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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

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

Hillary Clinton almost fainted. I’m a doctor. It’s really o.k.

Hillary Clinton left early from the 9/11 commemoration in New York as she felt “overheated.”  This video of her leaving the event shows Mrs. Clinton leaning against a concrete post and then her legs appear to buckle under her as she is helped into the car.   Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss — Zdenek Gazda … Continue reading

Science says Trump more likely to have heart attack in next 10 years than Clinton

Donald Trump continues to make the health of the Presidential candidates an issue. I find this ironic considering the letter Mrs. Clinton produced makes Trump’s look like it was written in crayon. Then again writing a letter like this takes longer than five minutes. What of Trump’s claim that he is healthier? There is actually some information … Continue reading

What we can learn from Jehovah’s Witnesses about obstetrical violence and autonomy during pregnancy

Many years ago when I was the most junior person on the team I sat on the hemorrhaging wound of a person who was a Jehovah’s Witness. She  was literally bleeding to death. I was medically the least helpful person so I was the human sandbag as the gurney flew down the hallway towards the … Continue reading

Don’t take Kardashian GYNO advice and put Vitamin E in your vagina

The latest celebrity to use the Internet like a a public speculum is Khloe Kardashian. I know this because my phone blew up yesterday with reporters texting, e-mailing and sending direct messages on Twitter asking about vaginal vitamin E. So I gave some quotes and thought it would all die down because, hey, the President … Continue reading

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