Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. is a Gynecologist, Director of the New York Menopause Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is a board certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Allen is also a member of the Faculty Advisory Board and the Women’s Health Director of The Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC). Dr. Allen was the recipient of the 2014 American Medical Women’s Association Presidential Award.

by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD | bio

I have a headache. You know what I mean — “Not tonight; I have a headache.” Except it isn’t the husband who is the issue. It’s the New York Post.

Yes, I have a “Sex & the Media Headache” caused by the New York Post.

I know, I know, it’s the Post. I love Cindy Adams. I love Liz. I adore Keith Kelly. But really, why must I be exposed, before breakfast, to two pages of pictures of adolescent-appearing “sex workers” decked out in dominatrix gear along with an appalling description of their job performance? Eeewww.

They aren’t “prostitutes,” but the client always wears a condom??? And of course disinfectants are used.

Mr. Rupert, please. Sex may sell, but you own the Wall Street Journal now. Enough. So where should I go for casual reading? Let’s see…

April Cosmopolitan. Cover:

Our Naughtiest Sex Q&A (Yeah, We Went There)
Little Touches He’ll Love You More For (GUY TESTED)
Feel Great Naked (Confidence Boosters for In Bed and Out!)
NEW SEX TRICKS (Including the Tongue Swirl That Will Push Him Over the Edge!!)
The Sexiest Things To Do After SEX
(Then, inside, a crotch shot of Beckham.)

April Self. Cover:

I don’t think so.

April Glamour Cover:

Men’s Best Sex & Love Advice

(Oh, OK. This article with the brilliant Dr. Hilda Hutcherson as an expert along with Dr. Katharine O’Connell, both gynecologists at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, was informative and straightforward.  Good work, Glamour.)

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  • jen April 3, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    I am so thrilled to read your words, Dr. Pat. It is infuriating to me that we continually are bombarded in ALL media with women as sex objects and as sex and our sexuality as being something we need to constantly improve. Why can we not read about acceptance for who we are and what we want? what about what we expect and need from our partners? As someone who has spent more than 20 years in the corporate world, hoping to change the environment, where women are not sex objects, I am so sad. It really is not changing. Well, maybe very slowly, but it’s all still there.

  • elaine l April 3, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Love the post Pat! These sex scandals are getting ridiculous! Earlier I referenced the time I met Sen. Debbie Stabenow at a Washington, D.C. political dinner. We were seated at a table with Ozzie Osbourne, Sen Jon Corzine of New Jersey, Greta Van Susteren, and others. Ozzie was trying to be on good behavior, with a limited degree of success. I won’t say there was a ‘food fight” albeit playful, but the table did get lively. Someone took Stabenow’s dinner fork. She was a great sport, ate her entree with a teeney cocktail fork, had great humor, political aplomb…My heart goes out to her now. Enough with the sex reporting!