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When evidence says no, but doctors, patients, and the system say yes

There is an interesting article from ProPublica called When evidence says no, but doctors say yes making the rounds about the number of doctors who disbelieve, or don’t know, or don’t care about the medical evidence to the detriment of patients. I do not find any fault with the article. I rail against this daily. I have … Continue reading

Gluing your labia shut during your period is a bad idea

Some dude chiropractor in Kansas wants women to glue their labia shut during their period as an option to pads, tampons, and a menstrual cup. His product is called mensez, you know, because it sounds like menses. . He claims to have invented some amazing sealant that you apply to the labia minora to seal … Continue reading

New York Post thinks Beyoncé should cover up and Adele shut up. They are so wrong.

  An Op-Ed in the New York Post has lots to say about the motherhood on display at the Grammys. The author criticizes Beyoncé for her “tush-wiggling” and “pagan fertility worship” and finds Adele’s words about her struggles with motherhood “self indulgent.” I think the take home message from the column is supposed to be … Continue reading

Freezing your genitals at a spa will give you frostbite not better sex

The good people of Twitter alerted me today to the concept of recreational genital cryotherapy. Cryotherapy, for those who may not know, is freezing tissue for medical benefit. The spa, because that’s EXACTLY the place you would want someone to freeze your vulva or scrotum or wherever is at the The Ainscow Hotel in Manchester, … Continue reading

Think Teen Vogue’s advice on post-abortion support is frivolous? Then you’re an idiot

People who know nothing about abortion or women but who think it is their business to control women’s reproduction are angry about Teen Vogue’s slide show, What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion. The piece was called vile and an attempt to normalize abortion (whatever that means, abortion is not normal or abnormal, it’s a procedure). … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP give dangerous info on iodine. Their expert gets his info from a ghost.

GOOP is at it again with the dangerous medical advice. This time they are leaving the vagina alone and focusing their dangerous energy vibrations on your thyroid. The article that caught my eye and my disgust is about iodine and the medical “expert” is a self-described medical medium (yes, you read that correctly) named Anthony … Continue reading

Dear Tom Price, I have some questions about my new pre-existing condition

Dear Secretary Price, This week I acquired a new pre-existing condition. In a sane world I should just be able to say I have pneumonia, but America is teetering on insanity when it comes to health care and I, like many, am worried about affordable access to health care and it is now your job … Continue reading

Why did Trump’s doctor fail to disclose Trump was taking Propecia before the election?

The New York Times is reporting that Trump’s personal physician Dr. Bornstein has recently revealled that Trump is on the drug Propecia for hair loss. If you are a regular reader of my blog this will be of no surprise to you. In August 2016 when I took Bornstein’s letter apart after it has been given but … Continue reading

When a doctor tells you how the travel ban has affected her and you just want to cry

  Several years ago a young American woman went to Dubai for an adventure. It’s an amazing diaspora and from what I have heard from this woman and others it’s a great place to combine work and adventure and travel. It is a time to be free, to learn about other cultures, and bask in … Continue reading

Call the “March for Life” what it really is, a March for Lies

Today is the annual anti choice march, offensively called the March for Life. If you identify with the so-called “pro-life” movement in the United States then you support an organization advancing beliefs based on lies. This is fact.  The forced birth movement, which is what they should be a called by anyone in the press … Continue reading