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Archive for the ‘ sexuality’ Category

How sexual lubricants can affect fertility

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Renee E Mestad, MDKazim R Chohan, PhD, HCLD Upstate family planning expert Renee Mestad, MD is joined by Kazim Chohan, PhD, director of Upstate’s Andrology Laboratory, to discuss the findings of Chohan’s recent study on common sexual lubricants and their impact on conception. They also talk about other things that may impede a couples’ chances of conceiving.

Read the study: In vitro effects of coital lubricants and synthetic and natural oils on sperm motility, and read the story: Study warns some lubricants could block conception


Understanding the beginning of menopause

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Heather ShannonCertified midwife Heather Shannon, CNM, NP, director of  Midwifery and Gynecology at Upstate, helps us understand the symptoms and treatments for menopause and its precursor peri-menopause.  Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery Program offers personalized care options for women at all ages and stages of life.  Read the story: Tackling Menopause’s Side Effects

For more information, call (315) 492-5875.


‘Peds to Parents’ – The ABC’s of teen sexuality

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Karen Teelin, MDKaren Teelin, MD, an Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital pediatrician who specializes in adolescent medicine, talks about the ABCs of sexuality. According to a National Youth Risk Behavior Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, efforts to combat the spread of teen pregnancy, HIV and other STDs among teenagers have stalled.  Read more about Upstate’s Pediatric and Adolescent Center
Watch Dr. Teelin’s interview with YNN.

Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers


What is low testosterone, or ‘low t’?

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Upstate urologist JC Trussell, MD, talks about testosterone, or ‘low T’ – what it is, how it affects the body and treatments that are available today.  For more information:  Adult Urology Clinic at Upstate – call 315 464-1800.


9/2/12 The ABC’s of teen sexuality

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Dr. Karen Teelin, an Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatrician who specializes in adolescent medicine, talks about the ABCs of sexuality.  According to the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  efforts to combat the spread of teen pregnancy, HIV and other STDs among teenagers have stalled.  Watch Dr. Teelin’s recent interview with YNN.

Read more about Upstate’s  Pediatric and Adolescent Center