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Dear Dr. Vanessa – Swollen Vulva & Painful Urination Post-Sex

Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Lately after my boyfriend and I are done having sex, I swell up down there, and it is really sore, […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa: What's the Low Down on IUDs? Part 2

illus. of Paraguard IUD via Med.unc.edu Last week, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, answered one reader’s question about the IUD and it’s safety. It sparked some debate in the comments, so she’s back this week to address those issues: I think it […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa: What's the Low Down on IUDs? Part 1

illus. of Paraguard IUD via Med.unc.edu Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I heard IUDs can cause infertility.  Is that true? It’s a […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa: What's Up with Kegels?

The Kegelcisor available at Eden Fantasys Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I went to the gynecologist the other day and she said […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa – Can My Roomie's Hormones Affect My Mood Swings?

photo by ken ratcliff Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, In the summer my roommate and I moved in with two other friends […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa: What STDs Should I Get Tested For?

STD toys from Giant Microbes Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I’m a woman in her early ‘30s with a pretty active sex […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa: Can I Get HPV Orally?

photo by db*photography Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, Can you get genital HPV orally? — Orally Fixated Dear O.F., Yes, you can.  […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa: Any Medical Libido Booster for Gals?

photo by Tiago Ribeiro Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, Is there a safe, medical way to improve my libido? Is there a […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa: Help, Something's Off Down There!

photo by striatic Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, For nearly 5 months I have had a sour tasting vaginal discharge.  It is […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa: Is Sex During Pregnancy OK?

photo by karindaiziel Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I’m pregnant and healthy. I’ve heard it’s okay to have sex when you’re pregnant. […]