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Essure



Essure is a controversial permanent method of birth control.  Its controversy arises from the side effects that women have reported–including ‘migration’ of the device and pain– which we’ve briefly discussed in a past episode.  In this episode, Katee takes us along as she explores this no-longer available sterilization device, which manufacturer Bayer is removing from the market citing a lack of consumer interest.

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Resources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/essure/about/pac-20394017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/07/20/sales-of-essure-birth-control-implant-halted-by-bayer-u-s-was-last-to-sell-controversial-device/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.eb1a763bd2d2

http://www.essure.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essure


Adenomyosis



Endometriosis happens when endometrial tissue has migrated outside the uterus and made itself at home elsewhere.  But Adenomyosis—where the endometrial tissue infiltrate he walls of the uterus itself—can also cause pain and heavy bleeding each month.  Come with us as Corbin teaches us more about this difficult condition.

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APGAR with Dr. Alyson Pierick



It’s not just an acronym folks! This week, pediatrics resident Dr. Alyson Pierick joins us to discuss Dr. Virginia Apgar – namesake of the Apgar score. Learn why OB/GYNs and pediatricians can both assign Apgar scores and why we both care! Plus babies are fun and who doesn’t want to learn more about them?!

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References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Apgar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apgar_score

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/overview-of-the-routine-management-of-the-healthy-newborn-infant?search=apgar&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~47&usage_type=default&display_rank=1


Pregnancies of Unknown Location with Dr. Jillian Claire



Most times, someone misses a period, takes a home pregnancy test, and calls their doctor because it came back positive.  The doctor says, come see me in six weeks–because they won’t be able to see anything on an ultrasound until then anyway. But other times–like if you’re visiting the emergency room–a doctor will order a pregnancy test much earlier than that, and the test comes back positive well before it’d be visible on ultrasound.  In that case, it’s a PUL–a pregnancy of unknown location.  The hunt is on!  Find out more about why OBs pay close attention to this finding on today’s show.

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Natural Cycles App – with Dr. Jillian Claire



This week the Vagibonds are joined by Dr. Jillian Claire to discuss the FDA’s recent approval of the app Natural Cycles for use as birth control. We recommend listening to our episode on fertility awareness because we reference it… a lot.

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References:

https://www.vox.com/2018/8/14/17684392/natural-cycles-birth-control-app-fda

https://www.naturalcycles.com/en

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28882680


Drug Shortages



That drug you count on?  It might not always be around. The Vagibonds talk about why shortages of medicines and medical supplies happen and what common items are in short supply right now.  Plus the implant Essure is taken off the market.

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References:

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The Breast Vagibonds Episode Ever



This week Katee, Corbin, and Dave talk breast feeding! With the Trump administration recently blocking a WHO resolution to encourage breast feeding worldwide. We discuss the scientific evidence behind breast feeding but we also jump into how women are frequently shamed by their child feeding choices.

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding



What is normal uterine bleeding? What is abnormal? And what the heck is PALM COEIN? This week the vagibonds discuss the bread & butter of gynecology.

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References:

Comprehensive Handbook Obstetrics & Gynecology by Thomas Zheng


Time Turning the Biological Clock



This week Katee, Corbin, and Dave discuss what the heck everyone means by the term “biological clock.” We talk about the physiology behind female infertility and how modern medicne aims to Hermoine Granger that clock with egg freezing, IVF, and all sorts of other spce age technology. Enjoy!

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