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We know that the human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and may put us at risk for other medical conditions. Some strains of this virus may cause genital warts, one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections .
Genital warts are soft growths that look like a small cauliflower or flat gray or flesh-colored spots that appear on and around the genitals, including the penis, vulva, urethra, vagina, cervix and anus. They can also appear on the lips, mouth, tongue and throat. There are normally no other symptoms with genital warts but some people may experience increased vaginal discharge, genital itching or vaginal bleeding during or after sex.
Detection of Genital Warts
Many people who have genital warts have no symptoms and never know that they are there as they are not always easy to see without special equipment or procedures. Pap smears and HPV tests are the first tests performed to determine the presence of warts or the HPV virus.
What is genital herpes?
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the
herpes simplex viruses (HSV) type 1 and type 2. Most genital herpes
is caused by HSV type 2.
Most people have no or minimal symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2
infection. When symptoms do occur, they usually appear as one or
more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters
break, leaving ulcers or tender sores that may take up to four
weeks to heal. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or
Although the infection can stay in the body forever, the number
of outbreaks usually decreases over a period of years. You can pass
genital herpes to someone else even when you experience no
How common is genital herpes?
About 45 million Americans, age 12 and older have genital
herpes. Its estimated that up to one million people become
infected each year. Genital Herpes (HSV-2) is more common in women
How can I get genital herpes?
Herpes is a virus that can be...
Well I covered the male anatomy in Male Genitalia 101, so it's only fair that I cover female anatomy as well. Of course, it's an area I am far more familiar with, but even I learned some new information as I researched the topic.
Let's start by saying that we women are a bit more complicated because we seem to more sensitive (than guys) to the mind-body connection, when it pertains to our sexual responses. Let's first look at the female physical anatomy which is comprised if internal and external parts.
The key female organs internally that have a direct impact on conception and pregnancy include:
Ovaries - women have a pair of these organs and they resemble almonds in terms of size, shape. They house the eggs and also produce estrogen, the female sex hormone. Women typically have several thousand eggs that are not "called into action" until puberty begins. When you menstruate you release an unfertilized egg.
Fallopian tubes -the...
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