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Do You Sit on Public Toilet Seats To Pee? A Pelvic Floor Therapist, Infectious Disease Doctor, and Urologist Think You Should

The act of squatting strongly engages and tenses the muscles of the groin and pelvic floor, which can potentially cause long-standing spasticity… That can lead to issues like being unable to fully empty your bladder, which can raise your risk of developing a UTI, and needing to go to the bathroom more often.” David Kaufman, M.D., director of Central Park Urology, a division of Maiden Lane Medical, tells WELL+GOOD.

Gynecologist Dr Kenneth Levey, MD of Maiden Lane Medical Speaking to

There is no such thing as a 'normal' vagina, scientists conclude in the largest study ever of vulvas.

‘The experience of a woman in association with the appearance and feel of her labia is very subjective. There is no way to create an objective standard around it,’ Dr. Levey said.

‘I’ve had patients that might look “normal” but they say riding a bike is very, very uncomfortable and after the operation to shorten their labia minora, they felt much better. That is a medical issue.

Is There Actually Any Way to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections?

Given that UTIs come with approximately zero benefits, good on you for trying to avoid them like the plague. Here are six ways to potentially reduce your risk of getting a UTI in the future.

Is It Sanitary to Pee in the Shower or Should You Stop Immediately?

If you have a health issue like a urinary tract infection (UTI), that bacteria can also get into your pee.

Read more about what David Kaufman, M.D., director of Central Park Urology, a division of Maiden Lane Medical and an assistant professor of Clinical Urology at the Weill Cornell Medical School, tells SELF.

Interview with Dr. Kaufman on an innovative outpatient procedure to help resolve Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Dr Kaufman - New tests may help those with persistent urinary tract infections

‘I’ve gained my life back’

Though there is no standard treatment for such cases, David Kaufman, a New York urologist specializing in treating bladder and pelvic pain, says he believes new tests could help many people get diagnosed and treated.

Woman, 37, undergoes hysterectomy to treat severe pain

'It's been unbearable'

Woman, 37, undergoes hysterectomy to treat severe pain
Kathryn McConnell was diagnosed with both endometriosis and adenomyosis, among other conditions.
In November, she and her doctors decided that the best solution would be to undergo a hysterectomy (an operation to remove the uterus) after her pain returned.

“Ultimately, Kate decided to have a hysterectomy, despite having very good pain control for some period of time after her first surgery, as her pain began to return, and as she finalized her desire to not have future childbearing as an option,” said Dr. Janette Davison, a New York City-based gynecologist [at Maiden Lane Medical] who is one of McConnell’s doctors and specializes in chronic pelvic pain and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

11 UTI Causes You Need to Keep on Your Radar, According to Experts Plus, how to prevent the common infection.

Dear Doctor: Shoma Datta-Thomas

The NYC Maiden Lane Medical gynecologist and robotic surgeon on the importance of new technology in women’s health and what mothers can do to prioritize their health post-pandemic.

May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month!

"Pelvic Pain" - with Dr. Rachel Barr - Healthful Woman Podcast

Dr. Rachel Barr, a gynecologist specializing in gynecologic surgery, joins Healthful Woman to discuss pelvic pain. In this episode, she and Dr. Fox review common causes of pelvic pain, how pelvic pain is treated, and more.