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Doctor insights on: Religious Beliefs About Contraception

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Masochism excites me: what are your thoughts about dominating women?

Masochism excites me: what are your thoughts about dominating women?

See a therapist.: Dominating someone, or even the thoughts of dominating someone or being dominated is abnormal. It could be harmless, but you need a therapist to help you get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Please tell me if there are any rational, logical, non-emotional arguments against abortion?

Please tell me if there are any rational, logical, non-emotional arguments against abortion?

Pro-life arguments: 1. Pregnancy lowers a woman's risk for breast cancer. 2. The baby can be given up for adoption. It is wanted. 3. There is no killing a living being, whether able to live outside the womb or not. 4. There are risks to abortion besides the obvious ones which may cause difficulty conceiving later. 5. Contraceptives are so effective, abortion should be very rare, if used appropriately by all. ...Read more

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Why do women hide facts about number of past sexual partners?

Why do women hide  facts about number of past sexual partners?

To avoid a label: Some people feel that a woman that has had more than 1 sexual partner is sexually promiscuous, aka a "slut". Furthermore, some people think that a sexually inexperienced woman would make a better sexual partner due to a tighter vagina. These are myths or cultural biases that have nothing to do with reality. But perceptions and opinions don't change easily. So some women hide the number. ...Read more

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Are their laws against me not telling my sexual partner about an std?

Are their laws against me not telling my sexual partner about an std?

Not a lawyer...: I'm not sure about the legality of it, but the ethics are pretty clear-cut. You need to inform your partner of your condition, period. Not doing so puts his/her health at serious risk, along with any future partners your partner may have. I'm sorry you are having to deal with this, but you owe it to your partner to inform him/her. Ask yourself, how would you feel if your roles were reversed? ...Read more

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Also what are the different religious beliefs on circumcision?

Also what are the different religious beliefs on circumcision?

Different: Jews and muslims are for it, because torah and koran support it. Christianity and other religions (major ones) don't support for religious purposes. I am not sure about some "minor" cults, though. ...Read more

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Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Avoid: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a pill with estrogen and testosterone combined. The testosterone (male hormone) doses are generally too high for women, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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What does modern muslim society think about homosexuals?

What does modern muslim society think about homosexuals?

This is a very: Complex issue. A fascinating article is found at : www.Anthroserbia.Org/content/pdf/articles/cvorovic_islamic_homosexual.Pdf in an article entitled "islamic homosexuality" by jelena ?vorovi?. What is clear is that global statements made regarding this issue are likely to be oversimplified. ...Read more

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Do girls learn at social school about female circumcision?

Do girls learn at social school about female circumcision?

Not only did I not: Learn about female genital mutilation in school but it was never mentioned in medical school, internship or residency. I received hundreds of hours in training in child sexual abuse - and it was never brought up there either. Kind of amazing considering that 140 million females (as young as a day old) have had their genitals mutilated. ...Read more

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My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

Yes: Addiction to social media is a real issue with many young people. The best way to wean such addicts is to find more exciting but helthier or more productive alternatives to spend free time ...Read more

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Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Legally Obliged: A donor is legally obliged to provide updates. That being said, i'm not sure there are any good mechanisms in place to monitor that. Any it is entirely possible that anyone can have a change in health information for another family member and not be aware of it. ...Read more

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Do any docs think the pursuit of happiness brings about unhappiness?

Do any docs think the pursuit of happiness brings about unhappiness?

Very interesting : question. I believe that unrealistic expectations of what equals happiness are a major factor leading to unhappiness. Advertising in our society leads many people to believe that happiness is dependent on owning things or looking a specific way. This leads to feeling disappointed with what we have or how we look. Healthy relationships, loving work feeling positive about our lives brings happiness. ...Read more

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What are some myths or misunderstandings about phobias?

What are some myths or misunderstandings about phobias?

Overdiagnosis: Without clear psychosocial impairment such as avoidance that leads to missing out on important daily events, particular fears don't rise to the level of a diagnosable specific phobia. ...Read more

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What are catholic attitudes to infertility treatments?

What are catholic attitudes to infertility treatments?

Vatican guidelines: There is a specific policy of the catholic church - eggs from the wife and sperm from the husband should be fertilized within the body. Ivf, donor eggs and donor sperm use is not sanctioned. Iui is generally accepted as well as the gift procedure where fert occurs in the body. Not many centers still perform gift. Interpretations and adherence to this policy vary. Seek advice from your priest. ...Read more

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Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family ." if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more

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Can I refuse vaccinations for my child based on religious beliefs?

Can I refuse vaccinations for my child based on religious beliefs?

Some states allow: Vaccine refusal is permitted in many states for those with specific established & written religious doctrine. Other states may permit individual belief exceptions. But be aware, the present wave of vaccine refusal across the country has resulted in an increase in infection and preventable deaths in infants.The increase in pertussis alone has gone from 2500 to ~15, 000 with >50 preventable deaths/y. ...Read more

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Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Are all relationships spiritual or emotional rewards?

Relationships: Our relationships offer us endless opportunities to grow and evolve. This may not always feel pleasant at the time. People tend to choose each other for unconscious reasons, and then struggle over issues that are sensitive to both. The most mutually satisfying relationships provide love, trust, connection, and affection that extend over time, no matter what stresses are also going on. ...Read more

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Why are millennials so unconcerned about privacy?

Why are millennials so unconcerned about privacy?

Perhaps ?: Generation y or millenials are savvy with media, digitalization and all types of communication. My guess is that they are willing to give up privacy for all that these technologies have to offer. ...Read more

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Scared of talking with my psychologist about sexual child abuse. Need some reassurance?

Scared of talking with my psychologist about sexual child abuse. Need some reassurance?

Embarrasement: In therapy, your goal is to let go of fixed ways of looking at your life and behaviors, rethink and redirect them and move forward to a happier life.The abuse has power over you, or you wouldn't have difficulty.Discussing it with a trusted doc can help you let go of a fixed idea.You are not defined by the events, but by the whole person you are and can be. Do the work to gain the benefits. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more