Sexual Health

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13 Things You Might Not Know About Yeast Infections

Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of a microscopic fungus found in the digestive tract, on the skin, and in the vagina. Find out how to prevent it from happening again.

By Eileen Bailey

HPV and Pap Tests: 9 Common Questions Answered

Confused about cervical cancer screening? Learn what different tests look for and what your results may mean here.

By Eileen Bailey

Don’t Believe These HPV Vaccine Myths

Are you still deciding whether you or your child should get the HPV vaccine? Here are the myths and facts surrounding it.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Intimacy After Metastatic Breast Cancer

Cancer changes bodies, and relationships. That doesn’t mean you have to give up intimacy and sex.

By Elizabeth Millard

#MeToo Prompts Millions More Google Searches for Sexual Harassment Info

After the launch of the #MeToo movement in 2017, as many as 54 million related Google searches were recorded in the U.S. – up to 86 percent more than usual.

By Diane Domina

Contraception Among U.S. Women: A CDC Report

A report from the CDC indicates nearly two-thirds of women in the United States use birth control, 99 percent of sexually active women from 2006 to 2010.

By Diane Domina

Reasons for Low Sex Drive in Women

Low sex drive is the most common sexual complaint among women. Here are the different causes and treatments.

By Eileen Bailey

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 to Explain Endometriosis to Your Partner

Explaining endometriosis, a chronic pain condition of a woman’s reproductive system, to your partner can be daunting. Learn how one woman did it and get her three main tips for starting the conversation.

By Julie Ryan