Author Archives: Wendy Goodall McDonald M.D.

Are My Labia Too Long? Let’s Compare

I’ll bet you’ve never uttered those words out loud at a party. As a gynecologist though, it is a question that I hear frequently. Doc, do they look normal down there? Of all of the body parts that people can be self-conscious about, the vaginal labia are definitely one. Patients ask me if they are even on both sides, if

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The Chicago Lighthouse: Helping the Visually Impaired through Art

Lighthouses on Michigan Avenue? Consider this Reason 1,452 that I am proud to be a Chicagoan. #MagMileLighthouses are an immense display of 51 six-foot lighthouse sculptures, created by national and local Chicago artists, many with disabilities. From lighthousesonmagmile.com: [This is a] free public art display celebrating the call to action of access and inclusion for people with disabilities.  This will take place

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Play, Pause and Record. Essence, PopSugar, MadameNoire… A literature compilation and reflection with Dr. Wendy

Do you ever Google yourself? I did today for the first time in a long time. In doing so, I scoured the first seven Google pages containing “Dr Wendy Goodall McDonald.” My findings made me smile! This is my birthday month and in light of my rise to the 37th year of life, I plan to adopt the following theme.

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The Gyn Project Podcast introduces #PopcornHealth. We’re Back

Wendy Goodall McDonald M.D.Dr. Wendy Goodall McDonald is a board certified OBGYN. She began practicing medicine in 2007 and now uses her extensive knowledge and growing following to increase health awareness in a fun and viral way. She is the founder of The Gyneco-blogic and an author of numerous books for adult and childhood health education and social growth. For

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A Rose By Any Other Name… What else can we call the Vagina this Independence Day?

I had the awesome fortune to meet Luvvie Ajaji and Franchesca Ramsey recently. I was at a book signing event for Franchesca Ramsey’s new book, Well, That Escalated Quickly. It was such an amazing time because, within the event, Luvvie interviewed Franchesca. They talked about the book and Franchesca’s journey as an “accidental activist.” I highly recommend her book, by

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I Didn’t Know WHAT This Was. Be on guard to keep your family safe!

It all started one day when my husband burned the black beans. Despite his awesome chef skills, he had walked away from the stove top and the bottom of the pot burned. The dense smell wafted through the house quickly, making even our youngest child belt out a “What is that smell?!” I opened the window in the hall, but

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How Often Do I Need A Pap? The answer may surprise you.

This question is one that has been confusing ladies for the last decade. Doc, do I need a Pap Smear (or test) every year or not? For years, even decades, it was the expected routine health maintenance to have Pap tests every year. Health maintenance was as follows: Pap every year, dental cleaning every six months, oil change every 3000

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Meghan Markle and The Royal Geriatric Pregnancy

Meghan Markle dazzled the world as she became the first American Royalty. No, really. She is the first American, let alone African-American to become legit royalty. (Ohh I hope she starts a hashtag or makes some bumper stickers with her face that say #legitroyalty). But this post isn’t about that. It is about when we will see some little Markel-ettes

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