Gynecology
Dr. Kate: Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City who answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. One of the most common concerns I hear from patients is about their vaginal discharge. “I have an infection…I’m too wet…I’m too […]

Dr. Kate: Is Breast Self-Exam Best?

photo by Caitlinator Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City who answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Many of my patients have come in lately for their yearly check-ups, and as I do their breast exam, […]

Dr. Kate: My Orgasm Turned Into a Pain Spasm

photo by luisvilla Dear Dr. Kate, The other day my guy & I were having sex and just when I was about to orgasm I felt a sudden sharp pain in the lower left of my abdomen. It was such a strong terrible pain that there was no way for my guy to not notice. […]

Dear Dr. Kate: Can You Tell Me All About the NuvaRing?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City who’ll be answering your medical questions here regularly. After her recent post on the NuvaRing, a lot of you asked for more information on this birth control device, so here goes: The NuvaRing is one of my favorite forms […]

Dear Dr. Kate: How Can I Make Sex Less Painful?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City who will be answering your medical questions here regularly: Dr. Kate, Since I started having sex (4 years ago, I’m 20 now) I’ve never been able to handle penetration for a very long time. After a while it loses […]

Dear Dr. Kate: I'm Terrified of Going to the Gyno! (Part 2 of 2)

photo by Edgar Zessinthal Yesterday, we (Em & Lo) answered Fraidy Cat’s question about how to get over being terrified of visiting the gynecologist, as two women who’ve had some experience on the receiving end of a speculum. Today, actual-gynecologist Dr. Kate tries to further allay Fraidy’s fears as a woman who’s spent her career […]

Dear Em & Lo: I'm Terrified of Going to the Gyno! (Part 1 of 2)

photo by Simon Davison Gynecologist Dr. Kate weighs in on this question in the subsequent post. Hey Em and Lo, I know how important it is to see a gyno, but honestly, I am terrified to go.  I’ve actually made several appointments since I lost my virginity about nine months ago, but every time the […]