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Meet Dr. Reetu Syal
"I want every woman to be proud of her body. Follow me as I use science, knowledge, and data to help you become more aware and appreciative of the body you were given. I promise you medical information that is accurate, reliable and free of judgment."
– Dr. Reetu Syal
WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE IS HONEST MEDICAL INFORMATION
Here you will find information to make you more knowledgeable about women's health. We can tell you about studies, data, and what the medical experts say, we can tell you what we think is best. But in the end, you decide.
IN THE END, IT IS YOUR BODY & YOUR HEALTH
There is no medical advice here. Just useful information. Our promise to you is that you won’t find ads or us trying to sell you stuff here.
You won’t find selfies or pictures of what we eat or drink here either – we are not perfect. We are just like you and everyone else trying to figure out life, love, family, happiness, health, and the art of medicine.
Not getting the infection is better than trying to fix the problems afterwards. The BEST way to prevent sexually transmitted infections is not to have sex. Call me crazy. But, I’ve never seen an STI in a woman who was not sexually active. Now that I’ve said that, let’s talk about ways to prevent infection in those of us who are sexually active.
OBGYN's (like me) see many women on the daily who have problems with abnormal bleeding, the most common problem being heavy or irregular bleeding.
Meet the Vulva
If I were the vulva, I would be pissed off that no one knows about me, that no one uses my name.
For starters, stop calling me the vagina. The vagina and I share the same space on your body and the same “V” in our name. But, that’s about it.
When women talk about their private areas, they automatically say something like “my vagina hurts” or “something’s wrong with my vagina”. It’s like the equator - above it, my stomach, below it, my vagina.
I’m not sure at what point in history we all started calling the area under the bushy hairline the vagina.
When I got asked to write about this topic, I had to look up what it meant. I then looked up medical literature to see if there was any concrete data to support this phenomenon.
Dumbing down women's health doesn't serve women. Here’s a great example of the shame we place on our anatomy, unknowingly, and how it passes down from mother to daughter. When my daughter was 4 years old, I was called by her friend’s mother and the conversation went something like this...
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