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Posts tagged: menopause

Birth Control: The Basics – Dr. Stephanie Tyo

The pill, the patch, the shot, barrier methods. There are lots of choices when it comes to birth control. In our latest post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast family medicine expert Dr. Stephanie Tyo answers questions about the best birth control choices for you.


What are the different types of birth control available today? (first question)

What is the most common form of birth control? (skip to 2:33)

With respect to birth control pills, how much effectiveness is lost if you miss a day? (skip to 3:06)

Is there a best method for birth control? (skip to 3:22)

How do you determine which form of birth control is the best choice? (skip to 4:04)

What about the risks for the most common forms of birth control? (skip to 4:55)

What birth control methods prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? (skip to 5:33)

How soon after delivering a baby can a woman again become pregnant? (skip to 5:58)

What should a woman beginning perimenopause or even in menopause do with respect to birth control? (skip to 6:41)

What does the future hold for birth control — are there any new advances or changes on the horizon? (skip to 7:26)

Stress Incontinence – Dr. Ralph Turner

Stress incontinence, the inability to control one’s bladder when exerting, coughing, sneezing or lifting an object, is a problem that disproportionately affects women, particularly as they get older. Gynecologist Dr. Ralph Turner of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler answers questions about stress incontinence in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is stress incontinence? (first question)

Does stress incontinence disproportionately affect women? (skip to 0:51)

What are the risk factors for stress incontinence? (skip to 1:24)

What causes the loss of bladder control with stress incontinence? (skip to 1:55)

What is the link between menopause and bladder control? (skip to 2:54)

How is stress incontinence diagnosed? (skip to 3:12)

What are the medical treatments for stress incontinence? (skip to 4:05)

When is surgery an option for treating stress incontinence? (skip to 5:15)

What is accomplished via surgery when treating stress incontinence? (skip to 6:44)

What can a woman do herself to improve bladder control? (skip to 7:47)