The Horrifying History of Gynecology Tools

Gynecology Tools

A visit to the gynecologist can certainly ease some anxieties, but it’s by no means a relaxing experience. You’re in that crinkly paper dress, your feet up in those stirrups and your doctor’s about to get up close and personal, with their necessarily invasive gynecology tools. The truth is, however, today what we think of as uncomfortable – the cold, plastic vaginal speculum entering us as the doctor…

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OBG(why)N: Understanding The Vagina vs. The Vulva

The outer genitals of a woman’s body are commonly called her vagina. Colloquially, her vajayjay. The truth is, where you say vagina, science says vulva. Did you know that the vagina is actually one part of the genital area?  It’s the vulva that comprises the external genitals (mon pubis, labia, clitoris, etc.) the outer areas many people often mistakenly call their vagina. Okay, so what exactly is the vulva? The vulva is the collective name for the genital areas…

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OBG(why)N: Some Tips on How to be a Good Patient

The doctor/patient relationship, especially the gyn, is an extremely intimate one. Many of these relationships span years or even decades. and as such they are crucial connections to respect and maintain (not just on the doctor’s side). These days, I hear many patients complaining about doctors, however, it’s important to remember that all relationships are two-sided and there’s many things both sides can do to ensure a healthy, successful connection. Here are…

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OBG(why)N: What is Endometriosis?

Simply put, Endometriosis is when endometrial tissue implants outside the uterus. Every month when your uterus cycles, you shed your endometrium and you have a bleed. The endometrial tissue that is outside your uterus also cycles and bleeds. Endometriosis occurs in 10% of all women and 40% of infertile women. What are the symptoms of Endometriosis? The most common symptoms are: cyclical pelvic pain, pain with intercourse (dyspareunia),…