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How You Can Prevent Spreading HPV

Over 50% of sexually active people have an infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Because HPV doesn’t always cause noticeable symptoms, you could have the virus and not realize you’re spreading it to others. Here’s what you need to know.
Jan 17th, 2023

How to Help Your Daughter With PCOS

One in 10 teen girls has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This condition causes frustrating symptoms and over time can increase your daughter’s risk of serious health conditions. Here’s a look at our top tips for helping her manage this condition.
Dec 1st, 2022

Is Pain During Intercourse Ever Normal?

Is sexual intercourse bringing you pain instead of pleasure? It’s time to seek help. Here’s a look at some of the causes of painful sex for women and what we can do to make sex enjoyable again.
Nov 1st, 2022

Where Do Ovarian Cysts Come From?

Have you been told that you have ovarian cysts? If so, it’s natural to wonder where they come from and why you have them. Keep reading to learn what you should know about this common condition and how we can help.
Oct 6th, 2022

What to Know If You're Pregnant and Have Gonorrhea

When you’re pregnant, you’re focused on protecting your growing baby. One of the best ways to do this is by addressing any sexually transmitted infections you have, like gonorrhea. Here’s what you need to know.
Sep 1st, 2022

Does HPV Go Away on Its Own?

Human papillomavirus (HPV), is the most common sexually transmitted infection in America. If you’re wondering whether this common infection needs treatment or resolves on its own, keep reading to get the information you need.
Aug 9th, 2022

Who Needs a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy can be an effective solution for painful — and even life-threatening — conditions. Keep reading to learn more about hysterectomy and the medical issues that may require this surgery.
Jun 1st, 2022

6 Signs of Gonorrhea

If you’re a sexually active woman, you’re at risk of contracting gonorrhea. The good news is that this sexually transmitted disease is highly treatable. Keep reading to learn more about this STD and signs that you may have it.
Apr 1st, 2022

4 Popular Birth Control Methods to Consider

Different methods of birth control work at preventing pregnancy in different ways. Here’s a look at four popular methods, how effective they are, and what to consider so you can choose the right option for you.
Mar 1st, 2022

How Does Endometriosis Impact Mental Health?

If you have endometriosis, you’re probably already familiar with the chronic pain, heavy periods, and other physical issues the condition can cause. But did you know it might also affect your mental health? Here’s what you need to know.
Feb 1st, 2022

5 Encouraging Facts About Fibroids

Fibrous tumors called fibroids affect millions of American women, and sometimes the symptoms can significantly disrupt your life. But not all news about fibroids is bad. Keep reading to learn some encouraging facts you need to know.
Jan 1st, 2022

Painful Sex? It Could Be Ovarian Cysts

Have you experienced painful sex, abdominal cramps, or pelvic pain? An ovarian cyst could be the cause. Most ovarian cysts aren’t harmful, but some can cause health problems. Learn more about this common condition and what to do about it.
Dec 1st, 2021

Why Do I Keep Getting UTIs?

If you experience a burning feeling when you urinate, you may have a urinary tract infection (UTI). Unless treated effectively, UTIs can come back again. Learn about UTIs and what you can do to avoid the discomfort of repeated infections.
Nov 1st, 2021

You Have HPV. Now What?

You’ve been diagnosed with HPV, and now you want to understand what it’s all about and what you should do next. Read on to learn more about this very common sexually transmitted infection and your treatment options.
Oct 1st, 2021

Does PCOS Impact Fertility?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition caused by hormonal imbalances. Although it can’t be cured, effective treatments can help manage the symptoms and severity of PCOS, including its effect on ovulation and fertility.
Sep 1st, 2021

How Often Should I Get a Pap Smear?

Most adult women are familiar with the Pap smear, which is an essential screening for cervical cancer that can also detect infections. Learn how often you should visit your doctor to have this important test.
Aug 26th, 2021

4 Signs You May Have Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition in which uterine tissue grows in other areas of the body. It can cause symptoms such as painful cramps and abnormal bleeding, but treatment can help. Learn the signs of endometriosis.
Jul 7th, 2021

I'm Scheduled for LEEP — What Do I Need to Know?

Many people feel worried when they have a doctor’s appointment, especially if they’re having an unfamiliar procedure done. Learn what LEEP is — and what you can do to prepare — so you feel less anxious before and during your procedure.
Jun 15th, 2021

Understanding Ovulation

Most women know that ovulation is an important part of their monthly cycle, but many don’t understand what exactly happens during this phase. If you want to become pregnant or avoid pregnancy, it’s essential to know when you’re ovulating.
May 12th, 2021

Treatment for Your UTI

A urinary tract infection can be painful and inconvenient, and if you don’t get treatment, it can turn into a more serious condition. Learn about UTI treatment options and some things you can do to avoid getting them in the first place.
Apr 11th, 2021

Understanding the Causes of Ovarian Cysts

Many women have heard of ovarian cysts but don’t understand what they are and what causes them. Read on to learn more about this very common condition and how to recognize if you need to seek medical treatment.
Mar 8th, 2021

What You Should Know About Endometriosis

Many women have heard the term “endometriosis,” but they may not understand what it is and the symptoms that accompany it. Learn about this condition and how to recognize if you might be experiencing it.
Feb 9th, 2021

What Are My Birth Control Options?

