Q&A Category: Menses

Why do most women visit the doctor’s office? #208/15

Q         From ages 12 to 50, what are the most common reasons why a woman makes a trip to the physician’s office? A:        That’s an easy one! Women go to the physician and nurse practioners because of menstrual cycle problems.Below is a case of a 14 year-old who...

Is Menstruation Obsolete? #101/15

Category:     Women’s poignant quotes about the symptoms that may happen cyclically    Q:  Dr. Bob, what are some of women’s quotes about symptoms they may experience during their menstrual cycles. These quotes are taken from Dr. Sheldon Segal’s book; “Is...

What are the 10 bonus health benefits of birth control? #1201/14

Q: 10 Bonus Health Benefits of Birth Control (from the Huffington Post – December, 2014) Valerie Tarico, PhD Robert Hatcher MD, MPH A: Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington. She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks...

How bad can a woman's cramps be? #1010/12

Note from a 55 year old woman on the website www.manangingcontraception.com   A note that clearly points out that reasons other than birth control may be very important for women on contraception and of very little importance to their physicians (male and even...

I am confused about how to tell when I ovulate. Help! #728/12

Dear Dr. Hatcher, Could you tell me if it is normal for my period to return 21 days after my last day?  I realized something was different when I started taking birth control pills 8 years ago.  When I was on the pill my period came exactly 21 days after the...