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Women’s Health Questions Answered
by Dr. Shelley S. Binkley, MD


  individual answers to women’s health questions

  dialog with others who share your experience
& understand what you’re going through

  cutting edge info on treatments & medications

  helpful facts, tips & insights into common health problems

  author of the award-winning book DIY Baby! Your Essential Pregnancy Handbook

  over 20 years experience in ob-gyn

Anxiety and Panic:
Early Signs of “Peri-Menopause?”

Peri-menopause is a time of hormone transition for women. Anxiety, panic, and hot flashes are among the first signs. Here are some tips to help you cope with changes as your menstrual cycle winds down.


New Understanding of the Causes of Endometriosis Offers Hope for New Treatment

Endometriosis implants are self-perpetuating and can occur almost anywhere in the body. As a result, some people with minimal endometriosis can have a lot of pain, while others with large cystic endometriosis can have no pain. Find out more about what causes endometriosis — and what might help.


Can Pessaries “Out-sex” Surgery?
A Thoughtful Approach to Incontinence and Prolapse

There have been two approaches to incontinence: surgery and pessaries. Surgery is expensive and risky, while pessaries are affordable and work remarkably quickly. Which should you choose, and why?


Miracle Drug for Fibroids

One of the new treatments for fibroids stands out as being the closest thing to a "miracle drug"  for fibroids as we've found yet. So, given that up to 70% of women will experience fibroids in their lifetime, what is this drug and why haven't you heard of it? Mifepristone is a progesterone receptor antagonist: [...]


Insomnia – Part 1:
Why Can’t I Sleep?

Can't sleep? Learn what causes insomnia, from daytime stresses and life transitions, and see why insomnia increases weight gain, high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression.


Doctor or Midwife:
Which Would You Choose?

Someone asked this question on cafe mom. At the moment I did not have the time to answer it and when I went back I couldn't find the question, so I'm answering it in this post. The short answer is: the initials after a person's name do not signify the quality of care they provide. [...]