Meet Phexxi, Your New Best Friend

Introducing Phexxi: An FDA-Approved, non-hormonal, birth control option If you’ve been looking for a non-hormonal birth control option, Phexxi may be one to consider. Available as of September 2020, this FDA-approved vaginal gel contraceptive is significantly more effective than spermicides, the other topical (cream and gel) options. Phexxi is 93% Effective Phexxi is a cream …

Continue Reading

Do I need an annual Pelvic Exam?

What if I’m not due for my pap, do I still need an annual exam? While you may not need a pap test done every year, it’s still recommended to visit your gynecologic provider yearly for an annual ‘well woman exam.’ At this visit, your clinician will check your blood pressure and weight, screen you …

Continue Reading

On Kissing

Why we kiss. How we kiss. When we kiss. You never knew that kissing could be so complicated. But it really is! Whether kissing is a prelude to sex, a way to assess your potential partner or not connected to sex but merely a way to stay intimate has been studied for years. And honestly, …

Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fall is finally here… It is my favorite time of year. Leaves changing colors from green to yellow to a brilliant red hue. Football is well under way. Fans going crazy picking fantasy teams and hoping that their team wins. Tough football players, referees and coaches take the field wearing pink cleats and other pink accessories…  Why …

Continue Reading

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month. This is a national recognition established by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer in 1999. For over 50 years routine pap smears have helped screen for cervical cancer and help reduce the morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer by 70%. With the widespread use of Gardasil and improved screening fewer …

Continue Reading

Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

As summer is winding down, your days at the beach, pool, or the park are coming to a brief reprise until next summer. While you are soaking up the very last rays of summer, think of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced in the skin in response to direct sunlight, and it’s a pretty important vitamin. Dietary …

Continue Reading

Making A Commitment To Love Yourself

Learning to love yourself may be harder than learning to love someone else. And having a great sex life when you don’t love yourself – well that can be tricky. So here are some things to think about as we approach Valentine’s Day: When you find yourself berating yourself for something you did or didn’t …

Continue Reading

HRT reduces risk of heart failure and heart attack.

A paper published in the BMJ Group’s Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare cast doubt on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and the Million Women Study, which associated hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with an increased risk of breast cancer. As years go by it is becoming more evident that the Million Women Study is …

Continue Reading

Yet another reason for women to be fit…

Overweight women should know that your oral contraceptive may take longer to become effective. A new study recently published in the Journal of Contraception found that oral contraceptives for woman who are overweight can take twice as long to become effective. Most drug tests are not tested on people who are obese and so body …

Continue Reading