Sexual Health

August 10, 2020

Erectile Dysfunction (video)

Quinton Cancel, MD, a urologist with Mission Urology, talks about the different options available for men who have erectile dysfunction. (video transcript) The definition of erectile dysfunction is the difficulty in achieving and maintaining an erection sufficient for intercourse. Most men, unfortunately if you live long enough, will experience erectile dysfunction. And the good news […]

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July 6, 2020

Your Health and Erectile Dysfunction

By Robert Allen Moore III, PA-C, MPAS, MPH Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance, according to the American Urological Association. ED is estimated to affect up to 30 million men in the US and 150 million worldwide, so it’s a common complaint […]

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June 23, 2020

Ask the Doctor: Pelvic Floor Health

Sarah Bradley, MD, of Western Carolina Women’s Specialty Center, answers some questions about pelvic floor health. Q: What is the pelvic floor and what does it do? A: The pelvic floor is a group of muscles in the pelvis that support the organs in the pelvis, including the rectum, vagina, uterus and bladder. Contraction and […]

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July 26, 2019

Conforming Healthcare for Nonconforming Youth – Creating a Safe Space for Trans, LGBTQ Individuals

Diversity enhances the intellectual, emotional, economic, moral and spiritual life of a community. Lucky us! With 83 percent more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ) residents than an average American city, the Asheville area is vibrant and thrives on diversity. But diversity isn’t always understood and its acceptance can be outweighed by social stigma, […]

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March 21, 2019

What Women (Don’t) Want: Abnormal Pap Smears

By Ellen Hearty, MD The most common screening for cervical cancer is the Pap smear. The Pap smear uses a brush to lift cells from the outside of the cervix to identify early, precancerous cells in the cervix. Early intervention is the key to preventing cervical cancer from developing. The incidence and death rates of […]

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January 23, 2019

Myths about Penile Implants – A “Novelty” Procedure

Forget what you heard or thought you knew about penile implants. Our expert at Mission Urology, Scott Sech, MD, a board-certified urologist, helps separate fact from fiction on this misunderstood healthcare option for men. Myth: Penile implants are novelty procedures. Fact: Men who choose a penile implant (also known as penile prosthesis) tend to suffer […]

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January 14, 2019

Making Decisions with Your Child Now to Help Protect Against HPV Later

By Stephen Kimmel, MD Elizabeth Stone famously wrote, “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” As parents we are tasked with nurturing our young ones, protecting them and preparing them to live full lives. Some things […]

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January 10, 2019

A Vasectomy is Permanent – Should You Make the Cut?

Birth control is typically associated with women’s health – but are there birth control options for men, too? You bet – our experts at Mission Urology weigh in. Vasectomy is a popular form of birth control for men that is highly successful, reliable and low-risk – approximately 500,000 men in the US choose to have […]

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November 29, 2018

More than Sex – Sexual Health Is an Important Part of Our Well-being

By Aleece Fosnight, Urogynecology When you hear or see the word “sex,” what comes to your mind? Do you cringe because it reminds you of all the negative things your parents or other adults said about it? Does it bring you curiosity because you are looking into ways to spice up your relationship? Or, are […]

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November 20, 2018

The HPV Vaccine Helps Prevent Cancer: When Should Your Child Get It?

By Ashley McClary, MD Have you heard? There’s a vaccine that may help prevent cancer for your child! The HPV vaccine has been part of the routine vaccine schedule for the past 12 years and is designed to protect your child from becoming infected with a virus that causes cancer. The HPV, or human papillomavirus, […]

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