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Under The Microscope, A Pathologist Sees Beauty — And Danger

Oct 16, 2013 | Women's Health |HPV |Cervical cancer | Comments (0)

This post originally ran on WBUR’s CommonHealth. We appreciate WBUR for giving us permission to reprint this article.

It was a typical busy morning. A flurry of people in and out of my office along with a growing stack of slides. I picked up the next slide, a pap smear.

The requisition stated “24 yo, routine pap.” She had no prior history of any abnormalities. As I studied the slide, the normal cervical cells sparkled in shades of blue and pink. Together with their small uniform nuclei, this created an evenness to the slide, like a calm pond.


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National Coming Out Day 2013

Oct 11, 2013 | General |LGBTQ | Comments (0)
October 11 is National Coming Out Day 2013.

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Quick Guide to the ACA and the Health Insurance Marketplace

Oct 3, 2013 | General | Comments (0)

This FAQ is taken from HealthCare.gov which has detailed information on each topic 


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Vaginal Lubrication and Penis Girth

Sep 26, 2013 | Relationships |Women's Health |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

This podcast comes from sexual health expert Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH

QUESTION: My partner and I recently started having sexual intercourse, and neither one of us are virgins. He has a lot of girth, or circumference, to his penis. Another problem is that I'm on a low-estrogen birth control and have difficulties with vaginal lubrication, but he doesn't like to use lube. Is there anything I can do to make it easier for us, and easier for me to get lubricated vaginally? 


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It’s Sex, Not Hospice

Sep 26, 2013 | Sexual Health | Comments (0)

Guest post from Evelyn Resha certified sexuality counselor and a certified nurse-midwife with over 20 years of experience as an integrative health and sexuality practitioner. 

Despite all the time I spend thinking, studying, and talking about sex I still can’t fully understand why people often talk about their sex lives as if they’re talking about going in to hospice. Grave and sullen voices whisper feelings and facts - both good and bad - in hushed and secretive tones. It’s as if the person I am talking to is disclosing something unlawful or horrific like; “I’m counter-fitting twenties in my basement”, or “I know it’s hard to believe but I love dealing crystal meth. at the elementary school.”


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