The discussion on the importance of reproductive health is, unfortunately, unexplored by countless women. This could be due to the still existing taboos against sex and reproductive health awareness in some countries or could result from its non-incorporation in the education system.
Regardless of the reason, the lack of information regarding vaginal health should be addressed. As an essential aspect of a woman’s overall wellbeing, it can impact fertility and desire for sex, and any issues in this area can result in relationship troubles, as well as lead to graver medical concerns.
Dr. Teresa Irwin, an expert who is board-certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS), is committed to the vision of providing early education to empower women with the knowledge they need to take control of their reproductive health.
This award-winning gynecologist is the only board-certified FPMRS between San Antonio and Austin, Texas. She has been voted as one of “Texas’ Best Doctors” by Texas Monthly in 2005 to 2007. In 2011 and 2020, Dr. Teresa was also featured as one of their “Super Doctors.”
Since 2000, this medical authority has been in private practice, providing women of all ages in Central Texas with much-needed education, empowerment-oriented opportunities, advanced female pelvic medicine, reconstructive surgery of the pelvic floor, and gynecologic aesthetic surgery.
As a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon, she medically treats and performs surgeries to address vaginal problems. Dr. Irwin also provides solutions to issues in loss of bladder control, loss of bowel control, loss of sexual function, and sagging pelvic organs. With the use of robotic surgical instruments, intricate nerve stimulators, and other medical devices, the self-proclaimed “Vaginacologist” corrects problems that may affect women’s overall wellbeing.
At the core of Dr. Teresa’s service is the philosophy to deliver exemplary healthcare by targeting the mind, body, and spirit. Intending to provide a plethora of information that will equip her female clients with the necessary knowledge to make quality healthcare decisions, she strategically uses her social media platforms to provide helpful answers to frequently asked questions and facilitate discussions on the simple measures women can observe to improve their pelvic and sexual health.
Dr. Teresa’s passion for helping women gain control of their bodies stems from her personal struggles with her own health during her teenage years. She became an internationally best selling author writing about her experience with the lack of access to information about women’s reproductive education. What she could learn was often incomplete or incorrect. In addition, her own mother suffered for years and had to have major surgery because of a preventable issue that was left untreated. Realizing that these problems actively decrease the quality of life for women worldwide and acknowledging that these issues could have been avoided with education, Dr. Teresa set out to make these essential pieces of information available.
Through her medical practice, publications, and speaking engagements, Dr. Teresa is always walking her talk of empowering women. And in the future, she will continue to offer solutions to the various bladder and vaginal dysfunctions, tackle the common misconceptions about the subject matter, and give practical techniques that every woman can implement to support herself and the females in her community.