• Sex Talk in the #MeToo era between Father and Son


    20 Years a Cincinnati Magazine “TOP DOC”

    Mused while thinking about my own role as a father in the #MeToo era.  Couldn’t we all be better especially if we work at it?

    The New Father-Son Sex Talk (and lessons for fathers with daughters)

     A May 2017 report from Harvard surveyed more than 3,000 18-25 year olds and found that 87% of females had experienced some form of sexual harassment.  Yet 76% had never had a conversation about how to avoid sexually harassing others.  The majority had also not had a discussion about consent or the importance of “being a caring and respectful sexual partner”.

    (Did You Know?   As parents it is our responsibility to have discussions about “the talk” including the importance of what was found in the Harvard study.)

     How to Navigate “the talk”

    Talk early and often.

    1. Look for teaching moments.  TV shows and movies may provide opportunities.
    2. Listen, don’t lecture, judge, or get angry.
    3. Focus on values and self-respect
    4. Explain consent.  It’s not always verbal and silence does not mean yes.  It can change from moment to moment.
    5. It’s ok for him to say no.
    6. Teach him to discuss expectations with a partner.
    7. Focus on your child, not yourself.
    8. Don’t assume, be open and honest.
    9. Don’t scare them.
    10. Be a role model.


    -WSJ, Elizabeth Bernstein


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    Weak Chin, Nasal Imperfections, Aging or Thin Earlobes?

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     Lax Skin or Brown Spots?

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    Fat under Chin?

    Kybella is an injected solution that melts the fat under your chin.


    Do you have unsightly brown spots on your face, hands or body?

    SkinCeuticals (many of you use their skincare products) has developed a “pen” that uses cryotherapy or freezes age and sun spots as well as skin tags. It uses carbon dioxide which freezes the superficial part of the skin at -79 degrees C. The technique is similar to when family physicians and dermatologists use liquid nitrogen to treat skin cancers.


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     Leg Veins?

    Sclerotherapy improves spider veins in your legs.




    I lived in Squirrel Hill (area of the Jewish Massacre over the weekend) during my plastic surgery training.  A wonderful community much like Hyde Park.  With people that are very caring and while a diffcult time, they will endure.  And become closer.




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    Healthy living,


    Peter McKenna, M.D.




    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242


    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998

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