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Science clearly says contraception is necessary for women’s health

The Federalist just published an anti-science, misogynistic screed on contraception. While this fact is not surprising it is shocking that this piece of propaganda was written by a physician. The articles makes quick work of belittling women: I wonder if the women using the #Fight4BirthControl hashtag understand how the contraception mandate works. Or how insurance works. … Continue reading

Guys don’t tape your penis shut instead of using a condom

I admit the penis is not my professional wheelhouse but after someone sent me the horror that is Jiftip the Diktip I could not resist. After all Alex Jones has proven that men are equally vulnerable to snake oil and I do not want any guys trying this or any female partners getting pregnant because … Continue reading

Trump appoints Charmaine Yoest, our index Aunt Lydia, to Health and Human Services

Trump has appointed Dr. Charmaine Yoest as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at Health and Human Services (HHS). This is why you should care. Who is Dr. Charmaine Yoest. Let’s start with what she is not, a doctor. She has a Ph.D. in political science and is as science-abhorring-pro-life crazy as they come.  Regarding abortion … Continue reading

As secretary of HHS Tom Price can redefine preventative care to not include contraception

Since the election I have been asked repeatedly, “So what happens next” when it comes to reproductive rights. Will Roe v. Wade fall? Will abortion become illegal? Will birth control become unaffordable or worse, will the most effective methods (intra uterine devices or IUDs) be falsely reclassified as abortifacients? While those appear to be the … Continue reading

Against abortion? Here’s why you should vote for Hillary Clinton

I am a doctor who has dedicated her career to helping woman. If abortion is what matters to you in this election I’d like to put rhetoric aside and focus on the facts. There are approximately 700,000 abortions per year in the United States. The four main reasons women seek abortion are unplanned/mistimed pregnancy, rape, … 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

New study doesn’t show men are wimps about contraception side effects, low vasectomy rate might

There has been a lot of discussion recently about a new hormonal contraception study for men that was halted early due to adverse events. Two of the side effects/adverse events that led to early termination were acne and mood disorders leading many to wonder, what gives? Can’t men hack hormones or are researchers biased and … 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

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

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