Feel good by contributing – help others to gain clarity on their sexual health. Note: TBD Health Inc. is not a non-profit.
Welcome to Ask Adrienne, our new blog series dedicated to answering your health questions. We hope this will be a safe space for you to ask questions and learn about your body.
I’m Adrienne, a nurse practitioner in family medicine (aka a clinician who works with everyone from babies to adults). I think the human body is pretty amazing and I believe education is a powerful tool to empower people to make the best decisions for their health and wellness. I often find that we (meaning medical providers) don’t spend enough time discussing sexual health - even though sexual health is as much a part of your mental and physical health as your heart and your lungs. I believe everyone should be able to have safe and satisfying sex lives if they want. I learn a lot from my patients and my practice every day, and I hope to share some useful information to help you!
As clinicians here at TBD, we work with a lot of patients who want to learn more about their health and ways they can improve it. We often hear similar questions from our patients - maybe they wondered whether it’s normal to have some vaginal discharge or maybe they’re wondering what they can best do to help protect their future fertility.
It turns out many folks felt they didn’t get a decent sex education in high school. Some people are confused by the conflicting articles in the headlines or on TikTok or from different friends.
This space is for all of you who felt like high school sex ed and the internet haven’t thoroughly prepared you for the real world. It’s for those who have some questions they haven’t felt comfortable asking healthcare providers before (it can be weird - we get it!). We hope to provide you with a safe space to ask questions, and get some medically accurate information. If we don’t know the answers ourselves, we will do the homework - checking out the latest research or guidelines or experts in the field.
1 Send us an anonymous question via DM on our social media platforms or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be generally about health, wellness, rumors you’ve wondered about, etc. We especially welcome questions regarding sexual and reproductive health.
Please try to keep your questions general. These articles are intended to be only educational, and do not constitute medical advice. We may also not answer all submissions or post in a timely manner. If you have concerns about your specific situation, we recommend you follow up with your primary care provider or set up a telemedicine consultation with one of our clinicians.
2 Each week, we will select a different question to discuss and share it on our blog. All posts will be anonymous; we won’t share your name or contact info.
We hope to make this a safe space that you can ask questions and get trusted answers. So ask away - we would love to hear from you!