Myth busters, GYNO style: does the copper IUD affect copper levels in the blood?

I’m not sure where some of the GYNO myths start, but according to my colleagues, there are a lot of questions circulating about the safety of the copper IUD with respect to copper in the blood stream. “Will my copper IUD affect copper levels in my blood” is a reasonable question, especially knowing that individuals […]

The GOP debate in Iowa reveals the candidates have no grasp of reproductive health

The debate in Iowa was an opportunity for the GOP hopefuls to showcase their stand against abortion, because there’s nothing better than a pissing match about reproductive health to rally the fundraisers and fill the war chest. Here are some quotes from the evening: Rick Santorum on why abortion should be illegal, even in the […]

What is the best method of birth control?

Now that co-payments are (hopefully) falling by the wayside for birth control, it’s time to think less about cost and more about failure rates, because not all methods of birth control are equal. There are many factors to consider when choosing a method of birth control. Some people dislike the idea of hormones while others […]

Gynecology survival guide for the zombie apocalypse

You never know when the zombie apocalypse might be upon us. The CDC┬áhas excellent information on general survival skills, but they neglected to include crucial GYNO information. Sure, clean drinking water and 3 days of food is important and all, but let’s face it, you don’t want the natural disaster to spread to your reproductive […]

Are condoms with spermicide a good idea?

You are standing in the grocery store staring at the overwhelming selection of condoms. The last time you had sex there was an unfortunate incident involving breakage and you are eager to avoid the pregnancy panic and STD scare that ensued. You look at the condoms with spermicide thinking that extra-protection sounds like a good […]