I’m Dr. Mara Gordon, a primary care physician, assistant prof. of family medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and an NPR contributor. I have a special interest in reproductive health and a passion for helping my patients find a m...
I’ve talked to hundreds of patients about choosing a method of birth control, and I also teach medical students about evidence-based contraception care. I’m also involved in several Philadelphia-area reproductive health organizations. I frequently write about reproductive health issues for NPR.
Choosing a method of birth control is such an intimate decision. It's also a decision that's about way more than just birth control: It's about sex and relationships and all the baggage that comes along with those topics.
Come with questions about how birth control works, how different methods of contraception function, or anything you’re too embarrassed to ask your doctor. (But truly, there should be no question your doctor will find embarrassing — we are here to help!) Recently, I worked with NPR’s Life Kit podcast on an episode about how to navigate the many birth control options out there — Ask me anything!
I’ll start answering questions at 1PM Eastern.