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Wielding the Lasso of Truth

I am an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician. I write a lot about sex, science, and social media, but sometimes I write about other things on my substack blog, because, well, why not?

The Menopause Manifesto

The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women’s bodies, and it’s no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond.

Menopause is not a disease–it’s a planned change, like puberty. And just like puberty, we should be educated on what’s to come years in advance, rather than the current practice of leaving people on their own with bothersome symptoms and too much conflicting information. Knowing what is happening, why, and what to do about it is both empowering and reassuring.

TED Podcast

I recorded a podcast with the great team from TED! You know, the folks known for their global conferences and TED Talk videos. Well, they are also one of the top podcast publishers in the world and I am partnering with them on my own podcast called Body Stuff.

Recent Posts

  • The COVID-19 vaccine and menstrual irregularities. (4/12/2021) - This short post is a summary of a full blog post you can read on my new Substack blog: The Vajenda. This is the 1st of 3 short summaries I will send out while followers of this space sign up for the new blog. After that, I will stop posting blogs on this site, although … … Continue reading
  • My Blog has moved (4/10/2021) - Times are changing, and to keep up with the times, I have started a new blog called, The Vajenda, with a new look and lots of great new content. So if you are interested in following me and my lasso of truth, please join the conversation and learn more about my new Substack blog.
  • Why does the Dept. of OB/GYN at the University of Utah offer a premarital exam for women? (9/9/2019) - Get ready for your wedding night with the University of Utah’s Department of OB/GYN! Say what??? Let me set the scene. There was a Reddit post two weeks ago from a woman whose fiancée insisted she have some kind of premarital exam checking her hymen to be performed by her father-in-law and witnessed by other … … Continue reading