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Perfect Match

How many years would you be willing to spend behind cold, metal bars to protect someone you love? What about in the name of justice? For Nina Frost, her love is beyond measures and she is willing to do anything to find justice for her…

Dealing with Stress

When Worrying Turns into Panic

A few days ago, I had a panic attack. For those of you who don’t know, a panic attack is a sudden rush of intense fear or discomfort, which reaches a peak within 10 minutes. My peak was not being able to breathe properly and…

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Humbled by MRKH

On March 19th I attended the 11th annual MRKH conference here at Boston Children’s Hospital. The conference was sponsored by the Center for Young Women’s Health. It was the first medical conference I’ve ever attended, and so I didn’t really know what to expect. I…

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Defeating Public Speaking Anxiety

Uh oh! All eyes are on you and it’s time to address the audience….Will I forget what I have to say? Will I stumble over my words? Is there something stuck between my teeth? Yes, it’s true that all of these questions and more may…

PCOS Blog

It’s Not in Your Head

I was both surprised and saddened to learn that research studies have shown that women with PCOS are four times more likely to suffer from symptoms of depression than other women. Of these women, 1/3 of them meet the criteria for major depression, yet the…

Confused Girl

V is not just for Vagina

I don’t know how many people can remember being potty trained. I don’t really remember it all too well. But I’ve had lots of younger siblings, and cousins who have been potty trained at a time when I was old enough to realize what was…

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It Takes More than a Penis and Vagina

It has come to my attention recently that there are two common words dominating conversations about reproductive anatomy: Penis and Vagina. Now, don’t get me wrong, these are two very key structures that play important roles in reproductive function. But did you know that each…

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Let’s Talk About Porn

As a teen, your brain is still growing and developing, and some of the experiences you have now can impact you later in life—and not always in a good way. This is why watching pornography without really thinking critically about what you’re seeing is not…