The COVID-19 vaccine and menstrual irregularities.

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 …

Why does the Dept. of OB/GYN at the University of Utah offer a premarital exam for women?

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 …

No GOOP, we are most definitely not on the same side

Elise Loehnen, the Chief Content Officer at GOOP and Gwyneth Paltrow’s right-hand woman, was recently interviewed by The Times and had some incorrect and less than flattering things to say about Cosmopolitan and yours truly. Loehnen was asked about the ongoing (and valid) concerns about much of the health content and health-related products sold by …

Choose an incontinence pad for incontinence, not a menstrual pad

Many women use menstrual pads to manage their urinary incontinence. I understand this line of thinking. First of all, they’re almost always familiar with the product. In addition, if they are not menopausal or are just on the other side of menopause they may have menstrual pads around the house. However, many women also tell …

A fetus doesn’t try to “move away” during an abortion. Busting the myth.

The lie or myth or mistaken belief (depending on intentions, I suppose) that the fetus tries to “escape” or “move away” during an abortion is common. It was in the recent forced birth propaganda movie, Unplanned. (Yes, there’s a shocker). It also made an appearance in a recent video by ZDoggMD (Dr. Zubin Damania). ZDoggMD, who …

Is “Keto Crotch” a thing? The Internet’s gynecologist weighs in

Keto Crotch headlines have ricocheted around the Internet. Whether this is just a click bait sweet spot of vaginal panic + keto or something more orchestrated (the number of headlines that blossomed in such a short span was truly awe-inspiring) is hard to know. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but seriously it was nuts …

I’m an OB/GYN and infanticide is not part of abortion care. Here’s why.

The propaganda about infanticide and abortion is offensive and ridiculous. It insinuates that somehow abortion involves delivery of a viable infant and then that viable infant is killed. This isn’t what is happening. At all.  A legal, non back alley abortion does not lead to infanticide.  Anyone who says otherwise has no idea what happens at …

How can I tell if my OB/GYN (or any doctor) is anti-choice?

I’ve been asked this question a lot lately, and so I decided it was worthy of a post. Many people, both women and men, tell me they don’t want to see a doctor who advocates for forced birth. And let’s be honest, it’s not fetal life they care about it, it is preventing abortion. Obviously, …