“Sarah’s story may be shocking to read if you are not one of the 71,500 U.S. women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer every year. But for these women, Sarah’s side effects are intimately, wretchedly familiar.”

A product developed in Madison restores pleasure for women

Bringing Sexy Back

Isthmus cover story, August 23, 2012


It’s the kind of thing nobody talks about, the sort of life-altering, debilitating problem you don’t know anything about until you’re forced to know: the incredible pain and sexual dysfunction in women brought on by cancer treatment and, in many cases, menopause. The side effects of treatment, as well as lack of estrogen, can have a devastating impact on women, and in many ways the health care system is ill equipped to address sexual health in women unrelated to reproduction.

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—Maggie Ginsberg is an award-winning freelance writer in Madison, Wisconsin

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