Entries by Elna Rudolph

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Let’s talk about sex

In today’s complicated and tricky world, sex is becoming an increasingly more difficult thing to define. “Sex” can mean vastly different things to different people. Each person has their own particular definition of what it means to have a “healthy sex life”. I was asked by a student publication to address the question: “How should […]

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The Politics Of Pubes

By Emma Anderson, Women’s Health Magazine. Our nether-regions seem to be undergoing widespread deforestation… but why? WH takes a look at that increasingly endangered species, the female pube. Muff, lady garden, bush, beaver… the names for our pubic hair are plentiful. Our pubes are becoming scarce, though. Large numbers of women are now shaving, waxing […]

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No sex, no baby

By Dr. Elna Rudolph. Published in The Specialist Forum, Jan/Feb 2015. For those who do not desire to fall pregnant, it seems almost unavoidable and for those couples who would desperately like to have a child, it can feel almost impossible. We have some of the most advanced treatment technologies for the management of the […]

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Becoming Orgasmic!

Only about a third to half of all women can orgasm during penetrative sex. Are you one of them? Read on… Think of the movie No Strings Attached: The first time they have sex, she tells him that he has exactly forty five seconds to do his thing and then three thrusts later they both orgasm […]

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Do I really need an annual gynaecological examination? YES!

Annual gynaecological examinations, pap smears and STI screenings are not exactly something to look forward to – they are often uncomfortable, time-consuming and expensive. About a month ago the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new guidelines, stating that a routine annual pelvic examination is not necessary in non-pregnant women without any symptoms. In response […]

Good Vibrations

I am actually quite surprised to see how few of my female patients are utilising the wondrous little invention that is a vibrator. If you are one of those who are skeptical, you are probably thinking of the massive vibrating dildos with angry looking rabbits and metallic bits rotating fiercely inside of them or the […]