Dr. Jen Gunter

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TOM maxipads claim to convert water to oxygen and hydrogen for vaginal health. As an OB/GYN I say that’s a bad idea!

A new type of menstrual pad hopes to break into the American market. They are called TOM and that stands for either The Oxygen Movement or Time Of the Month depending I suppose on which demographic the company is trying to reach. According to an article in Slate TOM claims the “company’s proprietary formula absorbs … Continue reading

I’m a doctor and there is no evidence that HiIlary Clinton has a secret illness or seizures

The assertion that Hillary Clinton has undisclosed health issues is moving from the fringes of the Internet to the mainstream. Trump, Fox News, and even Dr. Drew have been fanning the flames. Sean Hannity displayed his obsession with a video clip of Clinton that he thought displayed “uncontrollable” “violent, violent repetitive jerking of the head.” … Continue reading

An American doctor experiences the NHS. Again.

Two years ago I wrote about my experience in a London emergency department with my son, Victor. That post has since been viewed > 450,000 times. There are over 800 comments with no trolls (a feat unto itself) and almost all of them express love for the NHS. I was in England again this week. … Continue reading

Does Donald Trump have low testosterone? What his very low PSA tells us

Donald Trump actually has a negative or normal PSA despite his doctor saying all of his tests are “positive.” This is a good example of why “only positive results” is undesirable. Trump’s PSA is reported as 0.15 and the cut off for a positive screen (a potentially worrying result) is 4.0 ng/ml. Trump’s PSA doesn’t really matter … Continue reading

I’m a doctor these are the things I find concerning with Trump’s medical letter

Donald Trump is talking about Hillary Clinton’s health as are two doctors who have never evaluated Clinton. They have apparently diagnosed her with all kinds of ailments using the long disproven Fox-Drudge equation. This attention on Clinton has renewed some interest in the letter Donald Trump released last year from his personal physician. Many outlets have picked … Continue reading

What we can learn from Jehovah’s Witnesses about obstetrical violence and autonomy during pregnancy

Many years ago when I was the most junior person on the team I sat on the hemorrhaging wound of a person who was a Jehovah’s Witness. She  was literally bleeding to death. I was medically the least helpful person so I was the human sandbag as the gurney flew down the hallway towards the … Continue reading

Voting Libertarian? I hope you or your kids never get sick

My thirteen-year old boys had an appointment this week. When we were done the provider who normally chats with me in that provider-to-provider way abruptly changed the conversation to tell me he finally deciding who was getting his vote. I was expecting this to be the lead in to some new Donald Trump joke. However, he … Continue reading

Don’t take Kardashian GYNO advice and put Vitamin E in your vagina

The latest celebrity to use the Internet like a a public speculum is Khloe Kardashian. I know this because my phone blew up yesterday with reporters texting, e-mailing and sending direct messages on Twitter asking about vaginal vitamin E. So I gave some quotes and thought it would all die down because, hey, the President … Continue reading

Tim Kaine votes pro-choice so stop freaking out

I’ve seen lots of chatter on Twitter that Hillary Clinton has picked an anti-choice VP in Tim Kaine. Much of this concern seems to have stemmed from his being a Catholic and statements that he has a “faith-based opposition” to abortion. However, Kaine has also stated that he “strongly” supports “the right of women to make … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow is still steaming her vagina for $wellness. She’s still wrong. Here’s why.

In an interview with The Cut non gynecologist, Gwyneth Paltrow extolled the virtues of “vagina” steaming for wellness or something called “swellness.” Sigh. It’s this abuse of the term wellness that bothers just as much as the idea of “vagina” steaming. That wellness is about trying unproven yet expensive mystical therapies that must be healthy … Continue reading

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