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Peter J. Chen, MD, FACOG

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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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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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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.

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Symptoms

Watch Out for These 8 Sexual Health Symptoms

Don't let your busy life keep you from seeing a doctor if you notice any of these 8 sexual health symptoms.

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10 Things You Should Know About Menopause

Women have questions galore about the “change of life.” Here are 10 things to know about this female milestone.

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Talking to Your Doctor During Menopause

If you think you may be in menopause or know that you are, make an appointment with your OB/GYN or general practitioner. Be prepared with this list of info.