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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

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

Dear Sister Veit, does your health plan cover Viagra for non procreative sex?

Dear Sister Veit, As an OB/GYN I have been following with some interest your challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, Zubik v. Burwell.  I read your impassioned Op-Ed in the New York Times about your position in which you say contraception is “wrong.” That to even allow a 3rd party to handle contraception for your employees … Continue reading

Ben Carson unveils plan to stop abortions: daycare for children of “uneducated” women

Dr. Ben Carson was on The View today and said this: “A lot of those young girls who are having babies out-of-wedlock — when they have that first baby, they stop their education and that child is four times as likely to grow up in poverty.” He then babbled on about daycare and GEDs and clearly … Continue reading

Is Essure safe or are we not so sure?

Essure is a device used for permanent sterilization. It is a nickel-titanium alloy coil placed through the uterus into the Fallopian tube and causes scaring that the blocks the tubes. The upside is that it is a relatively short office procedure when performed by a skilled practitioner that does not require surgery to enter the … Continue reading

The Daily Beast says an over-the-counter-pill isn’t safe. Science says they’re wrong.

The Daily Beast has published what I can only describe as a hack job on the quest of the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) to go over-the-counter OTC). The piece opines that it isn’t safe for women to take OCPs without a prescription from a doctor and intimates that a lot of women are at risk … 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

Nightly news speaks more to Catholic Church about contraception than OB/GYNs. A lot more.

An interesting poster was presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Congress on Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) – National Network Television News Coverage of Contraception in the Era of the Affordable Care Act (Dr. Elizabeth Patton and colleagues from the University of Michigan). The authors  evaluated the content of the nightly news segments … Continue reading

Sterilization camp in India kills 11 women – a government funded slaughterhouse

The reports from India read more like the review of a horror movie rather than a detailing of a government funded surgical program – 83 women receiving a surgical sterilization leaving 11 dead and another 50 hospitalized, 20 of whom (as of this posting) are seriously ill. And all of this happened in six hours with one surgeon at a government … Continue reading