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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.

By Mary Shomon

Intimacy After Metastatic Breast Cancer

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

By Elizabeth Millard

Is it PCOS, or Hypothyroidism — Or Both?

One of the most common signs of PCOS — ovarian cysts — are also frequently seen in women with hypothyroidism. If you have ovarian cysts and your doctor suspects that you have PCOS, make sure that he or she evaluates your thyroid before diagnosing you with or treating you for PCOS.

By Mary Shomon

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

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Endometriosis

Have you been diagnosed with this chronic pain condition? Here are some key questions and answers to help get the conversation started with your doctor.

By Eileen Bailey

HPV and Head and Neck Cancer

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. And it's a rising cause of throat cancer. Learn how you can protect yourself.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

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.

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.

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.

By Eileen Bailey

Sex and Attachment Anxiety

Are you an avoidant or anxious person in relationships? Either one could be putting a strain on your sex life.

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