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IUDs, STIs, and PID: What’s the Deal?

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the relationship between these three very important acronyms related to women’s health: intrauterine devices (IUDs), sexually transmitted infec…

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Myths & Facts About Getting Pregnant

We got so many questions about pregnancy scares in the comments of the original “Um, can I get pregnant if…?” that we decided it was time for part two. Last time we talked about specific sex acts that…

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Is Your City Putting You At Risk For An STD?

Still trying to shake off the New Year's Eve hangover? Millions take the changing of the year as a free pass for excessive partying, only to wake up with memories they regret (or worse, no memory at a…

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Rape: The Nastiest of All Four-Letter Words

You'd think it never happens; victims typically don't discuss it and perpetrators uniformly deny it. But it happens a lot (see below). In the US, the official definition of forcible rape was establ…

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STDs Without Having Sex?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be transmitted without sex, that is, without intercourse. Even grandma kissing you at Christmas might pass on cold sores (a herpes virus). Venereal disease…

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Ask the Loveologist: Is Oral Sex Safe?

My teenage daughter has become sexually active recently and in a passing comment she told me that all her friends think that oral sex is the safest sex they could have and that they feel like it doesn…

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Sex Shot: The Safety and Ethics of the HPV Vaccine

What could be more awkward than the discussion of pre-adolescent sex and cancer? Well specifically talk of the human papilloma virus (also known as HPV), which serves as the viral cause of most cervic…

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