What is PID?

Every sexually active woman should know of PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease).  Most women diagnosed with this infection are under the age of twenty five.  Unfortunately, many women find out that they have had this infection, years later, when they are diagnosed with...

C-Section on request

Across the nation about 30% of deliveries are done by caesarean section (c-section). Most c-sections are performed at the recommendation of an obstetrician, but in recent years, more women have asked to be delivered by caesarean and have optedout of labor. Women...

Do you have Herpes?

Last week I had a heated debate with a friend of mine over what she feels is the nonchalant attitude of physicians over the topic of genital herpes.  I have a colleague, a gynecologist, no less, who feels that testing people who have never had any symptoms of herpes...

A Note to Women for Father’s Day

My dad quit smoking years ago.  He often fell asleep on the couch while ashes from a lit cigarette fell to the floor.  The fact that his bed once caught afire, did not temper his cravings.  Today, in addition to being a cigarette Nazi, he takes to the treadmill...

The Big M

Menopause is one of the biggest turning points in women’s lives. It is defined as the permanent cessation of menstruation.  Some women make smooth transitions, while others face torrents of hot flashes accompanied by perfuse sweating, mood swings and...