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Ben Carson rails against mandates to ease disparities, supports them in a neurosurgery journal

Dr. Ben Carson has been tapped by the President Elect to be the Secretary of Housing Development (HUD). HUD, nicely summarized in the New York Times, “devotes itself to ensuring that families of low-income and modest means have access to safe homes and neighborhoods.” HUD helps people with less money get homes and is tasked … Continue reading

Bran Buds are good for your vagina, just another reason to buy Kellogg’s

Before anyone panics I have not gone full Paltrow and this post is not about making a Bran Buds® douche, it’s a love letter to my favorite cereal. I’m often interviewed by women’s health magazines about “best foods for your vagina.” No one ever wants to hear about the amazing benefits of fiber because apparently … Continue reading

As secretary of HHS Tom Price can redefine preventative care to not include contraception

Since the election I have been asked repeatedly, “So what happens next” when it comes to reproductive rights. Will Roe v. Wade fall? Will abortion become illegal? Will birth control become unaffordable or worse, will the most effective methods (intra uterine devices or IUDs) be falsely reclassified as abortifacients? While those appear to be the … Continue reading

Newborn died in jail overseen by Trump’s potential pick for DHS, Sheriff David Clarke

  Donald Trump is apparently looking at Sheriff David Clarke, the Milwaukee County Sheriff, for head of homeland security.  As Sheriff he is in charge of the Milwaukee County Jail where Shadé Swayzer delivered her baby completely unassisted. She says her baby died in the jail cell and claims the jail staff ignored her cries for help. She … Continue reading

Use your privilege and share one factual post on health every day

I admit I have been in a bit of a fugue since the election. The months before felt like one big game of whack-a-mole with lies about health care coming fast and furious from our now President Elect and his minions. Many in the press did not help. The media created headlines that offered the possibility … Continue reading

Investigative panels, the newest anti-choice weapon and why we should be very afraid

  Dr. Warren Hern, a Colorado physician who provides abortions in the third trimester has detailed via STAT news that Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives wants him to provide all of his medical records from women getting abortions at or after 22 weeks to prove he is not illegally selling fetal … Continue reading

Using the myth of 9th month abortions to defend voting for Trump

Since the election I have been contacted by many people reporting that they have friends defending their votes for Trump because they could not bring themselves to support Hillary Clinton due to her position on abortion. For them the issue wasn’t that Clinton ran on a pro-choice platform, but rather she “supported abortion at term.” … Continue reading

OB/GYNs report a surge in IUD requests due to Trump Terror

I asked several OB/GYNs today if they had seen an increase in requests for IUDs. The answer, “Oh my God, yes.” This confirms what I have also personally seen in the three short days since the election. Some women on the IUD fence just decided to go for it worried it night not be an … Continue reading

Pantsuits on ladies. A call to arms for modern suffrage.

I started November 8th so hopeful. The polls were a comfortable 78. I wore my new berry colored pantsuit purchased especially for the election. I even wore my suffragette sash to work. The last face I saw before stepping into my office was a young woman in her 20’s who gave me a thumbs up … Continue reading

Against abortion? Here’s why you should vote for Hillary Clinton

I am a doctor who has dedicated her career to helping woman. If abortion is what matters to you in this election I’d like to put rhetoric aside and focus on the facts. There are approximately 700,000 abortions per year in the United States. The four main reasons women seek abortion are unplanned/mistimed pregnancy, rape, … Continue reading

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