I had a similar moment to yours re: rage/violence. I didn't experience DV. but my step-mother has hated me (and acted on it) since the day she married my dad. I never considered it abuse, though, because she was never physically violent. My therapist also had to explain to me that rage/screaming/yelling are violence.… » 9/24/14 6:22am 9/24/14 6:22am

Your doctor is behind the times. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommend IUDs for women without children, including sexually active teens, precisely because it is so effective and plenty of young women have a (totally reasonably) hard time remembering to take the pill every day or get their depo… » 9/17/14 5:21pm 9/17/14 5:21pm

I'm really not sure why people have so much trouble understanding why a dude might become an OB/GYN. Like, reproduction and the female reproductive system in general is fascinating. I don't think it's any weirder than being like a GI specialist or an ENT guy. If you aren't personally comfortable seeing a male gyno,… » 9/17/14 8:10pm 9/17/14 8:10pm

I moved from DC to Baltimore about a year ago, and I love Baltimore. I'm still very fond of DC, and I go back really often to visit friends and for events and things (yay weekend MARC!), but Baltimore is a great city. I like the Baltimore nightlife waaaaaay more than DC's scene, and everything is more affordable. … » 9/17/14 7:28pm 9/17/14 7:28pm

Yes they do! Some old school docs won't, but ACOG recomments it for teens. There's also Skyla, which is the slightly smaller version that is specifically meant for nulliparous women. Mirena is actually recommended for women who have bad periods (me included) since it usually dramatically lightens or even stops all… » 9/16/14 2:30pm 9/16/14 2:30pm

Some poor idiot had the misfortune to do this to me in the week after my stepsister died. I did not take his thoughts on my personal appearance while grieving very well. I doubt he will tell another women to smile ever again. (though people can be remarkably stupid so who knows?) » 9/15/14 5:58am 9/15/14 5:58am