seat. (more…)