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07 Apr In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

In vitro fertilisation or IVF involves the following steps: Patient is given hormone injections to stimulate ovulation. The hormone causes her ovaries to produce many eggs. The gynaecologist removes the eggs from the ovaries through the vagina under ultrasound guidance. The eggs are examined under a microscope. Mature...

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07 Apr Vaginismus

Vaginismus or difficulty to allow penile penetration during sex is a common cause of female sexual dysfunction. It is due to involuntary spasm of the muscles around the vaginal opening. These muscles go into spasm because of pain or fear of pain. Vaginismus is common...

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07 Apr Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is one of the common sexual problems, especially among newly married couples. It is most often caused by anxiety and rarely due to physical problems.This condition is defined as ejaculation before the man wishes it (American Psychiatric Association). How long a man is...

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07 Apr Difficulty in Ejaculation

Delayed ejaculation or retarded ejaculation is a very distressing condition as the patient may feel embarrassed, isolated, confused and very frustrated. The spouse may also feel inadequate which may put more pressure on him and compound the problem further. If untreated, it may lead to...

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07 Apr Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction/ED)

In order to understand impotence, one should know the conditions that must be present for erection to take place. These are: The male sexual organs, including testes and penis must be healthy Circulating hormones (substances travelling through blood and acting on specific organs) including male sex hormone...

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07 Apr Pain During Sex (Dyspareunia)

For women, pain can occur in the pelvic area during sexual intercourse. This is called dypareunia. The pain may be superficial at the entrance of the vagina, or deep with penetration on penile thrusting. Some women may also experience severe tightening of the vaginal muscles...

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07 Apr Fertility Awareness

Conception can only occur at a certain time of a woman's menstrual cycle when the egg is fertilized by a healthy sperm at ovulation. Fertility awareness means the ability to identify the signs and symptoms of fertility during the menstrual cycle so that you know...

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