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Dr. Jen Gunter

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We need a vagina and vulva bible, so I am writing one!

If you have never seen a bottle of lube on the nightstand in the movies or in porn, your friends never talked about lube, and every guy you have been with tells you his delusional god-like vagina skills should be enough to make you drip and then sex hurts  because he was in the wrong … Continue reading

No Addyi isn’t a good weight loss drug (it’s still not a good libido drug either)

It started when a doctor I had never met or heard of before sent me a message on Twitter wanting to partner up efforts to get the word out about Addyi (the drug flibanserin for women’s libido that essentially doesn’t work and is selling like a lead balloon).   First of all I was like, … Continue reading

Science clearly says contraception is necessary for women’s health

The Federalist just published an anti-science, misogynistic screed on contraception. While this fact is not surprising it is shocking that this piece of propaganda was written by a physician. The articles makes quick work of belittling women: I wonder if the women using the #Fight4BirthControl hashtag understand how the contraception mandate works. Or how insurance works. … Continue reading

GOOP gives horrific and harmful advice about thyroid cancer. From a ghost.

This is no Halloween joke. The post is by Anthony William the self-described and strangely medically confident “medical medium.” William claims he was born with a the ability to commune with a high level spirit that (or is it who?) can diagnose medical conditions.  William is a GOOP regular. When GOOP and Paltrow attacked me back … Continue reading

Vaginal Vicks VapoRub, oh my God people just don’t

I swear there is a random vaginal product generator and people just spin the wheel to discover what shit they can insert today. Which brings me to Vicks VapoRub. In the vagina and on the vulva. Oh my GOD. Before we get to the science, such as it is, let’s talk about the smell. Your … Continue reading

The flu vaccine does not cause the flu

Flu vaccines are available and so that means that the anti-vaccine brigade is out in force. The Daily Mail published a rambling anti-vaccine op-ed by a former reality TV contestant named Katie Hopkins. It was followed by a shorter counter argument by a doctor, but when you are given less than half the word count and … Continue reading

Don’t cleanse your vagina with a cucumber. Please.

In what seems like post #323 explaining that vaginas don’t need cleaning I present the cucumber vagina cleanse. Apparently some women are peeling cucumbers inserting them vaginally and then twisting them around for up to 20 minutes to refresh or cleanse or flush or something. This isn’t just a weird Facebook thing one person did … Continue reading

Health and Human Services wants to define life as beginning at conception

The draft of the 2018-2022 strategic plan of the department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just dropped. The mission of HHS is “to enhance the health and well-being of Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, … Continue reading

HR 36 is a 22 week abortion ban not a 20 week ban. Why the lie?

H.R. 36 the supposed “20 weeks ban” based on ignoring the scientific literature about fetal pain does not ban abortion at 20 weeks it bans abortion at 22 weeks. Why has no one made a big deal about this? It’s pretty important. Here is the relevant passage from the bill: Medicine does not use fertilization … Continue reading

Dear Rep. Franks, if HR 36 becomes law every OB/GYN will need your number

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