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The Misogyny of Trump

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The Misogyny of Trump

Trump did it again today. More outrageous comments against women.
Trump states that women who have abortions ”should be punished.”
Enough is enough! Women need to take a stand against men who continue to try to control us.

 

More of Trump’s comments against women

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Menopause – When sex hurts

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Menopause – When sex hurts

One of the most common complaints I hear from women going through menopause is sexual discomfort “sex hurts.” The vagina and vulva are estrogen sensitive areas of the body. As estrogen levels decline in menopause, a number of changes occur. The vaginal pH increases and this can result in more infections, commonly urinary tract or bladder infections. The vaginal walls are thin and fragile so they can tear with friction. The tissue can also become less moist and distensible. Some ...

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Genetic testing for breast cancer

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Genetic testing for breast cancer

Events in personal lives of celebrities make news and often bring issues to the forefront for the rest of us; Angelina Jolie’s prophylactic bilateral mastectomy certainly did this.  Fortunately, advances in medical technology enable us to better identify those at risk for certain diseases.  This includes identification of women at elevated risk over the general population for breast cancer.

Breast cancer touches all of our lives in some way.  One in 8 women develop breast cancer and over 230,000 cases ...

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Emergency Contraception, Teens, and Politics

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The United States has more unintended pregnancies than any other developed country in the world.  About one in three adolescents become sexually active by 15.  Teen pregnancies are difficult for the families involved and have widespread societal ramifications as well.  Education is key.  I have no problem with encouraging abstinence as well;  I certainly do not want to think of my 11-and 15-year-old daughters becoming sexually active anytime soon.  But we also must face the reality that many adolescents will ...

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Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding in Perimenopausal Women

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Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding in Perimenopausal Women

One of the hallmarks of perimenopause is widely fluctuating hormones and abnormal menstrual bleeding.  The hormonal changes women experience during perimenopause can results in less predictable bleeding patterns. Irregular bleeding secondary to fluctuating hormones in general does not mean that there is something wrong.

On the other hand, endometrial hyperplasia (overgrowth of the uterine lining, which could lead to cancer) and endometrial cancer rates begin to rise around the time of perimenopause. Sometimes women fail to ovulate because there are fewer ...

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Reflections on work in Africa: Cervical cancer prevention in the U.S. and Rwanda

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This month, the latest guidelines for appropriate cervical screening will be published by the American Society for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (ASCPC). Experts developed these guideliens in an effort to maximize our ability to detect, and thus, treat, pre-cancerous cervical changes while also minimizing over-intervention and unnecessary procedures.  The guidelines are based on sound scientific studies of the human papilloma virus, better known as HPV, the causal agent in the development of cervical cancer, and the behavior of ...

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Emergency Contraception: Types, Effectiveness, Side Effects

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Emergency Contraception: Types, Effectiveness, Side Effects

More than 3 million unintended pregnancies occur each year in the United Sates.  Preventing unintended pregnancies can impact the number of abortions performed.  The use of emergency contraception, taken within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse, can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89 percent.

While “emergency contraception” is an often-heard phrase, many women often have questions about it, including how emergency contraception works, what options are available, and what side effects a woman may have. There is a general ...

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Beyond Boulder: Bringing health, wellness and gynecological services to Africa

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Beyond Boulder: Bringing health, wellness and gynecological services to Africa

I am excited about my upcoming medical mission trip to Rwanda. I will be gone Feb. 8 through Feb. 24, but I will have coverage for my practice. Patients need only call our office phone number to be put in touch with the on-call doctor if needed.

In February 2011 I made a similar trip with the American Association for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (ASCCP).  The ASCCP is the organization that develops the Pap screening guidelines based on the ...

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