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Peter J. Chen, MD, FACOG

Medical Reviewer

Associate Professor of OBGYN at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, Camden, New Jersey. Medical reviewer for the VeriMed Healthcare Network.

Latest by Peter J. Chen, MD, FACOG

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Living With

STD vs. STI: Is There a Difference?

The terms “sexually transmitted disease” and “sexually transmitted infection” are often used interchangeably. But do they really mean the same thing?

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Symptoms

Causes of Vaginal Bumps: When Is It Serious?

It’s normal to feel concerned about unexplained bumps in the genital area. But don’t think the worst just yet.

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Preparing for Pregnancy When You're Hypothyroid

When you are hypothyroid, there are important steps you need to take to prepare for pregnancy.

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Osteopenia

Foods to Help Women Reduce Internal Inflammation

What foods should be included in an anti-inflammatory diet?

Soy beans, soy milk, tofu, and edamame.
Nutrition

Busting Soy Myths So You Can Enjoy Soy!

Here are the reasons the health benefits of soy outweigh the potential dangers.

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Causes of Vaginal Atrophy

Vaginal atrophy is when vaginal tissues become drier, thinner and less elastic. But what causes it?

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Risk Factors

Sexual Health Requirements by Ages

When do you need your first Pap test? What about a mammogram? Learn which tests, procedures, and vaccines related to sexual health you need at each age.

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The Future of Safe Sex

The future of sex for women is soon to be safer and come with more choices. The key is something called Multipurpose Prevention Technologies.

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Symptoms

6 Vaginal Odors and What They Might Mean

The vagina is supposed to have a natural smell, but how do you know when you should worry? Here are six possible vaginal odors and what they might mean.

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Talking to your Doctor about Sex

Discussing your sex life with your doctor may feel awkward at first, but it’s important for your overall health. Answer the questions honestly.