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Should You Take PrEP to Prevent HIV? Here's What You Should Know

The drug is more than 90% effective at preventing the spread of HIV through sex. So why aren’t more docs prescribing it?

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Can You Get Herpes From...? Your Questions Answered

First of all, don’t panic. Learn just how the herpes virus is transmitted and whether you’re at risk from things like toilet seats and towels.

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The Herpes Viruses are Getting Smarter

Find out what it means for prevention and treatment.

Human papillomavirus.

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.

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Uterine Fibroids: What You Need to Know

Get the answers to 10 common questions about fibroids, including information about symptoms, causes, treatments, and more.

Woman looking at her sheet of birth control pills in a mirror.

Birth Control Methods and Your Autoimmune Disease Risk

Some studies have associated certain types of birth control with a potentially increased risk of autoimmune disease development. But how much of a risk is it really? Here's what you need to know.

Woman frustrated with complications of her polycystic ovary syndrome.

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.

Man and woman upset with reproductive luck.

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.

Girl in pain

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.

Anxious man in bed stressed about erectile dysfunction.

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.