There’s a perception that men are the stubborn doctor-avoiders of the sexes, but women delay seeking care as well, for their own reasons. It will shock no one to find out that the main reason women avoid care is embarrassment.
After the yearly pap smear was scrapped, it was only a matter of time that they'd come for our yearly pelvic exam too. Stop it, you're putting the gynecologists out of business and making everyone upset!
It's common for pregnant women to fret about almost everything they put in their bodies, from chocolate to tuna. But two recent studies suggest there's been an uptick in percentage of pregnant women taking opioid painkillers. Which seems troubling.
A Redditor who posted a question about what gynecologists can tell about their patients "lifestyle" from an examination probably didn't expect to get science dropped on them by actual MDs. The question which appeared on the site 18 hours ago asked the site's resident gynecologists to reveal all about what the redditor…
Going to the gyno is enough of a pain in the cervix without the fear that the doctor between your legs is snapping pictures without your knowledge. But, for 9,000 ex-patients of deceased Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy, that seemingly irrational fear may actually have been warranted. Bleargh.
Getting fingered at your gyno's office once a year is a typically awkward experience, but it turns out that it might also be a pointless one. Experts are now saying that there is no medical evidence that supports the need for well women to get routine pelvic exams.
While a trip to the gynecologist is never a good time, it's still ridiculously important that you go regularly and soon it will be even more so. A new study suggests that a pap smear can, in addition to detecting cervical cancer, detect uterine and ovarian cancer.
Dr. James C. Burt was a simple gynecologist with a simple goal: to make life better for the boners of husbands of women who just had their love-holes ruined by childbirth. And so, for more than 20 years starting in the mid-1960's, Dr. Burt would perform vagina-tightening surgery on his new mom patients without their…
According to a self-flagellating report in what should be called the Journal of Sexual Healing but is instead prosaically named the Journal of Sexual Medicine, a national survey of OB-GYN sexual history screenings have revealed that doctors are shying away from discussing sexy times with their patients.
The issue of gender segregation has been growing more heated in Israel, and there's an ironic twist to the latest incident. A major conference on gynecology is only featuring male presenters, because really, what the hell do female researchers know about the functions of the wily vagina?
Getting a gynecological exam can be nerve-wracking under the best of circumstances. But for one woman, it included an aggressive sales pitch for labiaplasty.
Many women are concerned that once they're in labor, their doctors will ignore their birth plan. Halina Jane Gillett is suing Professor Jeffrey Robinson, one of Australia's most respected obstetricians, because she says he disregarded a request for a caesarean — from Gillett's mother in 1985. Instead, Robinson chose…
A new study says women are getting tested for HPV too often. You'd be forgiven for being confused.
Once, during a painful examination, a female gynecologist snapped at me, "You think this is hard for you? Imagine how I feel." According to a tidbit in the Times today, I might be better off with a male doctor.
A new study suggests that a single screening with a DNA test for HPV is more effective than all current methods of detecting cervical cancer. Some doctors say the easier test will replace Pap smears.
Melissa Harris-Lacewell is a Princeton professor and a political pundit. She also has fibroids, and last month Harris-Lacewell had a hysterectomy. Fibroids are "growths in the uterus that appear during the reproductive years," as they're described in this companion piece to Lacewell's article on the Root.com. That…