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Feminist Porn

What exactly IS feminist porn and why should you care? Feminist porn is so many things: it's ethically made porn; it's gender, sexuality, and racially inclusive porn; it's equal pay for equal work porn; and it's porn that focuses on the whole sexual experience. Join the Doctors as they explore the health implications of the feminist porn industry and interview feminist porn expert and iconic film producer, Ms. Naughty.


Immigrant Women's Health (Public Charge)

Listen in for this urgent and essential primer on the Public Charge, and everything you need to know NOW about how the Trump administration is trying to jeopardize immigrant women's health. Special guest: Wendy Parmet, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Health Policy and Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs RESOURCES: Submit your comments BEFORE DEC. 10 using the link below, through Protecting...



Menage a moi, Jilling-off, finger painting... call it what you want. This episode is all things and everything you ever wanted to know about female masturbation. Is it healthy? Is it common? What's a clitoral suction device? We got you.


Birth Plans

Let's get real here- can you really "plan" your birth, and what all does that mean? Drs. Jenn & Erica dissect the good and the bad of birth plans, and reminisce about the best plans they've seen (spoiler alert: twerk births included!).


Wheelchair Barbie Goes to the Gynecologist

Remember in the late '90s when Wheelchair Barbie was taken off the market (her long hair kept getting stuck in the wheelchair, she didn't fit in the Barbie Dream House, her dimensions were too complex for toy designers)? It's no surprise that we often get it wrong when advocating for people with disabilities, and sadly this includes visiting the gynecologist. Special interview with Cody Unser, Founder of the Cody Unser First Step Foundation.


Pregnant Behind Bars

Don't get us started on women's health in the penal system! So much to unpack in this can't-miss episode on prison health. We'll look at pushing out babies while shackled, needing abortions behind bars, and more. Special interview with national expert & author of the bestseller, JailCare, Dr. Carolyn Sufrin.



It's not often in women's health that we focus on gender affirming treatments or the overall welfare of transgender individuals. Time for that to change. Special interviews with Ava, a transwoman law student, & Dr. Heidi Wittenberg, director of MoZaic Care in San Francisco.


Drinking while Female

More than 70% of U.S. adults drink alcohol and 1 in 10 women report drinking during their pregnancy. Time to talk facts- the good, the bad, and the really essential stuff you need to know as a woman. Interview with Julene Zizza, an educator and 20 year sober mother of a son with fetal alcohol syndrome.


Health in Media

The media influences all aspects of our life, including the way we view our health and wellness. Let's explore some of the ways women's health is portrayed (the good and bad) on TV, film, the news, & more. The Drs. also interview special guest, Dr. Nita Landry, Co-Host of the Emmy Award winning show, 'The Doctors' and get her take on medicine & media.



1 in 3 women in the U.S. will experience some form of domestic or intimate partner violence in her lifetime. Here's what it looks like up close, how it affects your entire health, and what you can do to help.


Sex ED

Everyone has a story... whether it's the banana and the condom or the question box with answers read aloud by your PE teacher, sex ed comes for us all.


Painful Sex

Let's not pretend sex is a walk in the park every single time. When it's great, it's great; but when sex is painful, it's time to talk to your gyno. Drs. Jenn & Erica are here for you, lovelies. Special interview with sexual health expert, NP Kelsey Lynd at Stanford University.



They're often stigmatized and rarely normalized, but miscarriages happen A LOT, and not because of anything you did. Drs. Jenn & Erica break down one of the most common gynecologic issues known to woman.


Families Separated

There are no words for what we are doing to children and mothers at the U.S.-Mexico border. There will be serious health implications, and we're going to talk about them right. now.


Postpartum Vagina

Nobody likes talking about it, so that's why we're delving deep into the aftermath that is the postpartum vagina. What happens to your vagina after birth? We're talking peeing yourself, sandpaper vaginas (ouch), & postpartum sex. Get ready for this.


Lesbian Health

Lesbian health is women's health: it's the same, it's different, and it's unique. Drs. Jenn & Erica discuss all the ways the health system stands to improve and hear firsthand stories of people who've navigated it. Plus, expert advise from Dr. Juno Obedin-Maliver of the PRIDE study!


Trump's Gag Rule

Seriously, how far away are we from Gilead? Dr. Jenn & Dr. Erica break down the Trump administration's new domestic Gag Rule and the terribleness it means for women's health.


Fake Women's Clinics

In no other area of medicine is practicing without a license allowed, but guess what? Fake women's health clinics are manned by pretend medical personnel and have one mission in mind: to con women into keeping unwanted pregnancies. Bonus fact: your tax dollars fund them.


The Cost of Contraception

Did you know there's a federal contraceptive coverage guarantee in the Affordable Care Act? Well, you'd better, because our government is actively trying to undo it. Here's what you need to know, NOW. Featuring Kinsey Hasstedt, Senior Policy Manager and reproductive health policy expert with the Guttmacher Institute.


Birth. Control.

From old school to high tech, let's talk birth control. Dr. Jenn & Dr. Erica explore why your grandmother's birth control pill sucked, what not to do with a vaginal ring, and how much stock to put in fertility awareness apps. Get ready.