Your Daughter’s First Visit


A girl’s first visit to a gynecologist needs to be compassionate, comforting, reassuring. Dr. Stepanian’s loving approach to every patient is just what the doctor ordered.

Did You Know?


A woman’s reproductive system holds so many fascinating secrets. This blog lets you in on an array of intriguing facts. Did you know that three levels of your reproductive system are located in your brain?

Minimally Invasive Surgery


Laparoscopy (robotic or traditional), Hysteroscopy, and vaginal surgeries compose Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS). With each of the above approaches, incisions are smaller. That makes healing much faster and postoperative discomfort minimal. The use of lasers in laparoscopy allows for additional dimension in handling tissue in complex surgical conditions.

The Cause, Symptoms, and Treatments of Endometriosis


The Cause The lining of a woman’s uterus, the endometrium, is made up of special cells that are perfect for the functions of menstruation and pregnancy. When these special cells and their supportive structures (endometrial tissue) grow outside of the uterus endometriosis develops. When these cells and their supportive structures … Read More

Vaginal Bleeding and Heavy Menstruations

Menstruation, Vaginal Bleeding

Excessive vaginal bleeding during menstruation or vaginal bleeding between periods signifies a possible problem in a woman’s reproductive system. Abnormal bleeding should be diagnosed and solved as soon as possible, not only because it could be a symptom of a serious condition, but because the bleeding itself could cause further … Read More

Pelvic Pain: The Academia Approach

Pelvic Pain

A woman’s pelvis carries an abundant array of organs, each with its own pathways of nerves. A problem with any of these organs can be translated by its nerves as pain. Causes of Pelvic Pain A woman’s pelvis carries structures representing urinary, gastrointestinal, genital, musculo-skeletal, lymphatic, vascular, and nervous systems. … Read More

MRKH: When the uterus and vagina do not develop


MRKH stands for Mayer–Rokitansky–Küster–Hauser syndrome. Other names for this condition are müllerian aplasia and müllerian agenesis. MRKH occurs in one out of every 4,000–10,000 females. MRKH is caused when the channels that normally form the fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and the upper two-thirds of the vagina do not get formed … Read More