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Rex Tillerson too fatigued to prevent nuclear war?

Several outlets are reporting that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is  64 years old, had to cut his diplomatic mission short in Korea due to fatigue. As as doctor I find this concerning. This is his second trip and it is already too exhausting? Is he acutely ill? Does he have a health condition … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t have adrenal fatigue because it doesn’t exist

Gwyneth Paltrow has been on a PR push because she is so “effing tired” and wants everyone to know that she has found the cause of her mysterious ailment, adrenal fatigue, and you too can apparently cure/prevent this by buying her carefully curated supplements for $90 a month. I know I said I was going on … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow’s goat milk therapy for parasites is stupid and dangerous

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest woo slinger wants you to believe that not only are you infected with parasites, but that parasites cause almost every illness known to human kind. In fact, they cause every single symptom. Gwyneth is already on board shilling her parasite voodoo in Women’s Health, but apparently she wants to cover all her crazy … Continue reading

If Gwyneth Paltrow is so effing tired maybe she shouldn’t put jade eggs in her vagina

Gwyneth Paltrow is on the cover of Women’s Health, a magazine I shall now refer to as Woman’s Woo or Woman’s Unhealth, and of course the accompanying article contains a lot of Ms. Paltrow’s ridiculous and potentially harmful health claims. Paltrow, however, is not bothered what anyone who might actually know about medicine thinks because … Continue reading

Women should get a routine check in with their GYN, not a routine pelvic exam

I have been a gynecologist for over 20 years. Including residency I have been performing pelvic exams for over 26 years. I have done thousands of routine well-woman pelvic exams and thousands of exams for women with symptoms. While my personal n of 1 is certainly not research I have not once picked up a … Continue reading

There’s no DSM-V for asshole. Diagnosing Trump is hurtful and the ultimate white, male privilege.

I worked with a few older, white, misogynistic, ill-informed, amoral, racist, conspiracy theory loving, less qualified, cruel surgeons when I trained. They were privileged, white males so they failed up and because they were a product of an older time their misogyny and racism was sadly not that different from the background. Their privilege was … Continue reading

My Sweet V claims they can make your vagina smell sensual for $29.99. Just no.

There are seemingly endless ways to hack the vagina for cash. This week’s installment of vagina-cash-grab is a product called My Sweet V. The company claims their product can boost your libido and give your vagina a semi-fruity taste and a sensual smell. You know, to empower women because nothing says I’m a woman, hear me … Continue reading

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

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