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The Phases of the Menstrual Cycle

menstrual phases Menstruation starts with the first day of the period and ends with the start of the next period. Read More...
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The Gynecologist’s Role in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence 3/3

doctor explaining results to patient In the first part of this series, we discussed the cycle of intimate partner violence (IPV) & last week we went over how to identify and respond to signs of IPV. In the final part of this series, we will review how to develop a safety plan, community response, and other considerations. Read More...
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The Gynecologist’s Role in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence 2/3

male doctor talking to female patient Last week we discussed the cycle of intimate partner violence (IPV.) This week we will be going over how to identify and respond to signs of IPV. Read More...
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The Gynecologist’s Role in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence 1/3

Flowchart explaining the cycle of IPV The identification of IPV victims must become part of routine medical care performed by obstetricians and gynecologists. Among many factors, IPV is not spoken about during routine exams for all women seeking obstetric or gynecological care because there is a lack of education among practitioners as well as societal misconceptions regarding IPV that medical practitioners aren’t immune from. Read More...
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Irregular Cycles: What’s Normal vs What’s Concerning

Menstrual tampons on menstruation period calendar with white flowers on lilac and pink background. Aspects of women wellness in monthlies period. Woman critical days gynecological menstruation cycle Some ladies have noticed that their menstrual cycle has been irregular and their body has felt a little off since the beginning of the pandemic. In this blog post, we’ll be going over what’s normal and what’s potentially concerning, along with the potential causes of irregular menstrual cycles. Read More...
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Colposcopy: Purpose, Procedure, and Risks

doctor looking in a colposcope A colposcopy is a means of examining the vagina, cervix, and vulva with a large, electric microscope called a colposcope. To learn more about the purpose, procedure, and risks associated with colposcopies, check out our new blog. Read More...
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What to Know About Infertility & Risks at Every Decade

older couple looking at sonogram of their baby In this blog post, we will be examining infertility at every decade, including the risks to the patient and their baby, as well as ways they can boost their fertility. Read More...
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Vaginal Cancer

vaginal cancer title & graphic Vaginal cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the surface of the vagina, which is sometimes called the birth canal. Although several types of cancer can spread to the vagina from other places in the body, like the cervix, primary vaginal cancer (cancer that begins in the vagina) is very rare. Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are the two main types of primary vaginal cancer. Read More...
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Endometrial Cancer

diagram and text endometrial cancer Uterine cancer occurs in the endometrium which is the inner lining of the uterus. The cause of uterine cancer is not fully understood. However, women who have elevated levels of estrogen, that are not offset by progesterone, are more likely to develop this type of cancer. Read More...
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Are Cancer Survivors’ Follow-Up Care Needs Being Met?

Young woman with cancer hugging her daughter indoors Many cancer survivors are not getting the follow-up care they want or even the care they need. Read More...
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