What To Do When A Doctor Is Pushing Sex Toys

I haven't been very good about going to my OB since my son was born. I even lost his number. So I Googled him and I found out he now sells sex toys out of his office: things like vibrators, cock rings and… butt plugs. Oh my gosh. Should I find a new OB/GYN or is this kind of thing okay? ...more
Man, I really WISH my ObGyn would sell sex toys! What a great idea. That would sure make going ...more

“Viagra Condom” May Be On Its Way

We’ve all been there. You’re making out. Things get hot and heavy. He’s got his hand under your blouse, and you can feel him stiffen under your touch. The inevitable is about to happen. And then you remember the condom in your purse.You pull out the condom and fork it over with a “I’m sorry but these are my rules” gaze. He opens it and starts to put it on, and as he does, Mr. Friendly withers....more

More Women Choosing Home Births

Many of our parents and grandparents were born at home with the use of midwives and what we now call doulas, who provide emotional support to pregnant women and can assist with some physical/homeopathic needs and education regarding pregnancy and the birth process.  Doulas back then were not certified or professionally trained – rather they used their years of experience to assist others....more

Oral Sex Causes Oral Cancer—But Don’t Wig Out

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could blame all oral cancers on smoking ciggies and boozing it up? At least we already know we’re better off ditching those vices. But are we supposed to have NO fun? I mean, seriously. For the most part, oral sex is pretty dang safe. You can’t get knocked up. It’s much harder to contract most sexually transmitted diseases. And it feels oh-oh-oh so good. But it seems all good things come at a price. ...more
Having just finished radiation and chemo treatments for HPV 16 cancer on my bottom of my tongue ...more

The Power Of Woman: Sexy Or Scary?

Women are friggin’ powerful. And during that fertile time of the month, our power escalates, especially with respect to how the opposite sex responds to us. At least, that’s what the research shows. This scares the hell out of some people....more

Love your article. It couldn't be more on point. I can always tell when the women I work with ...more

Welcome Readers!

Allright, maybe that salutation is premature (do I have any yet?) Anyway, welcome to my blog. You are about to embark on the adventures of a resident physician training in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Intern year was a whirlwind. Now that the dust has settled and I am at the start of my second year, I wanted to take an opportunity to breathe, reflect, and share the experiences that have captivated my heart and my funny bone. Thanks so much for reading.  Your comments are always and forever welcome....more

How to Keep UTIs From Zapping Your Mojo

Dr. Lissa at your service, talking today about perhaps one of the most dreaded afflictions in the Universe, the urinary tract infection (UTI). Have you ever had one? 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 has to go. Anyone who has experienced it knows that UTIs totally zap your mojo, and since they affect about 8-10 million people per year, chances are we’ve all been there. Here is the skinny from this end of the stirrups on that sinister, mojo-burgling coochie invader....more

The Midwife Difference

With my first pregnancy, like most people I chose the care of an Obstetrician. Misconceptions on pregnancy, birth, and medical treatment surrounding pregnancy is what ultimately brought me to my choice, and looking back I wish I had a clock that could turn back time.  After the half care I received from my first Obstetrician practice, and the negative birth experience that they provided with their misinformation, lack of informed consent, pushed birth, and ultimately my first cut, I know it was something I would never willingly go through again. ...more

Your OB/GYN Said What? Horror Stories From The Other End Of The Examination Table

Any woman can tell you that visits to the gynecologist can be - how to put this? - challenging to one's sense of modesty. You have not known examination room embarrassment until you have had an ob/gyn advise you on comfortable sexual positions in late pregnancy while probing your parts to see whether or not you're dilated, or had an obstetrical resident stitch his finger to those same parts (true story) while repairing a tear and announce it loudly to the entire room. ...more

My family doctor once confessed to me, when we were talking about doctors saying uncomfortable ...more

Birth plan? Doula? Natural birth? Not here you don't.

A sign posted at the Aspen OB/GYN Women's Center in Provo, Utah has many women up in arms. What's so offensive? Read for yourself. The sign reads as follows: ...more

You are just a wee bit behind, though I can't imagine why. ;)