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Is the diluted rabies saliva used by the British Columbia naturopath legal in Canada?

A few days ago I wrote about the British Columbia naturopath, Dr. Anke Zimmermann, who claims to have cured a boy’s aggression and fear of monsters, something she called a “rabies state” (no really, she wrote that), with ultra dilute saliva from a rabid dog (no really, she also wrote that). According to Dr. Zimmermann … Continue reading

Naturopath claims to treat aggression in children with diluted dog rabies saliva. No, really.

The headline just about says it all, but let’s unpack it a bit because there are many levels of WTF on display. A friend sent me this link on Facebook. At first I asked if this was from The Onion, because honestly after reading I wasn’t sure. But no, Dr. Zimmerman is really a naturopath … Continue reading

The new “study” on medical abortion reversal is total b.s. Here’s why.

There is a new study on “abortion pill reversal” and it is bullshit. It’s a terrible study, but as it advances a forced-birth agenda we can expect forced-birth politicians to salivate and cackle and use it to brew more laws that amount to experimenting on women. I was made aware of the study because it was … Continue reading

What does the life of a mother mean to you Governor Bryant?

Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi signed the Gestational Age Act into law on March 19, 2018. This is a law that bans abortion after 15 weeks unless there is a “medical emergency” or a “severe fetal anomaly.” The law was placed on temporary hold March 20, 2018, how long the stay will last is not … Continue reading

New study says ultra low dose vaginal estrogen ineffective for pain with sex

A new study has been published looking at the lowest prescription strength of vaginal estrogen (10 mcg estradiol) available in the United States to treat the vaginal discomfort associated with menopause or Genital Syndrome of Menopause (GSM). GSM affects approximately 50% of women and causes many symptoms including (but not limited to) pain with sex, … Continue reading

Are there too many women in OB/GYN?

The LA Times recently published a piece on the lack of men in OB/GYN. Only 17% of new trainees (residents) in OB/GYN are men and the male OB/GYN physicians who weighed in worried that this “lack of diversity could weaken the field.” Apparently it sends a “horrible message to men” and with the lack of … Continue reading

Scented latex underwear to improve “freshness” for oral sex? It’s a vagina, not a Yankee Candle.

Lorals is trying to raise money on Indiegogo for latex underwear for women to wear during oral sex. My first impression was this could be an alternative to dental dams or cut up condoms! A hands free approach that does not require scissors would be great. And then I watched the video. Lorals isn’t going … Continue reading

Comparing period cramps with heart attacks isn’t useful or accurate

There is an article in Quartz about period pain (menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea). While I agree many people, especially doctors, don’t take painful periods seriously enough I disagree with the assertion that we don’t know much about painful cramps. I’m also not a fan of comparing period pain to heart attacks. Heart attacks are not that … Continue reading

Vaginal Valium: another study shows it’s ineffective for pelvic pain

There are providers who recommend vaginal diazepam (Valium) for pelvic pain due to pelvic floor spasm. I have never understood why they do this as based on our understanding of how diazepam works it cannot be an effective therapy. I have written previously about vaginal diazepam (Valium) here, reviewing that diazepam works on GABA receptors which are … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day chocolates won’t give you a yeast infection

One of the most common myths that I debunk is the idea that sugar is a common cause of vaginal yeast infections. Whenever I write about this subject there is always one (but often more) person who becomes enraged and tells me “how dare” I write this because they get a yeast infection “immediately” after … Continue reading

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