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Hey Rubio an OB/GYN says there’s no such thing as a “due date” abortion

As per usual when GOP candidates get together they beat their chests and howl about who is more anti-abortion. The loudest at the most recent debate was Marco Rubio. Why do people pester him about abortion and the fact that he thinks raped women should be forced to carry their pregnancies to term, when the … Continue reading

Vaginal marijuana for menstrual cramps: the grass isn’t always greener

Foria wants you to know they are selling vaginal suppositories of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) called Fiora Relief for menstrual cramps. Each suppository contains 60 mg of THC and 10 mg of CBD. Foria claims they can treat the pain of menstrual cramps and endometriosis. Is this possible? THC and cannabidiol (CBD) are compounds found … Continue reading

Hey Vox you can’t be a feminist and be “pro-life”

For the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade Vox.com chose to publish a piece entitled, “Why I’m a pro-life feminist.” Given the ever increasing erosion of abortion rights and the fact that 2015 brought a banner year of criminalizing pregnant women one would have thought that focusing on facts instead of propaganda would be the … Continue reading

Denying women abortion increases their risk of serious illness and death – new study

The Turnaway study looks at women who are “turned away” from having abortions because of missing gestational age limits versus those who are able to obtain the care they desire. This is a very important study for two reasons. One, we need to understand the true impact of limiting access to abortion. Two, many papers … Continue reading

Don’t use a Japanese vagina stick to “tighten” your vagina, okay?

As if Gwyneth Paltrow’s V-steams and vagina potpourri weren’t enough of a reproductive tract herbal horror show a dear reader just introduced me to the “Japanese vagina stick.” What is that, you ask? Well, it’s a stick made of plants and ground pearls and herbs and stuff that you insert into your vagina for 2 … Continue reading

Don’t “detox” your vagina or uterus with a bag of herbs in your vagina. Really.

I woke up to someone forwarding this tweet: Your vagina (and your man), will thank you after you use these https://t.co/9Wx4fIEH0m pic.twitter.com/XscBbvmPOh — xoNecole (@xonecole) January 12, 2016     Yes, some company is selling tiny bags of herbs (they call them pearls) to stuff in the vagina for 3 days to cleanse your uterus … Continue reading

Intravaginal DHEA isn’t an “alternative” to estrogen it’s the prodrug

Intravaginal DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is being studied to treat atrophy the painful changes in the vaginal tissues that affect many women after menopause. It is being touted by the manufacturer and some doctors (especially those studying it and consulting for the company) as an alternative to estrogen. But is it? First of all, atrophy is an important … Continue reading

A vaginal speaker to play music for your fetus is unnecessary

This is a sentence I thought I would never have to write, you know? But hey vagina + tech = cool and “newsworthy,” so here we are. The Institut Marquès has created (and of course is marketing) a pink “sound system” to insert in the vagina under the guise of fetal brain development. I’ve been sent … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina & other thoughts on 2015

2015 started out with a bang for me blogging wise. Gwyneth Paltrow, whose health advice makes me think she is equal parts worried well, attention seeker, and bored silly of being rich suggested women get a steam douche with mugwort and other potential allergens and I said, “Don’t do that.” Apparently newspapers, blogs, and magazines … Continue reading

Should the National Library of Medicine index anti-choice journals?

While researching something on PubMed I stumbled across a journal entitled Issues in Law and Medicine. It appears that the vast majority of articles are either anti-choice (e.g. abortion causes breast cancer or childbirth is way safer than abortion) with a smattering of anti-vaccine articles. I especially like the use of quotations around “Emergency Contraception.” … Continue reading

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