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Oklahoma State Medical Association’s shameful response to draconian abortion bill

Senate Bill 1552 is on the Governor of Oklahoma’s desk. If signed into law abortion per se wouldn’t become illegal, it’s just if a doctor does one she or he would lose their medical license. There is an exception to save a mother’s life, but no rape exception. If enacted this would be the most … Continue reading

Bernie Sanders surrogate Dr. Song sells “false hope” to cancer patients for $150 a test

Bernie Sanders surrogate, Dr. Paul Song, said this at a rally in New York: “Now Secretary Clinton has said that Medicare for all will never happen. Well, I agree with Secretary Clinton that Medicare for all will never happen if we have a president who never aspires for something greater than the status quo. Medicare … Continue reading

Check your privilege and your facts before discussing sex selective abortion

Dr. Brian Goldman, in his blog for CBC radio, wrote about the new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on the sex ratio after induced abortion in Ontario, i.e. sex selective abortion. The article in the CMAJ confirms what is no surprise to me as an OB/GYN, that the ratio of male to … Continue reading

Gywneth Paltrow promotes “Psychologist Astrologer” because magic is the new medicine

  In her ongoing bid to strip science from health care Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP is featuring a “Psychologist Astrologer,” Dr. Jennifer Reed. What on earth does a psychologist astrologer do, you ask? Apparently someone who offers “comprehensive birth chart readings that go well beyond character-defining traits to address the way you interact with the world—and … Continue reading

Ted Cruz says women aren’t the people who get to decide on abortion, unveils plan to punish women

Ted Cruz was interviewed on Fox about how he is so much better with the women than Donald Trump. Look he married one, see! When asked about abortion, given Trump’s recent flip flops (I think he’s had six or is that seven positions this week?), Ted Cruz said “the people” should decide. And that Roe … Continue reading

Whoopi Goldberg’s menstrual marijuana has lots of issues, a GYNO explains

My phone blew up this morning with health reporters asking about Whoopi Goldberg’s new health venture – medical marijuana for period pain. Why did the health reports ask me? Yes I’m a doctor on social media a lot, but I’am also board certified in OB/GYN as well as holding two different board certifications in pain … Continue reading

The new Utah abortion law anesthesia requirement makes no sense and that’s what’s scary about it

The new abortion law in Utah, SB0234, makes no sense and that is bothering me. Okay, I know most all abortion laws make no sense medically (some can’t even calculate gestational age correctly) and they are designed to restrict care, but this one has an added issue. The bill has been labelled by many as … Continue reading

Dear Mr. Trump, is a perforated uterus punishment enough for an illegal abortion?

Dear Mr. Trump, I just heard you on Chris Mathews discussing abortion. “Should the woman be punished for having an abortion?” you were asked. You waffled and tried to deflect, but Mathews called you out. What does an abortion ban mean, he wanted to know? You then called abortion “a very serious problem” and suggested … Continue reading

How did Andrew Wakefield get Tribeca to accept his anti-vax film?

By now most people have heard about the controversy surrounding Tribeca, Robert De Niro and Andrew Wakefield. If you haven’t here’s the short version. Wakefield directed a film, Vaxxed, that was accepted to the Tribeca film festival. The trailer looks like a one way trip down a rabbit hold of conspiracy theories. The fact that such … Continue reading

Dear Sister Veit, does your health plan cover Viagra for non procreative sex?

Dear Sister Veit, As an OB/GYN I have been following with some interest your challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, Zubik v. Burwell.  I read your impassioned Op-Ed in the New York Times about your position in which you say contraception is “wrong.” That to even allow a 3rd party to handle contraception for your employees … Continue reading

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