Sexual Health

Sexual Health: How to Be Your Own Advocate

Visiting your doctor for a sexual health issue can be daunting. These tips can help you feel more confident and get the care you need.

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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.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Eileen Bailey

How to Navigate Oral Sex With HSV-1 and HSV-2

If someone with a cold sore performs oral sex on a partner, can the partner get genital herpes? Get the answer this and other oral herpes questions here.

By Emily Depasse

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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Birth Control Side Effects: A Guide

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

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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

Editor

Lara DeSanto is a digital editor and staff writer for HealthCentral. She acts as the editor for sexual health, digestive health, and several cancers.

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.

Health News

Chlamydia May Double Ovarian Cancer Risk

New research to be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in April suggests that women with chronic chlamydia infections are twice as likely as women without the sexually transmitted infection to develop ovarian cancer. Res...

Fewer U.S. Teens Engage in Certain Risky Behaviors, But Concerns Remain

Results of the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which includes self-reported information about drug use and sexual behaviors among high school students in the United States, are released by the CDC.

'Low T' Can Cause Serious Health Problems, Even in Men Under 40

A new study suggests low levels of the male hormone testosterone – hypogonadism, testosterone deficiency, or “low T” – may cause chronic health problems, sexual health issues, and reduced muscle mass in young men.