Gynecologist, Advocate, author

Dr. Kate White

Gynecologist for 20 years. Women’s advocate for 15 years. Mother for 12 years. Recovering Diet Coke addict. Jersey girl, married to a Texan, living in Massachusetts.

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After caring for more than 1,000 women with pregnancy loss—and living through my own miscarriages—I’ve written an in-depth guide to treatment and recovery from pregnancy loss.

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The book source for clear answers about sexual health, for everyone with a vagina (and the people who love them).

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A longtime Glamour and Women’s Health contributor, I write about the ins and outs of sexual health. Bad sex, better sex. Getting pregnant, not getting pregnant. Being healthy, staying sane.

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21 Feb: What Causes Miscarriage?

When you get the diagnosis that you’re having a miscarriage, it’s common for one of your first thoughts to be…

08 Feb: I Have an Abnormal Pap Test – What Happens Now?

When you get that call or letter from your doctor with abnormal pap test results, it’s normal to panic. Especially…

03 Feb: My Friend is Having an Abortion

I was excited to get to contribute to Brittany Wong‘s piece for HuffPost about how to support your friend who…

30 Jan: Trich is No Treat

Some STIs get all the press, but one that many people haven’t heard of is trichomoniasis. It’s a parasitic infection…

15 Jan: Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

A patient came into my office on Friday with the common complaint of itching down below. She told me that…

15 Jan: Vaginal Discharge

One of the most common concerns I hear from patients is their vaginal discharge.  I have an infection…I’m too wet…I’m…

05 Jan: Are My Nipples Normal?

My patients worry about how their bodies look all the time, and one of the biggest areas of concern is…

05 Dec: What’s a Retroverted Uterus?

Almost every day in the office I mention to a patient that she has a retroverted uterus, and I’m met…

05 Nov: Having a Baby After an Abortion

This reader wonders if she can have a baby after having an abortion… Dear Dr. Kate,  When I was 15,…

03 Oct: Pregnancy of Unknown Location

Pregnancy of unknown location is confusing as well as emotionally painful. I break down what it means and how you have to manage it.

03 Sep: STD Risk

This reader wants to know her partner’s STD risk if they don’t use condoms. Learn about which STDs you can get tested for – and which ones you can’t.

27 Aug: Mifepristone for Miscarriage Treatment

When you have an early miscarriage, your doctor may offer you medical management. Learn here about the medications used to start a miscarriage.

20 Aug: Methotrexate for Ectopic Pregnancy

Methotrexate for an ectopic pregnancy can seem scary. Learn about how the medication works, how you follow-up, and how you know if it works.

13 Aug: What Doesn’t Cause Miscarriage

Please don’t blame yourself for a miscarriage. Learn about how the things that you fear may have caused your pregnancy loss, had nothing to do with it.

07 Aug: Withdrawal Alternative?

You like using withdrawal for birth control. But you want something more effective that doesn’t contain hormones. Learn about other non-hormonal methods of contraception.

30 Jul: When Does My Biological Clock Run Out?

How do you balance living your life and your biological clock? We talk about the factors that influence your fertility, and how to figure out when to use it.

23 Jul: Understanding Pap Smear Results – What They Really Mean

Are your pap smear results confusing or scary? Learn about what phrases mean everything is fine, and what phrases mean your pap is abnormal.

16 Jul: Spotting When You’re Not On Birth Control

Don’t panic if you have spotting between your periods. Irregular bleeding is common when you’re not on birth control. Learn when to go to your gyno about it.

09 Jul: The Pain of Recurrent UTI

Learn what causes recurrent UTI, how your doctor makes the diagnosis, and the best way to treat these infections to stop the burning and give you relief.

02 Jul: Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills: So Much More Than Birth Control

My new patient J. came into my office with her mother last week to discuss her awful periods. She’s 13,…