The topic of sexual health is vast, ranging from discussions of bodily changes during puberty to the hot flashes of menopause. There are sexual health issues specific to men including questions about the prostate or erectile dysfunction. There are questions both sexes want to know the answers to, such as how to prevent the transmission of STD's. Some people want to know more about reproductive health including how to choose the best birth control pill or to hear the firsthand account of someone who has undergone infertility treatments. There are still others who are dealing with a diagnosis of breast cancer and need support from women who have been there and can provide reassurance. Whatever your need is for sexual health information and support, Health Central is here to help.
Here are ten resources to help provide you with the guidance you need in maintaining your sexual health. Remember that the information and support given from these web sites and on-line communities cannot replace the medical treatment provided by your doctor. Always refer to your doctor for medical advice.
1. Sexual Health Connection: My list would not be complete without talking about this site first now would it? Here on Sexual Health Connection you can get information about everything from safe sex to Ovarian Cancer. Ask or answer a question, write a sharepost about your experience with infertility, pregnancy, or perimenopause. Join in our discussions by answering the question of the week. We love to hear from you!
2. My Breast Cancer Network Maybe you have just found a lump on your breast and you are scared. Or you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer and you want to know what your treatment options are. On My Breast Cancer Network, experts such as PJ Hamel, breast cancer survivor and author can be of help. You can find out things such as how to get the best possible care from your doctor or advice from other members about what not to do following breast cancer surgery. On My Breast Cancer Network you will get the support you need from a community of caring and compassionate individuals who understand what you are going through.
3. Herpes Central Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. The National Women's Health Information Center estimates that: "About 45 million Americans, age 12 and older have genital herpes. It's estimated that up to one million people become infected each year." The unfortunate thing about Herpes is that once you get it, you have it for the rest of your life. The emotional impact of having this sexually transmitted disease can be devastating. Herpes Central can help by giving information of how to prevent the transmission of Herpes as well as how to cope with it if you have it.
4. Erectile Dysfunction Connection One of the most common questions we get here on sexual health connection is about male sexual performance issues. On the Erectile Dysfunction Connection you will find information on everything from "How to Discuss ED with your doctor" to learning about the many medications which can cause male impotence. Here you will find the information and support you need to cope with this condition.