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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 Eating Disorders Can Affect Your Reproductive Health

You may not think of a gynecologist as someone who could help you deal with eating disorder symptoms, but in fact, they can play a key role.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Why We Need to Talk About PMDD

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is considered a mental disorder — but should it be?

By Claire Gillespie

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.

By Julie Ryan

What Does a Sex Therapist Do, Anyway?

Seeking help for sexual problems can be daunting, but a qualified therapist can help you on your path to a happier, healthier sex life.

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

Birth Control Options After Weight Loss Surgery

If you are undergoing weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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 Evolution of Birth Control Throughout History

From 3000 B.C. to present day, birth control has come a long way. Here's a health history lesson on how it developed into what it is today.

By Eileen Bailey

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.”

By Julie Ryan

What You Need to Know About Genital Warts and HPV

HPV is so common that doctors predict almost everyone will someday contract it if not vaccinated. But what about genital warts?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.