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Good News for Women on Menopause Hormone Therapy

If you’re struggling with hot flashes and vaginal symptoms, is hormone therapy right for you? New guidelines say it’s not as risky as once thought.

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Paying for Birth Control: What to Know Now

Under the Affordable Care Act health insurance is required to provide all forms of birth control free. The rule is still in effect, with a major new exception.

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How to Ease Painful Sex After Menopause

Painful intercourse is a common problem after menopause. Yet most women don’t seek help for the problem or even realize that help exists.

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The Lowdown on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Sales of prescription testosterone pills, gels, and patches have soared. But are they necessary? And do they work? Here’s the latest evidence.

Antidepressants and Your After-50 Sex Life

Antidepressants and Your After-50 Sex Life

Having a satisfying sex life may be a challenge for those who take antidepressants. That’s because the medication may contribute to sexual dysfunction.

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Should You Self-Treat a Yeast Infection?

Is it safe to use an over-the-counter product without seeing your doctor first? Here’s our advice.

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Female Viagra and Other Options for Low Sex Drive

The female sexual response is complex; many factors—physical, mental, and interpersonal—are involved.

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HIV Cure Remains Elusive, Despite Recent Headlines

Many people with HIV desperately want to be cured, and may have been given false hope because of misleading reports.

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Easier Treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. For women 50 and up, both can lead to serious pelvic infections.