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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.

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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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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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Masturbation After Herpes Diagnosis: How to Get Back to Self-Love

A herpes diagnosis can make you feel disconnected from your body and your sexuality. Here are some strategies to help.

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STD vs. STI: Is There a Difference?

The terms “sexually transmitted disease” and “sexually transmitted infection” are often used interchangeably. But do they really mean the same thing?