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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

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

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

HPV and Head and Neck Cancer: What You Should Know

It's the most common sexually transmitted infection. And it's a rising cause of throat cancer. How can you protect yourself?

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

9 Common Questions About Preterm Labor and Birth

Learn how planning and regular prenatal care can help lower the risk of preterm labor.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Cancers in Transgender People: What's the Risk?

It could be decades before we get a true picture of cancer risks in transgender populations.

By PJ Hamel

Chlamydia: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Chlamydia: It’s the most common bacterial STD in the United States. And you could have it without even knowing it.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Assessment: Are You at Risk of Erectile Dysfunction?

Concerned about ED? Take this test to determine your level of risk for the condition.

By Eileen Bailey

More Viruses Are Found in Semen Than You Might Think

Health experts have known for decades that certain infectious agents can be found in semen, but scientists have made discoveries that have expanded that list.

By Lauren Arcuri