November 15, 2017

Throughout my career in reproductive health, the term "family planning" has been at times confusing, at times controversial and sometimes a lightening rod. Depending on the source, it might be synonymous with birth control (or contraception when discussed globally - bi...

July 6, 2017

 Photo: Portrait of a young Dr. Lady Doctor starting med school, 1996 

Great article in the Washington Post from a young female doctor on the challenges of providing care when you're not an old white man. 

June 8, 2017

Photo credit: K Culwell, 2017. 

Woefully inadequate sex education.

Having recently traveled to Kenya and heard the voices of many young people describing the barriers they face to accessing contraception and avoiding unwanted pregnancies and STIs, I was still moved by th...

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I’ve specialized in women’s reproductive health for over 17

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