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The awful thing having PMDD taught me about how we treat women who have periods

Revelist | Posted 09.19.2016 | Women

By Meghan O'Dea This post originally appeared on Revelist. I remember being 10-years-old and flipping through a catalogue full of Grateful Dead memo...

Cap Off Your 21st With A Little Pap!

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern Many women have a Judy Bloom-esque "first period" story, but has anyone ever told you their "first pa...

Teen Sues Over Drug Cavity Search for Which She was Billed $575

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What seems like almost a tabloid style article -- You Won't Believe What Happened Next!-- is in fact a troublesome look into a little known part of the war on terror: our Constitution-free border zones.

Here's Why You Should Never Ever Google Your Illness Symptoms

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.18.2016 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I'm tired of doctors. I'm fed up with driving there, sitting there and filling out forms that take longer to do, than the duration of any of my illnesses.

Scientists Are Working On An IUD You Can Insert Yourself

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Self-placed IUDs would mean women who don't have access to a doctor who can insert an IUD could take their future into their own hands. While this self-inserted IUD isn't available yet, it's still a promising look at the future of birth control.

10 Successful Career Women and Mothers -- Drawing Some Conclusions in 2015

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2015 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

The 5 Stages Of Going To The Gynecologist

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Let's be real: Going to the gynecologist is crucial for good health, but most of us would rather go to jury duty or watch paint dry. First, there's th...

15 Things I Never Want to Hear the Gynecologist Say

Meredith Masony | Posted 08.26.2016 | Comedy
Meredith Masony

The worst is when the doctor is elbow deep in uterus and they continue the conversation. My biggest fear is that the doctor will point out my imperfections while buck naked on the examination table, shooting a V in the stirrups.

8 Questions That Aren't Insane To Ask Your Gynecologist

Jill Ginsberg | Posted 06.26.2016 | Women
Jill Ginsberg

Every girl needs a great gynecologist at the ready. They might seem cringeworthy, but these questions are totally within the realm of what's considered appropriate to ask your vagina guru. I should know, I'm married to one.

5 Things Your Gynecologist Wishes You Knew

OWN | Posted 05.02.2015 | OWN

Your gynecologist has heard it all -- so why do women so often shy away from talking about their sexual health? From yeast infections to HPV, three fe...

5 Things People Ask Me When They Find Out I'm Married To A Gynecologist

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

I can see the pupils dilate and the wheels begin to turn when people find out that I'm married to a gynecologist. My husband commenced his OB-GYN residency two weeks after we got married 23 years ago. I've heard it all and then some.

The Health Advice A Gyno Gives Her Friends

Posted 04.21.2015 | OWN

Find out what tips your doc is doling out over drinks. By Amanda Kelly Get This Type of Birth Control "I talk my patients through all of the...

How Writing a First Draft (of Anything) Is Like a Trip to the Gynecologist

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
M. Shannon Hernandez

(Authors note: I have resolved this year to write more creatively from time to time. So, here is my first stab at a piece I dreamed up while...yes... ...

5 Things Your Period Can Reveal About Your Health

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Your period is a monthly reminder that everything's working as it should…except for when it's not. That Your Hypothalamus Is ...

5 Things Your Gynecologist Can Tell From A Basic Exam

Posted 11.06.2014 | OWN

Wondering if you should make an appointment? Those 20 minutes could reveal more about your health than you realize. By Corrie Pikul Only 17 perc...

8 Ways to Overcome Anxiety About a Gynecologist Visit

Em & Lo | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

We all have to do things we don't like: take our vitamins, shovel snow when it's blocking the front door, pay our taxes, leave the womb. But we do it; we just get it over with as quickly and with as little fanfare as possible -- and it ultimately makes our lives easier and better.

A Simple Way to Lose Weight

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.31.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I've wanted to lose weight since my son was born in 1992 -- and before that, too. I haven't had much success, probably because I haven't worked that hard at it. Weight loss takes a lot of attention and dedication, and I've never been able to commit to it that way.

5 Secrets You Need To Tell Your Gynecologist

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul From the easy-to-forget details to the hard-to-talk-about problems, your gynecologist needs to know it all. Click through the ...

The 7 Most Surprising Facts About Women's Bodies

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul It's quirkier and more interesting than you ever realized....

9 Crazy Questions People Ask Gynecologists

Posted 09.04.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Two OB-GYNs share their patients’ awkward, unusual and out-there concerns, as well as the sometimes-shocking answers. (Admit it: ...

Iran's War on Female Doctors and Male Nurses

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The announcement that 36 universities across Iran have banned 77 fields of study to women is just the latest example of the Iranian government's particular disdain for the progress that women have made in education.

Love for Sale -- The Escort Opens at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse

Jay Weston | Posted 06.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I was shocked, even stunned, by the play The Escort. I think it is one of the most engaging, interesting and finest depictions of sexual relations I have ever encountered in the theatre.

'Hymen Restoration' On The Rise In China

The Washington Post | Keith B. Richburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A growing number of Chinese women -- mostly in their 20s and about to get married -- are opting for a surgical procedure called "hymen restoration," w...

Ask Dr. Pat: a Peri-Menopausal Flood

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Menstrual disorders are one of the most common complaints that women in this part of the menopausal transition experience.

A Holiday To Hope

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I often tease the husband that over the years of our marriage he fancies that he is a doctor. Well, he was my doctor and guide as I trusted him enough to stop and take time for a holiday.