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    'Virginity Tests': A Gynecologist Sets the Record Straight

    I will never forget the first time I was asked to perform a "virginity exam." I was a rather new doctor when a woman I knew from the ...

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    Is Coconut Oil Safe for Your Vagina?

    Other than perhaps CBD oil, no other substance has received more headlines claiming super-healing powers than coconut oil. Dermatologists ...

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    Is ‘Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation’ Safe? A GYN Weighs In

    I had never heard that a vagina needed to be "rejuvenated" until I saw an advertisement in an OB/GYN publication offering me a class on the ...

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    6 Times You Shouldn’t Have Sex

    Mom, what is sex? my seven-year-old asked me in the middle of a chaotic weekday breakfast recently. After nearly choking on my Cheerios, ...

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    4 Ways You Can (and Can’t) Get Pregnant

    Whether because of broken condoms, forgotten pills, or poor choices after too much tequila, there are lots of surprise pregnancies that ...

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    Could It Be Herpes?

    “I’ve got this yeast infection that just won’t go away. I had itching and burning, so I used an over the counter cream. I think I had an ...

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    Do I Have an Ovarian Cyst?

    While your ovaries are mostly awesome organs of reproduction, sometimes they can be a real pain. Let’s talk about the awesome part first. ...

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    How to Treat Vaginal Dryness In Menopause

    Sex is supposed to be fun, and it’s definitely not supposed to hurt. But one of the consequences of menopause is vaginal dryness, which for ...

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    I Have No Sex Drive – Could It Be My Hormones?

    In the office this week I saw a frazzled soccer mom, a newlywed, an executive empty nester and a marathoner all with the same symptom: low ...

  • Is DHEA the Next Wonder Drug for Menopause?

    Many of the currently menopausal women in the United States came of age during the "Swinging Sixties."  ...


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    Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO, is a board-certified OB/GYN in private practice in Franklin, TN, and serves as the vice chief of staff at Williamson Medical Center. She is the co-author of The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood and The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey through Baby’s First Year.