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Every once in a while you’ll see a “how awful” media story about a young woman who had a stroke or clot in her lungs that was ostensibly caused by oral contraceptive pills (OCPs). Lawyers are suing, OCP users are scared and I get lots of calls from concerned patients and parents. And then there…

We’ve all been hearing more and more about HPV infections; that they cause cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, anal cancer, throat cancer, mouth cancer and venereal warts. I’ve written several articles about the need to immunize girls and boys with the HPV vaccine. The most common vaccine, Gardasil is given in 3 doses, it is a…

Like many gynecologists, I no longer deliver babies. (I do miss it, although I don’t miss the hours.) And I realize that most of my patients are not going to have to deal with decisions about delivery. But their friends, daughters, daughters-in-laws and even granddaughters may. There was a prominent article that came out in…

A major concern for the majority of women in their late 40’s and early 50’s has been whether and when to start hormone therapy. (Note it used to be called hormone replacement therapy, but the experts now agree that this term suggests that the menopause transition is an endocrine deficiency disorder and not a natural…

We could ask our kids (rarely works), speak to the school administrators (they are probably the last to know),  read Seventeen and Cosmo or just look with despair at the promiscuous styles offered to and requested by young girls (and boys). In my perusal of journals, I found a fascinating study which addresses this question….

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