Sexual Health

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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.

Birth Control Side Effects: A Guide

Some side effects have severe consequences; others are merely annoying. Be aware of all of them.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

5 Myths About Endometriosis

Misinformation has surrounded endometriosis for years. Here are five facts you should know.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

These Skin Conditions May Mimic a Yeast Infection or Herpes

Learn the symptoms of lichen planus and lichen sclerosus, two vulvar skin conditions that can cause pain, burning, and more.

By Eileen Bailey

Does Your Menstrual Cycle Affect Bladder Control?

Learn what the research says about whether there is a relationship between your period and urinary incontinence.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What to Do When You Miss a Birth Control Pill

Missed a pill or two? Don’t panic — here’s what to do to get back on track and stay protected against pregnancy.

By Ask HealthCentral

What Causes Bleeding Between Periods?

It’s normal to worry, but know that there are many different reasons for abnormal bleeding that can be easily treated.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Answers to 9 Women’s Health Questions You May Be Embarrassed to Ask

Wondering about vaginal odor or discharge, or whether it’s normal if you can’t orgasm? We have answers to all of your burning questions.

By Eileen Bailey