Thursday, November 23, 2017

Black To Life… For A Healthier You

Openness is the key to good health

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES

For information about examinations, please contact the Las Vegas All Women’s Care offices at (702) 522-9640, or visit us at 700 Shadow Lane No. 165 (1st floor) in Las Vegas.

In “Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs,” author Pearl Cleage opens up about her tumultuous past. Not so much the content, but the title of the book inspires me to address some of the “secrets” many women wish their mothers would have discussed with them.

On this Mother’s Day, I want to urge women — especially those closely related to one another — to open a more candid dialogue about issues of female health.

This extends well beyond traditional “birds and bees” conversations. I remember as a young girl being viewed with suspicion whenever I made any inquiry about sexual matters. Today, the reality of unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases (and many other issues with serious implications for women’s reproductive and overall health) make those conversations not only relevant but essential.

There are no secrets in medicine. For mothers who still find those conversations with their younger daughters uncomfortable, an OB-GYN can help. You can still be mommy the protector, while allowing a doctor to explain with clarity the medical implications of the transition to womanhood.

For additional information, contact the Las Vegas All Women’s Care offices at (702) 522-9640. Or visit us at 700 Shadow Lane No. 165 (1st floor) in Las Vegas.

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