Tag Archives: Women

Psychiatric Illness More Common in Women Undergoing Oophorectomy

Not infrequently we see women who ask about the possibility of oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries) as a means of managing what appears to be a menstrually related mood disorder.  While this is an option rarely pursued, it appears that women with certain psychiatric conditions are more likely to undergo bilateral oophorectomy for non-malignant… Read More »

Women Share All the Embarrassing Ways Men Get Female Anatomy Completely Wrong

Unsplash/Sharon McCutcheon Having sex with someone for the first time isn’t without its hurdles: you both have to figure out what turns each other on, and help each other get over those initial nerves and embarrassment. But things can get real weird, real fast, when one partner doesn’t understand the basic mechanics of how the… Read More »

Suicidal Ideation in Pregnant Women Not Always Associated with Depression

It seems that there is considerable variation in the estimated prevalence of suicidal ideation in pregnant and postpartum women across studies. One element that may contribute to this variation is how we assess for this symptom. Many studies use self-report questionnaires, such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) which asks how often “the thought… Read More »