Patty Brisben Foundation! Researching Women's Sexual Health
Jan 21, 2015
Pure Romance Founder, Patty Brisben Shares The Mission To Help Aide In Women's Sexual Health!
Patty Brisben Foundation Mission:
Women with cancer are not the only people who struggle to cope with intimacy-related issues as they pertain to health problems. Women who are experiencing chronic pain, decreased libido, and menopause are all examples of people who need a place to turn for information and clinical research statistics. These are all areas in which the Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health sees a disparity in the amount of clinical research being undertaken today.
With these ideas in mind, the Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health pledges to support the following clinical endeavors:
Research that seeks to understand the nature of women’s sexuality and sexual health
Research that seeks to understand how women develop and sustain relationships, obtain information about their bodies and manage the complex sexuality issues that arise when faced with chronic illness
The Foundation aims to improve the response of healthcare providers to patients’ sexuality issues, particularly as they relate to the Patty Brisben Foundation’s Four Areas of Focus:
Vulvovaginal Pain Disorders
An estimated six million women currently suffer from vulvodynia, a disorder defined as chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause.
The average woman with pain during intercourse sees seven doctors before she receives a diagnosis.
Sexual Health Issues Related to Peri-Menopause and Menopause
During menopause, mood swings, short-term memory loss, and difficulty thinking clearly are common complaints that can adversely affect women’s mental health and overall well-being.
Intimacy-Related Sexual Dysfunction After Cancer Treatments
The Patty Brisben Foundation funded the largest study to date on young survivors of breast cancer. 95 percent indicated that cancer had adversely affected their sexuality.
Libido and Desire
The Patty Brisben Foundation is funding a study at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine to determine if birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptives negatively impact a woman’s sexual desire and whether any effects increase with higher level dosages.
Learn More at: http://www.pattybrisbenfoundation.org/