After 30 years of pain with deep penetration during sex, Annie finally found a solution. She tells us about the long journey it took to get there, including scores of physicians, multiple surgeries, diagnoses including endometriosis, fibroids, and ovarian cysts, the challenges it presented in her relationship, and how she had lost hope. Fortunately, she never gave up.
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Annie returns for part 2, describing how a stuck tampon lead them to find her daughter's septate hymen, and the surgical procedure that resulted. Annie talks about the physical experience, as well as her parenting experience.
50 year old Annie discusses the labiaplasty she had age 17: what it was like to discover that her vulva was different, how it affected her, why she chose to have a labiaplasty at a young age, and her thoughts since then. This is part 1 of a 3 part interview.
I'm Dr. Leslie Wakefield, a pelvic health physical therapist. I have had the privilege of speaking to so many fascinating women through my work, and have often wished that other women could listen in and benefit. This podcast is the result of that wish.