Dr. Uchenna Ossai, PT discusses the intersectionality of race, sex, politics and the pelvic floor.
Dr. Uchenna Ossai, a sex-positive, pelvic health physical therapist, sexuality educator and counselor and faculty member of the Universities of Utah and Michigan speaks with GynoCurious about her work as a pelvic physical therapist and how her work is impacted and influenced by the entirety of her patients. She honors the importance of understanding a patients' culture, race, gender, sexual experiences as part of a whole picture and all necessary to better evaluate and treat a patient and their concerns.
Dr. Ossai examines and treats medical issues ranging from bowel and bladder concerns, pre and postpartum changes to aging pelvic phenomenon and pain syndromes. She discusses what constitutes the pelvic floor, how it is examined and the impact of pelvic ill-health on sexual function and "sexy-time".
She further discusses the importance of recognizing the impact of politics, racism/sexism, gender and economies on the medical world and it's practitioners.
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Produced by Jennifer Hammoud and Matty Rosenberg @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff
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