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Painful Sex: A Woman’s Guide to Pelvic Floor Health (Part 4)


Jocelyn Fitzgerald, MD, FACOG


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In today’s final episode of the four-part series on pelvic floor health, we aim to break the stigma surrounding a common issue that many women can intimately experience: painful sex. In this candid discussion, Dr. Jocelyn Fitzgerald—a urogynecologist and pelvic reconstructive surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center—shares the numerous factors that can cause women to encounter pain and discomfort during intercourse. We invite you to listen in, where we uncover how sexual trauma, menopause, and even lubrication ingredients can lead to symptoms such as vaginal dryness, spasms, and nerve pain in the pelvic floor region. We hope that this series has been valuable in helping women feel less alone in their health struggles and more empowered to speak to their providers about any concerns they may be experiencing. Please visit Beyond the Paper Gown for more information about this episode and the Beyond the Paper Gown podcast series. 

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