Dr. Doe’s Pelvic Exam

Today I’m getting a pelvic exam. Doctor Blake gave us permission to film the whole thing so that you know how to prepare, what to expect, and when to come back. In 2014 the American College of Physicians determined that annual, once-a-year pelvic exams we’re doing more harm than good. Their vote was appointment as […]

What to expect: vaginal vault brachytherapy

Hello, I’m Dr. Lisa Barbera a Radiation Oncologist with the gyne oncology team at the Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto. Brachytherapy is a very common kind of radiation treatment in gynecologic cancer. The program at the OCC is well established and is experienced with these types of treatments. We are one of the largest brachytherapy […]

The US medical system is still haunted by slavery

At the edge of Central Park in Manhattan, there’s a bronze statue of a doctor named James Marion Sims. Whose “brilliant achievement carried the fame of American surgery throughout the entire world.” He’s the guy who created the vaginal speculum, an instrument gynecologists use for examination. He pioneered the surgical repair for fistula, a complication […]

3rd Trimester Induction Abortion: Injection and Stillbirth

My name is Dr. Anthony Levatino. I’m a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist and I’ve performed over 1,200 abortions. Today, I’m going to describe a 3rd Trimester Induced Abortion, which is performed at 25 weeks to term. At this point, the baby is almost fully developed and viable, meaning he or she could survive outside the womb if […]