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What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital WartsFeature
What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital Warts

Until there is a better understanding of genital warts, how can we expect to reduce the prevalence of this common STD?

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.

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.

Permanent Birth Control: Understanding Your Options
Permanent Birth Control: Understanding Your Options

Are you done having children but unsure if you're ready for permanent birth control? Learn about your options and get help determining if it's the right choice for you with our self-assessment questions, tips for talking with your doctor and more

What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital Warts
What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital Warts

Until there is a better understanding of genital warts, how can we expect to reduce the prevalence of this common STD?

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.

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.

Sex After 50: More Than Ever?
Sex After 50: More Than Ever?

Even couples who have been married 65 years or more still have sex with some frequency.

When Sex Hurts
When Sex Hurts

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

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.

What Happens if You Get Pregnant While Taking Birth Control?
What Happens if You Get Pregnant While Taking Birth Control?

Becoming pregnant while taking birth control pills doesn't seem to increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.

Sex During Pregnancy: What Works, What Doesn't
Sex During Pregnancy: What Works, What Doesn't

But have you thought about your sex life? Yes, sex. Believe it or not, there can be Sex During Pregnancy: What Works, What Doesn't!

HPV After 50? It's No Joke
HPV After 50? It's No Joke

You can develop HPV after age 50 when a virus that was dormant for years "reactivates" decades later.


New Gel-Based Vasectomy
New Gel-Based Vasectomy

A new gel-based vasectomy has proven effective in a group of monkeys, raising hopes it could one day provide a permanent but easily reversible male contraceptive option in humans.

Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds
Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds

Many American men are infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), but unlike women, men are more likely to stay infected throughout their lives, a new study finds.

How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills
How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills

How spouses disagree may predict which ones are more likely to develop certain ailments down the road, new research suggests. Analyzing 156 older couples over 20 years, scientists found that patterns of angry outbursts raised the risk of heart problems, while emotional withdrawal or "stonewalling" could lead to musculoskeletal issues such as back pain or stiff neck.

Divorce May Shrink an Older Woman's Waistline
Divorce May Shrink an Older Woman's Waistline

Divorce can be plenty stressful for older women. But it doesn't translate into the weight gain that often accompanies getting married later in life, a new study suggests.

This Symptomless Infection Can Cause Infertility
This Symptomless Infection Can Cause Infertility

About 2.5 million American women have had pelvic inflammatory disease, an often-symptomless infection of the reproductive tract that can cause infertility and lasting abdominal pain, a new U.S. government report shows.

Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services
Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services

Young people may abstain from seeking sexual and reproductive health care because they fear their parents will find out, a U.S. government report suggests.

U.S. Officials Concerned About Untreatable Gonorrhea
U.S. Officials Concerned About Untreatable Gonorrhea

In an alarming development, British public health experts have confirmed a case of throat gonorrhea that proved untreatable with the standard antibiotic regimen. The patient, a heterosexual man who had just returned to the United Kingdom from Japan, wasn't cured by a pair of antibiotics used as the first-line gonorrhea treatment in many countries, including the United States.

Why Do Older Guys Date Younger Women?
Why Do Older Guys Date Younger Women?

A new study takes a closer look.

Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women
Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women

A more satisfying sex life may be only a good night's sleep away for women over 50, new research finds.

Only Mom’s—Not Dad’s—Stress About Parenting Affects Sex Life
Only Mom’s—Not Dad’s—Stress About Parenting Affects Sex Life

First-time parents may see their sex life hit the skids if mom feels stressed about her parenting skills, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when a new mother was anxious about her parenting abilities, she and her partner tended to be less satisfied with their sex life, compared to other first-time parents.

STDs Are Incredibly Common—So Why the Stigma?
STDs Are Incredibly Common—So Why the Stigma?

Sexually transmitted diseases are much more common among young people than most people believe. That's why it's important to get tested regularly for STDs.

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.

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 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.