Sexual Health

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Why We Need to Talk About PMDD

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is considered a mental disorder — but should it be?

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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.

By Emily Depasse

Reasons for Low Sex Drive in Women

Low sex drive is the most common sexual complaint among women. Here are the different causes and treatments.

By Eileen Bailey

How Long Can Sperm Live Outside the Body?

Worried about a potential unwanted pregnancy? Learn about the lifespan of a sperm and put your mind at ease.

By Eileen Bailey

Antidepressants and Sex: What You Should Know

Are your antidepressants affecting your libido? Here’s what you can do about it.

By Merely Me

How Eating Disorders Can Affect Your Reproductive Health

You may not think of a gynecologist as someone who could help you deal with eating disorder symptoms, but in fact, they can play a key role.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

How Anxious Thinking Can Affect Your Sex Life

When apprehension tips over to anxiety, that’s when intimacy problems really start.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Does Abuse Increase the Risk of Endometriosis?

A study found that women who experienced certain types of abuse as children were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis. Here’s what researchers make of this.

By Katherine Malmo

Endometriosis and Birth Control: My Experience

When Julie found out she had endometriosis, she tried different hormonal birth control options to lessen symptoms and pain. Here’s what worked for her.

By Julie Ryan

Is Anxiety or Stress Causing Your Erectile Dysfunction?

Some causes of ED can be related to feelings of guilt, shame, or worry. Here’s what you need to know.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Depressed After Sex? You’re Not Alone

Does sex leave you feeling sad, anxious, or irritable? You may be experiencing postcoital dysphoria.

By Eileen Bailey

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.