With all the controversy surrounding birth control these days, especially thanks to the extremely old school and right wing leaders in politics, I thought it would be a good idea to review some of the non-contraceptive benefits of birth control, and why it is important to be aware of these benefits when visiting […]
These little fibrous balls of excess are the cause of more ultrasound conversations about incidental findings than anything else in my practice. Women with no symptoms but an enlarged uterus noted on exam, or pressure and/or heavy bleeding, are the all too common recipients of this diagnosis. This […]
Dr. Every Woman tackles these questions: What is a Geriatric pregnancy? How long are you fertile? And how do you reduce your chances of having a baby with a birth defect?
Menopause. It basically just sucks. Except for finally being able to stop family planning or wondering if that missed period is a “happy accident” or just from stress, there is not too much that is pleasant about having to go through a physical, emotional, and hormonal (abrupt) change […]
Sleep. In my life, she has been the ever illusive, hard to get mistress. Even in high school I remember staying up to read because I couldn’t sleep, trying different sleep patterns and routines to find one that worked for me, changing out mattresses and pillows to optimize […]
Let’s jump right in, or even better, scoot right on down, with five reasons to visit your gynecologist every year: Reason #1: Review Your Personal History Just because! Okay, that’s not a reason. A real first reason is to review your personal history. You may not know what’s […]
Stop, The Love You Save May Be Your Own: Birth control and other options for preventing pregnancy until you’re ready
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 […]
If you give your kid a car and keys (puberty) but don’t teach them how to drive, they may just teach themselves.
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 […]