Men and Sex: It’s Between the Head and the Heart

There are so many references to men thinking with the “wrong head.Then there is the miracle Viagra cure for male erectile dysfunction. Doesn’t it seem that men should feel a bit “objectified” in all this? In reality, when men make life decisions, it is usually for similar reasons as women. Take infidelity for example: Men are rarely unfaithful for just the sex. Read any of the countless books and blogs about affairs. Men tend to be unfaithful because they are searching for validation, appreciation, and justification. Men tend to need stroking, not just the kind we typically think they need. When a guy loads the dishwasher once a week; they want us to notice and thank them. Now you may think “why should I thank him, it’s not like I haven’t loaded the dishes the other 20 times, and washed [...] Read more

Five Ways Women Can Communicate Better with Family, Friends and Healthcare Providers

As women, we have a distinct advantage in communicating with family, friends, coworkers and our healthcare providers. This is by design as our brain centers for language and hearing are more developed than those of men, according to The Female Brain by Dr. Louann Brizendine. In total, women have 11 percent more neurons than men in the portion of the brain centered on emotion and memory formation. Here are some of the distinct advantages of communicating as a woman. 1. Women have ideal verbal agility. This gives women the natural ability to multitask in the midst of juggling all that life affords. 2. Connecting deeply in friendship is easier for women than men. This provides a close-knit network for support and comfort in challenging situations. 3. As women the ability to diffuse conflict [...] Read more

Rural women need the tools to fight cancer

Read as Dr. Jenkins remembers her mother and her fight against breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Jenkins' editorial ran in the Houston Chronicle, the Amarillo Globe News and Lubbock Avalanche in 2010. http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Rural-women-need-the-tools-to-fight-cancer-1706030.php

Even in Health Care: You say Toooomato, I say Tomaaaato

Please know that when I present sex and gender differences they are not absolute. There are many health issues that have sex or gender differences that can mean the difference between the right diagnosis and the wrong diagnosis. In effect, we all want the right diagnosis. A wrong diagnosis or even working with a wrong diagnosis in mind is misleading. It can lead you down a path of expensive testing, and may cause you to question what you are actually feeling. There are instances of providers telling you that your blood work is perfectly fine and then staring at you as if you will suddenly “feel better” because of the wisdom they just bestowed upon you. It can be argued that men and women present their health issues differently. It can boil down to communication. In other words, how do you [...] Read more

One in Three Cases of Domestic Violence is Against Men

Domestic violence usually starts with erosive emotional and psychological abuse and escalates to physical violence. Domestic violence against men is not often talked about. However, the statistics estimate that this type of violence occurs in about one of three cases. Men are highly reluctant to report abuse by women out of fear and embarrassment. Men often fear they will be seen as lying, covering up their own abusive behavior or weak. An abusive wife or partner may verbally and emotionally abuse their mate. They may use physical violence against the person or destroy his possessions. Abusive women may use the children as pawns to cause fear that the children will be kept from him or harmed. Domestic violence against men generally begins with verbal abuse and intimidation. Domestic [...] Read more

Her “Moodal” Cycle Cycle: What It Is and Why You Need to Know About It

In the book, Eat Like a Woman (ELAW), author Staness Janekos and I work to give you the science behind the differences between men and women in the nutritional needs and healthy lifestyle habits. One of the greatest things about the book is the connection of a woman’s brain and her gut. Based on research, I have been telling my patients for years about Her “Moodal” Cycle and we include this in ELAW. Her “Moodal” Cycle is based on the following “truisms.” 1. Women don’t sleep as well as men. You can read about these in scientific papers or find it demonstrated in your own bedroom. A woman’s brain wakes up as soon as her mouth says goodnight. The fact is more than 60 million women are sleep deprived getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night. 2. A sleep deprived woman will not lose weight. [...] Read more

Oh, My! The blog entry that you have all been waiting for!

Sexual Health Matters In honor of menopause awareness month I decided to update and share a list of 15 things you should know about about sexual health. 1. “I am a sexual being” Most of us have many different roles in life such as wife, mother, caregiver, and friend. The busy pace causes us to forget about our inner sexual self. Move sexuality up on the priority list or at the very least put it on the list! 2. Menopause impacts sexual function. The loss of estrogen which occurs after menopause contributes to vaginal dryness, pain and irritation during sex. Women find becoming lubricated and achieving orgasm is more difficult during and after the menopause transition Low-dose topical estrogen, which is safe for the majority of women, can be applied to the vagina just 2 or 3 times a week and [...] Read more

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