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Latest by Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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Symptoms

How to Prevent and Treat UTIs

Urinary tract infections can be extremely painful. Here’s what you need to know to stop them in their tracks.

HPV vaccine for tween girl.
Symptoms

What You Need to Know About Genital Warts and HPV

HPV is so common that doctors predict almost everyone will someday contract it if not vaccinated. But what about genital warts?

Types of contraceptives, birth control.
Living With

The Best Birth Control for Obese Women

If you're an obese woman, you may have a higher chance of unintended pregnancy, so it's important to find a birth control method that works for you.

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Diagnosis

Genital Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but it can be managed. Here’s what you need to know.

Birth control pills and a condom.
Medication

Birth Control Side Effects: A Guide

Some side effects have severe consequences; others are merely annoying. Be aware of all of them.

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Living With

5 Myths About Endometriosis

Misinformation has surrounded endometriosis for years. Here are five facts you should know.

Happy healthy pregnant woman.
Complications

Preparing for Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes

Getting pregnant with type 1 diabetes is less risky than it used to be, but it still presents some challenges. Here’s what you should know.

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Living With

How to Beat Pregnancy Food Cravings

If you're struggling with excess weight gain during pregnancy, try these expert tips to help you beat food cravings.

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Symptoms

Does Your Menstrual Cycle Affect Bladder Control?

Learn what the research says about whether there is a relationship between your period and urinary incontinence.

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Risk Factors

Thriving With Asthma in Pregnancy

Learn about the risks of uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy the effects it can have on your baby. Find out how medications and treatment can affect pregnancy and breastfeeding.