Vietnam & Beyond

I recently returned from volunteering on a medical mission in Vietnam with The Children of Peace International (COPI). It was an absolutely amazing experience. 21 Vietnamese and 19 Americans joined together to provide care to 1,238 patients (mostly children) at 7 clinics in 5 different cities over 14 days! We started in Hanoi (North) and …

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Motherhood and Sex

Very often patients will tell us that before they had children they thought about sex, enjoyed sex, were adventurous sexually. And then they became a mom.  And the lights went out. Being a mom and a sexual being is not an oxymoron.  But for many women it is, and how you conceptualize the effect of …

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Topical hormones — keep away from children and pets!

Pediatricians and veterinarians around the country are reporting a strange phenomenon: children are showing signs of premature puberty and spayed dogs and cats (even puppies and kittens) are suddenly becoming hormonal. Although there can be a myriad of factors contributing to this trend, one culprit has concretely been identified- topical hormone transference. Estrogen and testosterone …

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