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EP 84: Washington Post and the Misogynistic Politicization of Birth Control

“Women are getting off birth control amid misinformation explosion.” That’s the title of a very problematic article in the Washington Post last week. Written by two people with no medical background, the article is highly politicized, filled with anecdotal evidence, and dismissive of women’s lived experiences with birth control. To add insult to injury, after …

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EP 83: North American Menopause Society (NAMS) – Are You Listening?

“If you’re already a board-certified OBGYN, why would you pay to become NAMS certified?” Many physicians turn to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) for guidance on menopause-related issues. Every few years, they release a position statement outlining their stance on relevant treatment options, and lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about their …

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EP 79: Semaglutide & Weight Loss – The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful

Semaglutide is a fantastic medication when used the right way. Anybody with a passing interest in weight loss has probably heard about semaglutide. Whether it’s Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus, these antidiabetic medications have skyrocketed in popularity for the incredible weight loss results they can bring. There have even been shortages for the past couple of …

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EP 76: Estriol Face Creams: The New Scams and Old False Claims

“I think it’s scammy. I think it’s dangerous. And I’m saddened that many women are being lied to about these products.” Have you seen those ads on social media for menopause or perimenopause supplements and creams that claim that they will fix all your woes? None of these products have a shred of proof behind …

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EP 73: Hormone Pellets for Women: Misogyny and Malpractice in Women’s Health

I can’t bring myself emotionally, spiritually, psychologically, or physically to use hormone pellets with my patients. Hormone pellets are tiny pellets containing hormones and medications inserted under your skin and replaced every three to six months. They’ve been around for decades, but recently they’ve gained popularity, and they’re now being inserted by Nurse Practitioners, plastic …

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EP 68: Fertility and the SHINES Protocol – The Info You NEEDED

Infertility is defined as 12 months of trying regularly without conception occurring. Although it’s not common, it happens to many couples, and it can be completely devastating when it does. With no known causes of infertility, the conception rate is about 85%, which means about 15% of couples fall within that definition. Over my career, …

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EP 59: PCOS PRIMER: Options and Treatment Plans

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a relatively common condition that affects many women of reproductive age. Despite that, we still lack clear diagnostic criteria, resulting in many women receiving an incorrect diagnosis of PCOS or having PCOS and remaining undiagnosed. September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month, and in honor of that, I’m doing a …

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EP 58: Supplement Quality and Efficacy Unveiled: Wisdom from Industry Insiders

“The most expensive dietary supplement is the one that doesn’t work.” Whenever I go on Instagram, I’m inundated with ads from supplement companies. They all make crazy claims about what they can fix, and I’m skeptical. The regulation of the supplement industry is complex, and consumers are faced with labels filled with acronyms and terms …

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