Beginning with fundamentals, the basic principle that must be dealt with first is Sex in Man + Woman = Egg + Sperm = Baby. I have to break down the basics because I often hear statements like this: “I only did it once.” “We weren’t trying.” “How did this happen?” What’s more is that I
I still remember that the first movie sex scene I ever saw was when Terri’s husband bumped and grinded his cousin-in-law up against a wall in Soul Food. This was such pivotal scene that almost got Miles from Fake After Seven killed! It also felt so “hard-core” to me back then. I mean, I was
Hair today, gone tomorrow… or at least we would hope, in certain places. Even the three little pigs said, “Not by the hair of my chiny chin chin.” The big bad wolf could have made a different kind of “killing” if he knew how to thread. Women generally have 2 types of problems with hair.
I hated smells when I was pregnant. As I write this post, my husband is reminding of my 9-month ban of sardines anywhere in a 5 block radius of our house. He also reminded me of a time when I made him go upstairs to our mortgage paying neighbor’s apartment and tell THEM not to fry
I still remember my third day as an attending. It was the first time I had more than 2 people on my schedule. I also remember that a significant number of these women were add on patients for vaginal discharge. Throughout the last few years, complaints of vaginal irritation/ discharge/ itching/ discomfort/ burning etc etc
As Obstetricians, we deliver a lot of babies. Contrary to what every person who volunteers their labor story has told you, most pregnancies and deliveries are very normal and uneventful. Most people have safe, healthy babies and most moms make it out of this almost 10-year ordeal unscathed. In speaking with a mom of our
It is very common to be fearful that any new or different symptom we experience is cancer. Because female organs tend not to be discussed or highlighted as often, I wanted to review some of the common signs or symptoms that can be associated with gynecologic cancers. This is by no means an inclusive list,
If you just started dancing, and singing Salt-n-Pepa in you head, I love you. Already, I digress. Abdominal pain: So annoying, so challenging, so Google-able. The truth is that there are many possible causes for abdominal pain that can be caused by every pelvic organ from the bladder, to the uterus, to the ovaries, to
I hear it often in my clinic with the women who are gearing up to have a baby. They just don’t want to have a c section. For some women, it is a feeling that they have failed to have a natural childbirth. For others it is the distrust of modern physicians, and the feelings
I feel like Clarke Kent in this opening pic. On our Facebook page I recently shared a post about what percentage of women do not see their gynecologist every year. The startling number out of 1000 women was over 300. For some, the reason is misinformation about how often one should go to the gynecologist.