Sexual Health

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5 Things To Know Before Hysterectomy to Treat Endometriosis

When your endometriosis symptoms are severe, you may look to hysterectomy when nothing else has worked. Here’s what you should consider before making your final decision.

By Julie Ryan

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

Antidepressants and Sex: What You Should Know

Are your antidepressants affecting your libido? Here’s what you can do about it.

By Merely Me

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.

How Anxious Thinking Can Affect Your Sex Life

When apprehension tips over to anxiety, that’s when intimacy problems really start.

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