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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

Gwyneth Paltrow’s toxic tampon advice

Dear Ms. Paltrow, It was less than 48 hours ago that I responded to your posting on porous rocks for the vagina and yet here we are again addressing another fact-deficient and potentially harmful bit of gynecological advice from GOOP. I feel as if I am being trolled, although that’s probably just wishful thinking as I doubt … Continue reading

Rep. Tom Price was paid by a drug company while they were under investigation for kickbacks

News emerged today that Rep. Tom Price, Trumps’ pick for HHS Secretary, bought shares in Zimmer Biomet in March 2016 a few days before he introduced legislation beneficial to the company. Wondering what other Big Pharma ties Rep. Price, also an orthopedic surgeon, might have I plugged him in to Pro Publica’s Dollars for Doctors. … Continue reading

I’m a doctor and I chose my job based on health insurance

Under the cloak of night, when dirty deeds are often done, the Senate started the small cancer that if left unchecked will grow and metastasize and kill Obamacare. One by one these brave lawmakers, oblivious to what might happen to others without the sterling health insurance that their jobs provide, gutted Obamacare. They even voted … Continue reading

Investigative panels, the newest anti-choice weapon and why we should be very afraid

  Dr. Warren Hern, a Colorado physician who provides abortions in the third trimester has detailed via STAT news that Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives wants him to provide all of his medical records from women getting abortions at or after 22 weeks to prove he is not illegally selling fetal … Continue reading

OB/GYNs report a surge in IUD requests due to Trump Terror

I asked several OB/GYNs today if they had seen an increase in requests for IUDs. The answer, “Oh my God, yes.” This confirms what I have also personally seen in the three short days since the election. Some women on the IUD fence just decided to go for it worried it night not be an … Continue reading

Pantsuits on ladies. A call to arms for modern suffrage.

I started November 8th so hopeful. The polls were a comfortable 78. I wore my new berry colored pantsuit purchased especially for the election. I even wore my suffragette sash to work. The last face I saw before stepping into my office was a young woman in her 20’s who gave me a thumbs up … Continue reading

How many late term abortions are really performed in the United States?

A common myth is that there are thousands and thousands of “nine month”or “late-term” abortions every year in the United States.In fact, every time I write on the subject I get comments like this one, regarding “partial birth abortion,” or this one regarding abortions at term. Fortunately there is actual data to tell us how … Continue reading

Lo Bosworth wants to eliminate vaginal shame with potentially harmful products

  Today’s installment of gynecologist versus celebrity arrives courtsey of Lo Bosworth, who I must admit I had never heard of before this week. She is selling products for vaginal health and they concern me greatly. I am a board certfied gynecologist so I get to say that. Allie Jones from The Cut called earlier in … Continue reading

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