In today’s episode, I share a powerful story with you. I recently reached out to the members of the Fertility Friday Facebook Community and asked if anyone had experienced negative side effects on hormonal contraceptives. The responses were overwhelming, and today I invited Madeline on the show to share her experience with hormonal contraceptives. Specifically how they contributed to her experience of painful sex and also her decision to undergo surgery to remove a part of her vulva as a way to treat it.
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Topics discussed in today’s episode:
- What is vulvodynia and why did Madeline require surgery for it?
- What was it that finally took the pain away for Madeline?
- What is the link between hormonal contraceptives and pain with intercourse?
- Do hormonal contraceptives cause changes in the tissues of your vulva?
- Is there any scientific research to support a link between hormonal contraceptives and painful sex?
- Can hormonal contraceptives cause your clitoris to shrink?
- What does it feel like to have vulvodynia?
- How does vulvodynia impact your sex life?
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In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email [email protected] to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).
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