Dr Sherry Ross: “Balance In Life and Balance In The Vagina Go Hand In Hand”
Originally Published on Oct 18, 2020 People | By Michela Di Carlo
If there is a health expert who can flip the perspective about the ageing female body, it is Dr Sherry Ross. The American Ob/Gyn and author has been a fierce advocate of women’s health for over 25 years. Her first book She-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women’s Intimate Health was named one of the six ‘Most Life-Changing Wellness Books of 2017‘ by Prevention.com and Women’s Health Magazine. Her second book, She-ology, The She-quel: Let’s Continue the Conversation, was released in February 2020 and continues to be a bestseller.
CrunchyTales meets the physician who is revolutionising the way women look at their intimacy and who clearly has an agenda: challenging women and others to change the narrative on female healthcare especially as we age.
Dr Ross, there are so many healthcare issues that women in their midlife need to discuss that has nothing to do with menopause. However, it looks like it’s becoming the only mainstream for women over 40; most of the time the way it is treated and considered is more like a disease rather than a natural phase of our life and the media keeps offerings prét-a-porter solutions to overcome what is considered a problem, contributing to create new age-related stereotypes and labels. How can we reframe this particular moment of our life beyond clichés?
We as women need to champion each other and lead by example especially as we age. We need to start the conversations with our friends, our sisters, our children and anyone who will listen. We all need to be our best health advocates, especially when it comes to the vagina. We as women need to lead by example and help each other start a new narrative for ourselves, our bodies and our vaginas. Being happy and feeling empowered is the first step in changing the roadmap on our health and enjoyable ageing. We need to turn the shame and anxiety when discussing these sensitive medical topics into pride and a new sense of comfort and ease especially in menopause and beyond.
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