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Sexual Health

Get the information you need to take control of your sexual health, whether that be reading inspiring patient stories or learning about symptoms and treatments for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Relationships

How Your Thyroid Affects Your Sex Life

If you’ve lost that sizzle between the sheets, experts recommend that you rule out the possibility that your thyroid is the culprit.

The Latest

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Highs & Lows

Highs and Lows: My Best and Worst Genital Herpes Moments

"What I once viewed as a near-death sentence to my love life and identity transformed into a sense of purpose that still guides me today."

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Symptoms

How to Deal With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Are your heavy periods interfering with your life? Here are steps you can take to tackle the problem, known as menorrhagia.

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Symptoms

Bleeding After Sex: Potential Causes

Noticing blood after sex can be a scary experience, but many causes are minor. Here’s what you should know.

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Living With

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health After a Herpes Diagnosis

A genital herpes diagnosis can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety — among other struggles. Here’s how to combat the stigma and take care of your mental health.

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Living With

Intimacy After Metastatic Breast Cancer

Cancer changes bodies, and relationships. That doesn’t mean you have to give up intimacy and sex.

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Risk Factors

9 Common Questions About Preterm Labor and Birth

Learn how planning and regular prenatal care can help lower the risk of preterm labor.

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Relationships

Sex During Pregnancy: What to Expect

Is it safe to have sex while pregnant? What changes may occur? Get the answers here.

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Treatment

Birth Control Options After Baratric Surgery

If you're planning to get weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

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Symptoms

These Skin Conditions May Mimic a Yeast Infection or Herpes

Learn the symptoms of lichen planus and lichen sclerosus, two vulvar skin conditions that can cause pain, burning, and more.

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Living With

5 Myths About Endometriosis

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

Meet the Experts

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Lara DeSanto
Health Writer

Lara DeSanto is a digital editor and staff writer for HealthCentral. She acts as the editor for Sexual Health, Digestive Health, and several cancers.