In today's episode, we welcome Dr. Melanie Altas. Melanie talked about the struggles gyne cancer survivors face with sexual health. She also outlined useful resources and tools around sexual health available for patients as well as for healthcare providers.
Originally from the Maritimes, Dr. Melanie Altas finished her residency in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at UBC in 2007. Currently, Dr. Altas is a Director of BC Centre for Vulvar Health and a Clinical Associate Professor at the UBC in the Department of ObGyn. Her current clinical practice is dedicated to cancer survivorship, menopause, and sexual pain disorders. She is committed to empowering women with education and tools to heal themselves and is a passionate advocate for patient collaboration and shared decision-making.
Cancer & Sexual Health Clinic
BC Centre for Vulvar Health:
Hello Vulva! Instagram page:
Dr. Lori Brotto GOSH podcast episode:
Dr. Lori Brotto’s book:
OHNUT- wearable tool to adjust the depth of the penetration during sexual intercourse:
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