Doctor Hajira Yasmin is working to empower women and make them feel confident about their bodies, after breast cancer.
In June of 2018 she launched the Women's Intimacy Clinic to make sure women were able to cover any post-breast cancer concerns, no matter how personal. She says sometimes questions can be tough to ask, but not asking them can leave women feeling helpless.
The National Institutes of Health reports that 40 percent of women experience intimacy concerns, and that percentage is even higher among cancer survivors.
“We are promoting this to empower women and to give them information to come forward to the physicians, and ask about helping them if they are suffering with some intimate concerns in their lives, in their relationships,’ Dr. Yasmin said.
She said sometimes providers don't ask enough questions, or appear to not have the time during a normal exam. And sometimes you might not feel confident asking these questions to your normal provider.
“I think to give women the choice, and the information resources to say, ‘yes’, you can come and ask us, and we will treat you without any judgment, without any shame or guilt. You can walk into our offices, and ask for help,” Yasmin said.
If you or someone you know could benefit from asking questions like these, you're invited to a free seminar March 13 at Greenwood Hills Country Club. Even if you're not a breast cancer survivor, the class aims to educate women on how to talk to their partners about intimacy issues.
Click here form more information about the Marshfield Clinic's new Women's Intimacy Clinic.