How many gynecologists do you know? One? Maybe two?
Do they have a blog? My guess is probably not. I am a gynecologist and I started my blog, The Gyneco-(b)Logic over a year ago. I started it because I felt that I was being asked the same questions frequently. While it doesn’t bother me to answer the same questions, I felt that my reach could be farther than my day-to-day patient schedule.
When was the last time someone shared a Facebook post entitled: That Itch You Cannot Scratch: Causes and Treatments of Vaginal Itching?
First of all, posts like this are rarely shared for obvious reasons. If your friend shared that on their feed, would you side-eye them forever? Don’t lie, you know you would. This is especially relevant as I have noticed more “health” information is being shared on social media. This is probably in part due to the barrier to obtaining healthcare by physicians.
So how do you get your health information? Either you go to the gynecologist or general doctor yourself, at least once per year I would hope, and spend 15-20 minutes max asking your doctor questions while he or she tries her hardest to take care of your basic needs and still see enough patients to pay the bills. The rest comes from Dr. Google, Dr. Facebook, Dr. Instagram and Dr. Pinterest. Btw, none of them are doctors, especially Dr. Google.
Enter me, Dr. Wendy aka Dr. Every Woman, your friendly neighborhood gynecologist.
I am trying to provide a space where legitimate, evidence and real science-based information can be shared without you having to wonder…