Sexual Health

LGBT Health: Why It Matters And Why We Need To Do Better

Suicide rates are twice as high in gay men living with HIV in the UK than in the general population. Despite working in the field of health and HIV for several years, I was still shocked when this was presented a few months ago and its haunted me ever since. Why are we failing this group when they …

LGBTQ

How Trumpcare Would Affect Your Ability To Take Care Of Your Sexual Health

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as Trumpcare, is the GOP's attempted plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).<p>A version of the …

Health Care

This is why cases of syphilis are at an all time high in England

Stay safe out there guys<p>It was recently revealed that we’re all at our most sexually active during the summer months. The only flip side? Unprotected …

Public Health

What Are the Different Types of Penile Implants?

Penile implants, or penile prostheses, can help men who experience erectile dysfunction. They can also be used in men who experience other types of …

Human Anatomy

What Does It Mean to Be Genderqueer or Have a Non Binary Gender?

Discussions of gender have come a long way over the past few decades. Just as there has been a growing understanding of the variations of sexual and …

Gender

PSA: It's Not Weird To Get Hot Flashes Before Your Period

If you're younger than a certain age and have ever gotten a hot flash, you know two things. First, you've seen that when they hit, they hit hard: Within seconds, you've gone from reasonably comfortable to totally red and sweaty, and there aren't enough fire emoji in the world to describe the …

Health

Weird Menopause Symptoms That Are Totally Normal, We Promise

Some menopause symptoms are so common and so widely discussed among women that we nearly expect them to happen even before we go through "The …

Lifestyle

How Genital Shedding Increases HIV Risk

If you are on HIV therapy and taking your drugs as prescribed, you would think that your risk of passing the virus to others would be low, right?<p>In …

Medicine

11 Weird Things That Happen When You Give Up Grains | Women's Health

1/10 Thinkstock<p>Freedom From Grain Addiction<p>Someone addicted to heroin, morphine, or Oxycontin will, when their supply of drugs dries up, experience anxiety, nausea, sweating, dysphoria (dark moods), muscle aches, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache, a withdrawal process necessary to …

Women's Health

There's One Surprisingly Huge Health Benefit to Ejaculation

If you're a man worried about developing prostate cancer, there appears to be at least one preventative step you can take to lower your risk from the …

Cancer

Americans should be more afraid of HPV

HPV-related oral and genital cancers are on the rise — yet we're under-using the vaccine that can prevent them.<p>Lee Tomlinson wasn’t a smoker. He wasn’t a drinker. He was a longtime professional tennis player and marathoner based in Los Angeles, “the healthiest guy anyone knew,” he says.<p>That’s why, …

Public Health

How to Get Life Insurance If You Have HIV

Life insurance is an important means of protecting your loved ones in the event of your death. Finding an affordable policy can often be challenging …

Insurance

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Getting An IUD

Dating as a millennial woman is often fraught with difficulty.<p>While the idea of dating <i>should</i> be fun, more often than not, the realities of dating …

Women's News

Cambridge students 'missing periods due to stress'

More than a third of Cambridge University students have reported missing a period during term time, a sexual health survey has revealed; around half …

Lifestyle

Cervical Changes During Menopause

As a woman becomes older and her supply of eggs diminishes, she eventually enters menopause, when her body undergoes a number of changes. Most women …

Menopause

Virtual Sexual Health Clinic 'Biem' Is Taking The Stigma (And Hassle) Out Of Getting Tested

, Women@Forbes<p>The Biem App is designed to let the dating public get tested and (safely) share results with ease.<p>With 20 million new cases each year, experts agree that U.S. sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise–hitting epidemic levels in some groups–but getting patients to seek …

Health Care

Reframing sexual health

<b>This diploma project explores how public health actors in Norway can enable, engage and empower young adults, age group 20-30, to be proactive with</b> …

Public Health

5 Sexual Health Rules Gynecologists Break

This is what top ob-gyns have to say about things like sex, mammograms and hormone therapy.<p>Rules gynos break<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> …

Women of Color

Take this kind of birth control if you live with bad cramps

We can probably agree that menstrual cramps are ~the worst~. While some people use heating pads, ibuprofen, or essential oils to help relieve the …

Health

5 Women Reveal What It's Really Like to Have an IUD Removed

If you’ve ever contemplated getting an IUD, then you probably talked to friends and also did some Google research to find out what the insertion …

Pregnancy

Vaginal pimples: Causes, treatment, and prevention

Pimples around the female genital area are a common condition caused by a variety of factors. These bumps may be uncomfortable and irritating, but …

Skin Care

We Tracked Our Kegels For 3 Days — & Here's What You Should Know

If you took a comprehensive middle school health class, you might remember hearing about kegel exercises but may never have given them a try. Performed by repetitively flexing and relaxing the muscles that control urination, kegels are an effective way to maintain pelvic floor health, which can …

Exercise

Pilot study finds gamers have lower levels of premature ejaculation

Italian scientists have found a link between gaming and lower levels of premature ejaculation.<p>The preliminary study, published online June 1 in <i>The</i> …

Research

Biem is the first virtual sexual health service

Talking about sexual health makes folks squeamish. While sexuality and dating have, for the most part, been taken care of by technology there isn’t much talk of sexual health online. Until Biem.<p>Biem is an app and service that makes it easy to talk to a sexual healthcare representative and get tests …

Health

Here's What You Do (and Don't) Need to Know About Your Partner's Past Sexual Health

<i>Sex and sexual health are key aspects of your relationship’s romance and intimacy, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to talk about! It’s tough to bring up, but being able to have an open and honest conversation about sex with your partner is good for your relationship—and your health. Our experts are</i> …

Relationships

You Have Questions About Birth Control & This New App Has The Answers

Some decisions are easy to make (the choice between a wad of cash and a few pennies, for example), but some are too difficult to make without a little guidance — such as the form of birth control that's best for you.<p>That's the premise behind a new iPhone app, Tia, that aims to be like a personal …

Birth Control

Ten essential menopause facts

Menopause means the end of a woman's fertility cycle. It is a natural process with hormonal and physiological changes. Knowing what to expect can …

Medicine

5 Women Share Their Most Embarrassing Period Stories

"My friend told me at the end of the class that I had a little stain in the back."<p>Let's be real: Periods aren't exactly fun. But they can be fun<i>ny</i>. If you've experienced one of those days when you just bleed right through your clothes to the conference room chair at work, you know what we mean. In …

Women's Health

8 completely natural ways your breasts change as you get older

They’ve been with you since puberty, but be prepared for the day that you look down and find your boobs completely unrecognizable. There’s no easy …

Cancer

6 things every woman in her 50s+ should do

From check-ups to taking control of the menopause<p>When you're in your 50s, you have your own habits and routines when it comes to looking after …

Health