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Creating and Procreating: Owning What Wants to be Born

I’ve been thinking about having another baby for four years now. Because I was the ripe old age of 36 when my daughter Siena was born, we started talking about it right away. In fact, my husband…

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What? We Can’t Say ‘Vagina’?

Tell me it isn’t true. Rumor on the street has it that TV networks have banned a tampon company for making an ad that uses the word “vagina.” Um, how exactly are we supposed to talk about tampon…

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An OB/GYN’s Thoughts On Abortion

Okay, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and write a post that literally scares the bejesus out of me. The other day, I was doing a podcast interview with Owning Pink blogger Stacey Curnow, and she…

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The Difference Between Curing and Healing

The Origins of Pain I saw a patient today who inspired me - let’s call her Sally. She suffers from a host of medical conditions that threaten to rob you of your mojo - fibromyalgia, chronic fatig…

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How to Keep UTIs From Zapping Your Mojo

Have you ever had a UTI (urinary tract infection)? If so, you’re probably cringing right now, tempted to cross your legs and hold your pee-pee in with both hands like a little girl who really h…

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Should I Use Birth Control To Skip My Period?

With the advent of extended cycle contraception (continuous birth control pills such as Seasonale), lots of women are talking about whether or not to have periods. 72 percent of women surveyed say…

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Will a Little Pink Pill Help Women With Decreased Libido?

Has your little lost sex drive gone into hiding? Have you forgotten what it feels like to be hot for your lover? Do you feel like you want to be sexual, but you’re just not, like a switch within y…

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