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Does Ivana Trump want us to believe The Donald has super sperm?

One of the greatest things about being Twitter’s resident OB/GYN is people send me crazy news stories that overlap with reproductive health as they are breaking. More often than not it is a story about some bizarre thing one shouldn’t put in one’s vagina, but today’s treat was a little different. This morning Alexandra Svokos sent me a nugget … Continue reading

Do IUDs and contraceptive implants affect sexual satisfaction? New study

lots of studies are retrospective and many prospective studies unfortunately don’t address libido or sexual functioning formally with questionnaires, especially at baseline. There are also lots of confounders, for example a big one is starting or switching a new contraception is often associated with relationship changes. Could some women feel sexually coerced into giving up … Continue reading

Donald Trump unveils plan to make abortion illegal again

Donald Trump released a letter dated September 2016 via the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) detailing his first actions against reproductive rights (see below for the full letter). His first four goals are: Nominating pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. This may not end abortion in 2017, but this is a defacto invitation for … Continue reading

Mirena IUD effective for seven years – new study

The Mirena intrauterine system (IUS), the IUD with the hormone levonorgestrel, is a highly effective method of contraception currently approved for five years. Some data suggests that it probably good for six years, but a new study tells us with a good degree of confidence that the Mirena is safe and effective for seven years. … Continue reading

Don’t remove your own IUD. Here’s why.

Removing one’s own IUD is apparently “a thing.” There are even YouTube videos of women sharing their experiences. If you can get a medical degree from Google then why not get your OB/GYN residency from YouTube? All kidding aside, I’m a GYNO and I’m going to explain why you shouldn’t. It’s not that people can’t … Continue reading

Broadly publishes an absolutely junk piece on IUDs to scare women.

When IUDs go terribly wrong, screams the headline. It sounds like the lead in to a horror movie. The piece starts with a snippet of accurate information, noting that the use of IUDs are on the rise. This is a good thing. Studies tell us that IUDs have the highest satisfaction rate and are the … Continue reading

My GYNO says I can’t have an IUD. Is she right?

I hear this fairly often – women telling me they asked their GYN for an IUD (yeah!) and were told that they couldn’t because they had never had children. Their GYNs are wrong and unfortunately it’s not just a few who think this way. A study from last year tells us that 32% of OB/GYNs … Continue reading

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