10 Must-Read Articles on Sexual Health From 2016

Eileen Bailey | Dec 14th 2016 Feb 15th 2017

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Whether you want to learn more about birth control, the state of sexual health education or the link (or lack of one) between marijuana and sexual dysfunction, we covered it — and more — in 2016. Check out HealthCentral’s 10 must-read articles on sexual health from 2016.

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What to Know About Cervical Cancer at Every Age

With proper screening, cervical cancer can be detected in the early stages, when it is curable. The recommendations for screenings, such as pap smears, are different for women depending on their age. Find out what you should be doing.

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Choosing the Birth Control Method That's Right for You

There are many different forms of birth control. You should take into consideration your lifestyle, financial needs, and your goals for family planning when deciding which type is best for you.

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Everything You Need to Know About Condoms

Condoms have been around for a long time. Even so, there are things you probably don’t know about this commonly used protection against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Here are 10 of them.

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Marijuana and Sexual Dysfunction: Is There a Link?

A 2013 study found that marijuana could reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction, but earlier studies found just the opposite. Find out what you need to know about sex and marijuana.

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How Long Does Sperm Live Outside the Body?

Whether you are trying to get pregnant or prevent a pregnancy, understanding how long sperm live, both inside and outside the body, can help.

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Vaginal Odors and What They Mean

Vaginal odors can signify that you ate foods with a strong odor, that you recently had sex or that you have an infection. Read about common vaginal odors, what they mean and whether you should see a doctor.

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A Whole New Reason to Exercise: Orgasms During Work-outs

It is possible to have an orgasm during exercise! While not common, about 10 percent of both women and men experience an orgasm during certain exercise routines.

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Why Safer Sex Is Important for Lesbian Women

A common misconception is that safer sex practices aren’t important for lesbian couples. Find out why that myth has been debunked, and what you need to do to keep you and your partner safe.

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The State of Sexual Health Education for Kids: A Parent's Guide

Sex education in schools isn’t universal and different school districts and regions of the country may teach different things. For example, some teach mainly abstinence while others might fully discuss STIs and pregnancy prevention.

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Intimacy Means Something Different to All of Us

You might be surprised to find out that you and your significant other have a very different interpretation of intimacy than other couples do.