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Teaching Global Treating Local: Trinitas Doc Tackles Taboos Close to Home

In our modern world, with so many ways to share information, experiences and feelings, it sometimes seems as if there is nothing women can’t (or won’t) talk about. As Dr. Labib Riachi knows all too well, this is far from true. His waiting room at Trinitas Regional Medical Center is packed with women, young and old, who suffer from conditions ranging from advanced urinary incontinence to bladder, vaginal and rectal prolapse, which are caused by a weakening of the internal pelvic support structures [...]

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New Treatments For Female Incontinence: Breaking the Taboo

"The condition can be devastating socially," Dr. Riachi said. "Many women are afraid to face it and live with it for years. We want to make them aware this is not something they have to live with. There are many treatment techniques available, including minimally invasive surgery." Dr. Riachi was one of the first on the East Coast to perform the technique… He has traveled to the Middle East to teach in hospitals in the region, where there's even more of a taboo against talking about women’s personal [...]