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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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Treatment

What I Wish I’d Known Before Having Surgery for Endometriosis

“In 2013, I had the first of three laparoscopic surgeries for endometriosis. Had I known then what I know now, I could have avoided at least one of those surgeries.”

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Living With

Cancer Survivors: Get that Lovin' Feeling

Cancer treatment can make sex unappealing or uncomfortable. Dr. Don Dizon has some ideas to help.

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Living With

Living With Obesity: What You Should Know About Birth Control

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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Dating

The No-Blush Guide to Sex and MS

Sexual problems are common among men and women with multiple sclerosis, but it's super possible to have a satisfying (and still hot!) sex life. We've got the answers and the workarounds to make it happen.

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Medication

The Evolution of Birth Control Throughout History

From 3000 B.C. to present day, birth control has come a long way. Here's a health history lesson on how it developed into what it is today.

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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.

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 former editor of HealthCentral, where she regularly covered digestive health, sexual health, and cancer. She's now a frequent contributor to the site.