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, …

How to respond to a question about “late-term abortion,” a procedure that doesn’t exist

There has been so much in the news these past few weeks about abortion. The misinformation, disinformation, and lies are overwhelming. Language always matters, but in medicine it is especially important to be precise. Imagine if we didn't use the term appendix and instead said a small chunk of bowel on the right? In very …

Abortions at or after 24 weeks are sometimes needed medically. Anyone who says otherwise is wrong.

There have been a lot of lies circulating about abortion since New York State passed a law allowing abortion after 24 weeks if the health of the mother is at risk or if there are lethal fetal anomalies. This does not mean that ladies who just forgot their 8 week abortion who are now struggling …

Quick and easy dinner rolls: Wellness Dr. Jen Gunter style

I get a lot of requests for my dinner roll recipe, so I decided to finally write it up! This is my version of wellness. So Paltrow better watch out, because my brand of wellness is practical, healthy, tasty, and inexpensive. Oh, and I'm not selling you anything. Why is baking wellness? I love bread, …

Holiday gift ideas for a kick-ass woman in your life

Stuck on some last-minute gift ideas (or perhaps you are like me and haven't really started shopping yet)? Don't worry, I've got you covered with some holiday gift suggestions for a kick-ass woman you know and/or love. Or to buy for yourself! This is everything the GOOP gift guide isn't -- fun, practical, feminist. and …

Gwyneth Paltrow wants to take your money. The press is helping her

The Wall Street Journal Magazine (WSJM) has a puff piece on Gwyneth Paltrow and her pile of GOOP. People Magazine has an even more cloying companion piece. I expect that from People, but honestly I thought the WSJM might actually offer more than a thinly veiled advertisement. I thought wrong. Both articles have a serious …

Jameela Jamil calls out celebrities for promoting potentially harmful weight loss supplements that could give you the shits #teamJameela

Jameela Jamil made news this week for calling out various celebrities for peddling so-called weight loss and detox supplements and teas. She also hoped they might "shit their pants in public." I am #teamJameela. Here is one of the celebrity endorsements that caught her attention, but sadly there are quite a few promoting Flat Tummy …

Would an organic flu vaccine convince more people to get vaccinated?

It's an interesting question, isn't it? A while back several people sent me this awesome video from The Beaverton. If you haven't seen it, please enjoy. If you have, please watch it again! It is a very on point skewering of the dangers of medical misinformation and the "natural"movement. And how society gives so-called "natural" …

Gwyneth Paltrow wants to monetize menopause

Gwyneth Paltrow is out to monetize menopause. She's telling everyone about her pre menopausal journey and COINCIDENTALLY has a  supplement called Madame Ovary. Ha ha. Get it? A play on Flaubert's Madame Bovary. The name did make me wonder if anyone at GOOP has actually read the book, because as much as I enjoyed it …

Sorry Gwyneth Paltrow, a lot of products and therapies offered on GOOP are pseudoscience

Gwyneth Paltrow was recently interviewed by the BBC about GOOP’s British invasion. She was asked about the criticisms of a “Canadian Gynecologist” and about much of GOOP’s products and health advice being categorized as pseudoscience. I am not the only person to suggest there are a variety of dubious and unsupported medical recommendations and therapies …