A women’s health and wellness blog about gynecologic health and common gynecologic concerns and conditions such as sex, contraception, menstrual periods, hormones, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and PCOS. The latest women’s health research, breaking health news,  fascinating facts, curious gynecologic history, current therapies, our guy’s health, fitness, nutrition, weight management, and advanced medical testing discussed by a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist: Dr. Suzanne Trupin.


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November 8, 2018

1. The HPV is a double stranded DNA virus that wraps into the DNA of infected cells and stays there quietly. Those quiet infections, called latent, can last very long, but stress or other poorly understood factors can cause the infections to resurface.  HPV tests are considered useful and their use has expanded. The FDA h...

October 6, 2018

  1. Generally speaking almost anyone can have a quietly latent HPV and thus be able to transmit the infection to a susceptible person. The best protection is to get vaccinated against HPV. Previously the HPV vaccine Gardasil 9 was indicated for girls, boys, men and women between the ages of 9 and 26. Now the FDA has ap...

July 28, 2018

HPV infections are serious and cause many cancers including cervical, anal, vulvar, penile, and cancers of the oral cavity.

HPV probably can cause cancer of the cervix by itself, for other cancers co-factors probably have to be present. We don't understand all the sequence, or which co-factors are most important. Lifetime...

July 5, 2018

1. The main danger of the HPV vaccination , truthfully,  is for those who do not get vaccination: over 75% of Americans who are not vaccinated are at risk for HPV cancers including cervical cancer for women and penile cancer for men. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December of 2015 approved Gardasil 9, a huma...

April 8, 2018

1. HPV testing can determine if you have a current active HPV virus infection. If you have been vaccinated against HPV in the past 10 years it's very likely you are still protected against getting high grade cervical dysplasia (pre-cancer). It is also fairly likely you are protected against getting an abnormal pap smear.


March 27, 2018

Cervical cancer and Penile cancer are caused by the HPV virus, (Human Papilloma virus), this epidemic can be halted with widespread effective HPV vaccination. Three million individuals worldwide are infected with one or more HPV viruses, and this includes over 40 million Americans: men, women, and children. Although we na...

February 16, 2018

  • The progress of labor depends on the cervix dilating and the baby moving into the pelvis.

  • Excision treatments of the cervix with an electrified loop are called "LEEP procedures. They remove a cone shaped piece of tissue and are used for the diagnosis an treatment of advanced cervical disease.

  • It is possib...

February 10, 2018

New or ongoing relationships, it's a common concern as to how we aren't going to share our infections. Handwashing, masks, and keeping to your own glass are all great health strategies, but STD prevention is just a bit more  complex.

Condoms are good protection. Generally speaking almost anyone can have a quietly latent HP...

January 27, 2018

Women should always get an STD test if they believe they are already infected, or have an STD concern. Lots of things to consider about getting STD and HPV tests. If you haven't had these tests here are some of the things to discuss.

Since you will be using contraception for years it's important to consider other health be...

January 26, 2018

Do you occasionally itch down there? Not every itch has to be a disease of course! But, there may be a common parasite breaststroking around in your vagina. This parasite is called Trichomonas vaginalis, or just the nickname “trich” to the initiated into the logo of those of us in the medical ‘know.’

1. Trichomonas vaginal...

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