29
Nov

FDA Issues Warning on Vaginal Laser Treatment

Ever go to the doctor and feel too embarrassed to ask your question?   One very common question that DOESN’T get asked is,   “Are you feeling dry or feeling pain with sex?”   You’re not alone. About half of women in perimenopause and menopause share your frustration.   The bad news is that only about 7% ever …

13
Nov

“Inappropriate Touching” Song To Help Prevent Sexual Abuse in Kids

Last night on 60 Minutes one of the stories was about Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman and her story of sexual abuse and inappropriate touching from the then Olympic doctor Larry Nassar.   Aly was a naïve young girl, and like many of her team mates and those before her, trusted Larry Nassar, even though …

5
Jun

5 Tips That Add Sizzle to Your Sex Life

Is your mojo is a no-show? You’re not alone. Decrease in desire is the most common sexual problem women report, and it can begin as early as the 30s. One fairly recent solution for women with low libido is a little pink pill called Addyi (flibanserin). The good news is women the FDA finally approved …

2
May

Discover How and When Menopause Impacts Sex Drive

It’s not surprising that both menopause and age can cause changes in sex drive. Have you noticed a change in yours? Worry and confusion about how menopause might impact sex is a pretty common concern for women, especially in midlife. A groundbreaking study in the April 2017, journal Menopause sheds  some light on this important …

13
Feb

Sex After Heart Attack: Is it Safe?

A heart attack is a common and serious health issue. But it doesn’t have to prevent you from having a satisfying sexual relationship with your partner. According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. While many women think heart disease is something that only happens …

6
Feb

Sex Toys for Menopause

Sexual aids can increase your mojo in the bedroom Interview with Barb DePree, MD, Founder of MiddlesexMD. Dr. Mache Seibel: How did you get started in the area of sexual devices, sex toys and so forth? Dr. Barb DePree: I’m a gynecologist. I’ve been in women’s health for 25 years, and about seven years ago I …

20
Apr

Angelina Jolie, Menopause, Estrogen and Breast Cancer

In this post, I would like to share my thoughts on some important points related to Angelina Jolie, estrogen and breast cancer that are impactful yet have been largely overlooked by most of the coverage. As you likely know, about two years ago Angelina Jolie, who has the BReast CAncer  (BRCA1) gene and a strong …

16
Jun

Air-Infused Female Condom Enhances Female Pleasure

I was recently asked to write a blog post for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Blog about a recent grant I was awarded together with a company called Condax. The grant explores the development of a new female condom that has the potential to enhance female sexual pleasure and support male erections as well …

4
Jun

HealthRock and Dr. Mache awarded Gates Foundation Award

HealthRock® Media Contact: Info@HealthRock.com HealthRock, LLC Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development   Newton, MA – HealthRock LLC announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Mache Seibel, MD will pursue an innovative global health and …

24
Apr

Painful Sex, Vaginal Dryness Common In Menopause, Rarely Treated – Estrogen Helps

For women in menopause, narrowing and thinning of the vaginal tissues and vaginal dryness, a condition called vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is one of the most common symptoms.  Though it affects over half of women, only 7% are treated and many are unaware that effective treatments are available. Typical symptoms are vaginal dryness that can lead …

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