Birth control gives you the ability to decide when, or if, you want to become pregnant. There are a lot of options available to prevent pregnancy. Click to learn about the different forms of birth control and how to find the one that’s best for you.
Jan 17th, 2021

More Than Burning Urination: Signs of a UTI

Most people are aware that a burning sensation while urinating is a sign of a possible urinary tract infection (UTI). Learn to recognize other signs of a urinary tract infection, and find out what you should do if you experience any of them.
Dec 2nd, 2020

What to Do if You've Had Unprotected Sex

It’s important to use protection when you have sex to prevent unwanted pregnancy and avoid contracting or spreading sexually transmitted diseases. Learn what you should do if you’ve had unprotected sex.
Nov 8th, 2020

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Excruciating Periods

Menstrual periods aren’t much fun. However, if your periods are excruciating, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor. It could be due to treatable conditions that are making your monthly cycle more uncomfortable than it should be.
Oct 1st, 2020

Fibroids vs. Ovarian Cysts: How Are They Different?

Fibroids and ovarian cysts are both common conditions, but many women don’t know what they are and how to identify the signs and symptoms. Learn about fibroids and cysts and how they differ from each other.
Sep 17th, 2020

Here's How Electrocautery Can Help Treat HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common type of sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Although most types don’t cause symptoms, some can cause genital warts. Learn how electrocautery helps treat HPV.
Aug 19th, 2020

What to Expect During Your First Well Woman Exam

Going to the gynecologist makes some women feel anxious. Knowing what normally occurs during an OB/GYN visit can help soothe your worried brain and result in a more productive visit. Read on to learn what to expect during your first well-woman exam.
Jun 22nd, 2020

Vaginal Health: What Causes pH Imbalance?

Your vagina is a delicately balanced system that hosts colonies of microorganisms that keep it healthy. The acidity level of your vagina is affected by and affects your vaginal health. Learn what causes a pH imbalance.
May 29th, 2020

What Is Retrograde Menstruation?

Retrograde menstruation is a condition that interrupts your normal menstrual cycle. Instead of menstrual blood flowing out of your vagina, it flows backward, toward your pelvis. Read on to learn more about it.
Apr 15th, 2020

Why Regularly Getting Pap Smears Is So Important

Even though Pap smears may seem like an annoyance, they’re critical to ensuring your vaginal health is in good order. Read on to learn more about why keeping a regular Pap smear schedule is important.
Feb 3rd, 2020

Can Chlamydia Lead to Infertility?

If you have chlamydia, you probably have questions. How did I get it? How do I get rid of it? What does this mean for my future? Get the answers here.
Jan 1st, 2020

Choosing the Right Birth Control for Your Lifestyle

You have a lot of birth control options available to you. How do you choose the right one? The right birth control for you will fit in with your lifestyle, letting you use your birth control consistently and without interruptions for best results.
Dec 1st, 2019

My Pap Smear Results were Abnormal—What Now?

Pap smears are an important test when it comes to cervical cancer. But what does it mean when your pap smear comes back abnormal? And which tests should you expect to undergo next?
Sep 1st, 2019

Can Endometriosis Cause Infertility?

If you’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis, your first thought might have been, “Will I be able to have children?” Dr. Daniel S. Kushner explains endometriosis and what it means for pregnancy outcomes.
Aug 22nd, 2019

Why a Growing Number of Seniors are Getting STDs

As seniors reach their golden years, many remain sexually active. They are often amazed to learn they’ve contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Some of the reasons behind this may surprise you.
May 20th, 2019

How Fibroids Can Affect Your Everyday Life

You may not ever think about uterine fibroids until you develop the heavy menstrual bleeding and other painful issues caused by these almost always non-cancerous growths. Fortunately, many treatments exist that can help tame fibroid symptoms.
Apr 2nd, 2019

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV

Have you found yourself with genital warts? Or are you worried about cervical cancer? While an HPV infection usually resolves on its own, in some cases it can cause serious issues. Read on to learn more about testing, treatment, and prevention.
Mar 5th, 2019

6 Tips to Prevent UTIs

If you feel a burning sensation when you urinate, you may have a urinary tract infection. Though incredibly common, UTIs can cause bothersome symptoms. If you’re prone to them, find out how to keep them from coming back.
Feb 1st, 2019

When Is Heavy Menstrual Flow Abnormal?

When menstrual bleeding is so severe that it interferes with your life, you may have a condition called menorrhagia. Heavy menstrual flow can leave you tired and in pain. Menorrhagia may be a symptom of another condition or it may exist on its own.
Nov 15th, 2018

Should You Consider Implant Birth Control?

Should you consider implant birth control? If you’re looking for an effective, low-maintenance way to prevent pregnancy, this method is for you. From hormonal arm implants and intrauterine devices, learn more about your options and decide which is best fo
Jul 10th, 2019