Does Ivana Trump want us to believe The Donald has super sperm?

One of the greatest things about being Twitter's resident OB/GYN is people send me crazy news stories that overlap with reproductive health as they are breaking. More often than not it is a story about some bizarre thing one shouldn't put in one's vagina, but today's treat was a little different. This morning Alexandra Svokos sent me a nugget …

Gwyneth Paltrow to feature doctor who thinks AIDS is a Big Pharma scam at In Goop Health

As today is World Aids Day I feel it is appropriate to point out that Gwyneth Paltrow and her crack team at GOOP are featuring Dr. Kelly Brogan, an AIDS denialist, as one of their medical experts at In GOOP Health 2018 in New York City. In 2014, so when HIV was well-known to be …

The troubling backstory behind the “O shot®”

I was recently sent YET ANOTHER puff piece on the “O shot®.” For those of you fortunate enough not to have space in your brain taken up rent free by the “O shot®” it is an injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) into the vagina and clitoris that claims to bring rocking orgasms to women. Honestly, …

We need a vagina and vulva bible, so I am writing one!

If you have never seen a bottle of lube on the nightstand in the movies or in porn, your friends never talked about lube, and every guy you have been with tells you his delusional god-like vagina skills should be enough to make you drip and then sex hurts  because he was in the wrong …

No Addyi isn’t a good weight loss drug (it’s still not a good libido drug either)

It started when a doctor I had never met or heard of before sent me a message on Twitter wanting to partner up efforts to get the word out about Addyi (the drug flibanserin for women's libido that essentially doesn't work and is selling like a lead balloon).   First of all I was like, …

Science clearly says contraception is necessary for women’s health

The Federalist just published an anti-science, misogynistic screed on contraception. While this fact is not surprising it is shocking that this piece of propaganda was written by a physician. The articles makes quick work of belittling women: I wonder if the women using the #Fight4BirthControl hashtag understand how the contraception mandate works. Or how insurance works. …

GOOP gives horrific and harmful advice about thyroid cancer. From a ghost.

This is no Halloween joke. The post is by Anthony William the self-described and strangely medically confident “medical medium.” William claims he was born with a the ability to commune with a high level spirit that (or is it who?) can diagnose medical conditions.  William is a GOOP regular. When GOOP and Paltrow attacked me back …

Vaginal Vicks VapoRub, oh my God people just don’t

I swear there is a random vaginal product generator and people just spin the wheel to discover what shit they can insert today. Which brings me to Vicks VapoRub. In the vagina and on the vulva. Oh my GOD. Before we get to the science, such as it is, let's talk about the smell. Your …

The flu vaccine does not cause the flu

Flu vaccines are available and so that means that the anti-vaccine brigade is out in force. The Daily Mail published a rambling anti-vaccine op-ed by a former reality TV contestant named Katie Hopkins. It was followed by a shorter counter argument by a doctor, but when you are given less than half the word count and …

Don’t cleanse your vagina with a cucumber. Please.

In what seems like post #323 explaining that vaginas don't need cleaning I present the cucumber vagina cleanse. Apparently some women are peeling cucumbers inserting them vaginally and then twisting them around for up to 20 minutes to refresh or cleanse or flush or something. This isn't just a weird Facebook thing one person did …