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World AIDS Day 2013

Nov 29, 2013 | STDs/STIs |HIV | Comments (0)

This Sunday, December 1st, is World AIDS Day.

Those of you who were teens or adults in the 1980’ and 1990’s, remember how AIDS was a dominant force in the culture and media? AIDS in the news almost daily….plots and storylines in movies and television shows. Fundraisers, awareness campaigns.

Attention to HIV/AIDS has hardly gone away but I don’t think we hear as much about it these days. That’s a shame, because we have a great deal of work to do!

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Male Birth Control: Overdue but on the Horizon? Part Two

Nov 1, 2013 | Men's Health |General | Comments (0)

Male Contraception- A Man's View

Women have an array of contraception options from which to choose, a veritable buffet of offerings: implants, IUDs, injections, the pill, the patch, vaginal rings, diaphragms and cervical caps, the sponge, even sterilization.

Men? Wear a condom. Get a vasectomy. Pretty straight-forward, that. And sadly lacking.


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Male Birth Control: Overdue but on the Horizon? Part One

Oct 22, 2013 | Men's Health |Reproductive health |Sexual Health |General | Comments (0)

Male Contraception – A Woman’s View

Male birth control methods -beyond condoms and sterilization- are like a sweet dream from which you’re rudely awakened. Just as you reach out for the prize, bang it’s snatched away! Not much has changed here from one generation to another but hang on – some exciting research now underway might make this dream a reality in the not so distant future.

We’ll explore this topic with two viewpoints, one from a woman and the other from a man.  We’d love to hear your thoughts, too, so comment below!


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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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