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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...

Nearly Half Of Young Women In The U.K. Don't Know Where Their Vagina Is

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women

Nearly half of young women in the United Kingdom aren’t sure where their vaginas are located, according to a new survey. The surprising statisti...

Can I Skip My Annual Pelvic Exam?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

The American College of Physicians has issued a controversial new guideline recommending against performing the annual pelvic exam in non-pregnant women who have no gynecological symptoms that may require medical attention. Is it time to celebrate and cross that dreaded exam off your to-do list?

My Gynecologist Followed Me on Twitter -- I Wish She Hadn't

Hinda Mandell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Hinda Mandell

My gynecologist just followed my vagina on Twitter. Now she knows my political views, sees the photos I take of my crafting projects, and reads the recipes I plan to cook. It sounds innocuous, but it doesn't feel so innocent.

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.

OBGYN Colleen Krajewski: Why I'm Dispelling Myths About Birth Control

Colleen Krajewski | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Colleen Krajewski

Strangers and friends alike often ask me how I decided to be a gynecologist. "Why would you do that all day?" I prefer to answer the question, "Why did you choose to become a comprehensive reproductive health care provider?"

Fibroids: Time to End the Stigma

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

There's no good reason for fibroids to continue to cause such a high degree of suffering. But awareness of the condition is key if women are to get prompt and appropriate treatment.

I Don't Drink Nearly as Much as I Should: Morning, Mourning Glory

Katie Schwartz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Comedy
Katie Schwartz

Around this time last year, I was in excruciating pain, and thought, either my womb is going to explode like a volcano or rush through my flange at warp speed. I ran -- like a dawg -- to my fabulous OB/GYN.

The Voicemail I Never Expected From My OB-GYN

Brooke Carey | Posted 03.22.2013 | Women
Brooke Carey

When she left me a message telling me to call her back, I worried the news would not be good.

The 7 Most Surprising Facts About Women's Bodies

Posted 01.08.2013 | OWN

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

9 Crazy Questions People Ask Gynecologists

Posted 11.05.2012 | 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: ...

Another Potential Health Benefit Of The HPV Vaccine

The New York Times | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women

A new study suggests that the vaccine against human papillomavirus can significantly cut the likelihood of virus-related disease even among women who ...

Lynne Peeples

New Ways To Protect Unborn Babies From Onslaught Of Toxic Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

Laura Vandenberg worries whenever she hears a pregnant friend talk about painting a nursery. She gets even more concerned when she learns of a childbe...

What Your OB-GYN Isn't Telling You

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.23.2012 | Women

If there's one place you should feel comfortable talking about sex, it's probably your OB-GYN's office. After all, your doctor theoretically chats wit...

What's Ailing 13 Million American Vaginas?

Cristen Conger | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Cristen Conger

Although the medical community is directing more attention and research funding to understanding and spotting the chronic condition, a knowledge gap still clearly exists.

Cara Santa Maria

5 Things Rush Limbaugh Should Learn About Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

2012-03-08-Screenshot20120308at8.35.48AM.jpgRush Limbaugh made some comments this past week that raised more than a few eyebrows. In addition to being anti-woman, what he said is fundamentally anti-science.

G-Spot Scientists Reach Surprising Conclusion

MyHealthNewsDaily | Lauren Cox | Posted 01.19.2012 | Science

Many women swear they have one, but a new review of 60 years of sex research shows science still can't definitively find the G-spot. Researchers h...

A Commitment To Caring For Women And Children

Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact

This post is by Johnson & Johnson as part of their sponsorship of HuffPost Global Motherhood. Caring for the health of a mother is the most direct ...

The Biggest Virginity Myth Is Still Intact

Cristen Conger | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Cristen Conger

The hymen might be the most overrated flap of flesh in the human body, the anatomical equivalent of a sexually charged appendix.

A Little Floss, A Little Fluoride...And A Little Botox?

Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty

You let your dental hygienist poke, prod, anesthetize and drill at all the sensitive places in your mouth. You let your gynecologist examine and metic...

FDA Says 'No More Mesh' for Hernia Repairs -- What Are the Consequences?

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

I think these are not the important lessons. I think the FDA's approval process has little to do with it and I think the real losers are going to be (again) women with prolapse.

Banning Family Planning is Just Bad Business

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Cavallucci

Yet another reason to support Planned Parenthood and all organizations invested in providing family planning resources to the world at large: We need to stop having so many babies.

Baby Boom Has Gone Bust

Tom Silva | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Silva

One unexpected side effect of economic hard times is a sharp decline in birth rates. In Illinois, for example, the birth rate has fallen to its lowes...

'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...

Why I Love My Gynecologist

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

My doctor seems genuinely interested in me and my health, and listens to my often bizarre and controversial thoughts and questions. Really listens. Without judgment.