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.


I recorded a podcast with the great team from the TED Audio Collective! 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. In each episode we bust the lies you’re told—and sold—about your health.

My Blog

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.