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What Do You Know About Your Sexual Health After Menopause?Feature
What Do You Know About Your Sexual Health After Menopause?

If you are a woman who is 45 years or older, we want to understand your knowledge and experience with menopause and sexual health. Please take this survey.

9 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer You Shouldn't Ignore
9 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer You Shouldn't Ignore

Cervical cancer is one of the few cancers that can be prevented. Know how to prevent it and know the warning signs.

Does Your Vagina Burn During Sex?
Does Your Vagina Burn During Sex?

If your vagina burns during sex, you may have this condition.

How to Effectively Use Your Birth Control Pills
How to Effectively Use Your Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are effective at preventing pregnancy if you use your contraceptives correctly and consistently.

5 Ways to Help Him Last Longer in Bed
5 Ways to Help Him Last Longer in Bed

If your man climaxes more quickly than you'd like, find out how you can prolong the pleasure for both of you.

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy
The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

Confused about the pros and cons of testosterone therapy? Diffuse the myths and learn the facts.

What's REALLY Causing Your Low Sex Drive?
What's REALLY Causing Your Low Sex Drive?

If you have low sex drive, you may have a form of female sexual dysfunction called hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD.

When Sex Hurts
When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

Sex After 50
Sex After 50

If you're experiencing dryness, irritation or pain during sex, you're not alone. As we age, our sex lives may be affected by hormonal changes leading to emotional and physical consequences. Find out what you can do about it.

Do You Experience Painful Vaginal Symptoms During Intimacy?
Do You Experience Painful Vaginal Symptoms During Intimacy?

If you experience discomfort during intercourse, please take this anonymous survey so we can better understand what you’re going through.

Contraception Options for Women Over 40
Contraception Options for Women Over 40

Whether you're finished having children or considering having your first one, the only thing standing between you and the unexpected is your contraception.

Top 3 Birth Control Options for Your Teenage Daughter
Top 3 Birth Control Options for Your Teenage Daughter

Although teen pregnancies have declined among girls 15 to 17 years old, there's still room for improvement. Talk to your teenager about safe sex practices and the possibility of birth control.

Intimacy Without Intercourse
Intimacy Without Intercourse

Sometimes intercourse simply isn't possible. That doesn't mean, however, that you can't be intimate with each other. Get ideas for expressing yourselves in sensual ways to enhance intimacy.

PTSD and Sexual Harassment
PTSD and Sexual Harassment

With the recent accounts of sexual assault and harassment, it's important to remember that one of the most troubling and lingering results of a sexual assault is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

#MeToo: Will It Help in the Long Run?
#MeToo: Will It Help in the Long Run?

Will the recent focus on sexual harassment in the workplace help its victims and other women in the long run?

The Best and Worst Ways to Say 'I Love You'
The Best and Worst Ways to Say 'I Love You'

To make someone feel loved, a small gesture might be best, a new study suggests.

Feminine Health Myths Debunked
Feminine Health Myths Debunked

We've all heard myths about feminine health and reproduction issues. An OB/GYN debunks some of these myths and shares some facts.

Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk
Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk

Newer versions of the birth control pill carry a similar increased risk of breast cancer as earlier ones that were abandoned in the 1990s, a new study reveals.

Tougher Gun Laws Reduce Domestic Violence Deaths
Tougher Gun Laws Reduce Domestic Violence Deaths

Stricter gun laws might spur a decline in domestic violence murders, new research suggests.

Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?
Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?

It's a common Hollywood trope—an older guy is having enthusiastic sex with a gal half his age when he suddenly flops over dead.

Pot Smokers May Have Better Sex Lives
Pot Smokers May Have Better Sex Lives

New research shows that people who frequently use marijuana have sex more often than either occasional users or those who never use pot.

Birth Control Side Effects That Aren't Normal
Birth Control Side Effects That Aren't Normal

Many side effects of birth control are minor and often go away over time, but some are more serious and can be symptoms of a serious condition.

Intimate Gifts for You, Your Lover or Even Your Mother
Intimate Gifts for You, Your Lover or Even Your Mother

If you're tired of trying to shop for someone who has everything, consider these intimate gifts that may surprise and delight someone close to you.

This May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
This May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

IUD contraceptive devices may reduce a woman's risk of cervical cancer by about a third, a new review concludes.

Do You Experience Painful Vaginal Symptoms During Intimacy?
Do You Experience Painful Vaginal Symptoms During Intimacy?

If you experience discomfort during intercourse, please take this anonymous survey so we can better understand what you’re going through.

Do You Experience Painful Vaginal Symptoms During Intimacy?
Do You Experience Painful Vaginal Symptoms During Intimacy?

If you experience discomfort during intercourse, please take this anonymous survey so we can better understand what you’re going through.

How Your Vagina Changes in Midlife
How Your Vagina Changes in Midlife

As you age, your vagina—due mostly to decreased estrogen levels—can become dry or irritated, which can cause pain during sex. This does not need to be the norm.

Men Don’t Cope with Breakups the Same Way Women Do
Men Don’t Cope with Breakups the Same Way Women Do

According to a new expert study, men don’t seek support to deal with the end of a relationship.

What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should
What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should

Everything you need to know about endometriosis symptoms and more.

What No One Tells You About Menopause
What No One Tells You About Menopause

You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.

For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife
For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife

Here's good news for middle-aged women who fear their sexual satisfaction is destined to decline: Aging can provide benefits that might make lovemaking even more enjoyable, a small study suggests.

What Do You Know About Endometriosis?
What Do You Know About Endometriosis?

Please take our survey and tell us what you know about or have experienced related to endometriosis.