Sexual Health

Get the information you need to take control of your sexual health, whether that be reading inspiring patient stories or learning about symptoms and treatments for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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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."

By Emily Depasse

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

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

FDA Approves New Contraceptive Device for Women

The FDA approved a combined hormonal contraceptive for women called Annovera, the first vaginal ring that can be used to prevent pregnancy for a full year.

By Diane Domina

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.

Obesity and Birth Control: What You Should Know

Women who are overweight and obese may have additional considerations to make when it comes to protecting against pregnancy. Here is a breakdown of the different options.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Let’s Talk About Sex — And The Lack Thereof on RA Meds

Your RA medications can cause a loss of libido, and even affect your menstrual cycle and cause dryness. There is a very good chance that by modifying your treatment, you’ll be able to live your life to the fullest, including having a healthy sex life.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

How to Deal With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Are your heavy periods interfering with your life? Here are steps you can take to tackle the problem, known as menorrhagia.

By Eileen Bailey

How to Navigate Oral Sex With HSV-1 and HSV-2

If someone with a cold sore performs oral sex on a partner, can the partner get genital herpes? Get the answer this and other oral herpes questions here.

By Emily Depasse

Genital Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but it can be managed. Here’s what you need to know.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.