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In all the discussion about Farrah Fawcett’s cancer, most people shied away from mentioning its origin and those who did neglected to delve further into its causes. It has become taboo to talk ...

Shedding Light on Anal Cancer

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In a recent report, sex researcher Rachel Jones of the Guttmacher Institute claims that the birth control method of withdrawal— more commonly referred to as “pulling out” — is nearly as effective ...

"Pulling Out" Gaining Legitimacy as Effective Birth Control Method

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Most women know smoking during pregnancy is linked to low birth weights, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), preterm birth and a myriad of other health issues for both the mother and ...

Study Shows Smoking Cessation Products Negatively Impact Birth Outcomes

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A new birth control pill, Qlaira, has been developed by the pharmaceutical company Bayer Schering Pharma and is now available in the United Kingdom and in various countries throughout Europe. It ...

"Natural" Birth Control Pill Available in Europe

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In the latest issue of the medical journal AIDS, researchers from the Weill Cornell Medical College detailed advancements in a new contraception device that prevents transmission of HIV. The ...

Researchers Developing Vaginal Contraceptive Ring That Prevents Transmission of HIV

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Summer brings with it many things we all enjoy — warmer weather, vacations, pool time. But it also is the season when more women see their doctors regarding yeast, urinary tract and bacterial ...

How to Avoid Vaginal Infections in the Summer

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Nearly every woman knows that the yearly trip to your gynecologist entails a few regular screenings — a breast exam, a PAP test and a pelvic exam. If you’re not already getting these annual ...

Important health tests you shouldn’t neglect

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It’s been a long time coming, and following the suggestions of nearly every health professional and study, President Obama has finally cut nearly all funding for abstinence-only sex education ...

Obama’s New Budget Reconfigures Federal Spending on Sex Education Programs

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Reports often circulate about the pros and cons of taking birth control pills — weight gain, weight loss, increased chances of breast cancer, decreased chances of endometrial cancers — but a ...

Birth Control Affects Muscle Mass Gain

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It’s no secret that being overweight or obese is hazardous to your health. But what many overweight and obese women don’t consider is the effect that this may have on their unborn child during ...

Complications Increase During Pregnancy For Obese and Overweight Mothers and Their Babies

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Studies are constantly conducted to determine the benefits and drawbacks of contraceptive pills, and each usually yields a different outcome. What everyone can agree on, though, is that birth ...

Lauren Proper commented on Lauren Proper's post Shocking Uses of Birth Control Pills: Could You Benefit?

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Studies are constantly conducted to determine the benefits and drawbacks of contraceptive pills, and each usually yields a different outcome. What everyone can agree on, though, is that birth ...

Lauren Proper commented on Lauren Proper's post Shocking Uses of Birth Control Pills: Could You Benefit?

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People have been buzzing since the latest FDA decision to allow 17 year old teenagers access to Plan B, also known as the morning after pill. Some are thrilled, some are appalled. And though ...

Increase Availability and Access to Emergency Contraception for Teenagers

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For a country that prides itself on moral integrity and values, it seems ironic that the U.S. has a higher rate of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases than any other developed ...

Lauren Proper commented on Lauren Proper's post Sex Ed: Abstinence-only Versus Comprehensive — Which Is Most Effective?

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For a country that prides itself on moral integrity and values, it seems ironic that the U.S. has a higher rate of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases than any other developed ...

Sex Ed: Abstinence-only Versus Comprehensive — Which Is Most Effective?

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We are the medication generation; too many people believe that where there is a pill, there is a way. And this philosophy has become applicable to childbirth, with the majority of women choosing ...

A La Natural -- Is a Drug-free Childbirth the Way to Go?

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The ongoing debate of the effect of birth control pills on ovarian cysts has yet to be resolved. Some physicians recommend birth control for the prevention and treatment of cysts because they ...

Lauren Proper commented on Kacie Irby's post The Ovarian Cyst Gamble

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In honor of Earth Day, it seems only fitting that we discuss ways to ensure that many more generations have the opportunity to catch a beautiful sunset and plant trees on April 22. After all, this ...

Save the Earth with Birth Control

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It’s the virus that manifests itself in more than 100 different forms — about 30 of which are transmitted sexually — and can cause problems like genital warts and cervical cancer. Or it can cause ...

Lauren Proper commented on Lauren Proper's post The Truth About HPV

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For the last few years, there have been sporadic rumblings regarding the development of a male birth control pill. Since 1960, when the contraceptive pill was first granted FDA approval, birth ...

New Developments in Male Birth Control Pill

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A woman’s eggs are most fertile between ages 20 and 24, and her fertility decreases exponentially from this point on. By the time a woman reaches 35, her egg quality has declined greatly and the ...

Fertility As You Age

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As I approach my one-year anniversary from the time I quit smoking cigarettes (end of April!), I’ve been weighing all the positive effects that decision has had on my life. I was 19, had smoked ...

How Smoking Impacts Your Reproductive Health

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Studies are constantly conducted to determine the benefits and drawbacks of contraceptive pills, and each usually yields a different outcome. What everyone can agree on, though, is that birth ...

Lauren Proper commented on Lauren Proper's post Shocking Uses of Birth Control Pills: Could You Benefit?

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Studies are constantly conducted to determine the benefits and drawbacks of contraceptive pills, and each usually yields a different outcome. What everyone can agree on, though, is that birth ...

Lauren Proper commented on Lauren Proper's post Shocking Uses of Birth Control Pills: Could You Benefit?

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Studies are constantly conducted to determine the benefits and drawbacks of contraceptive pills, and each usually yields a different outcome. What everyone can agree on, though, is that birth ...

Shocking Uses of Birth Control Pills: Could You Benefit?

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Before the “Octo-mom,” in-vitro fertilization (IVF) was not so controversial a practice. People raised ethical questions here and there, but for many couples who have had trouble conceiving it was ...

Clearing up In-vitro Fertilization

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It’s the virus that manifests itself in more than 100 different forms — about 30 of which are transmitted sexually — and can cause problems like genital warts and cervical cancer. Or it can cause ...

Lauren Proper commented on Lauren Proper's post The Truth About HPV

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It’s the virus that manifests itself in more than 100 different forms — about 30 of which are transmitted sexually — and can cause problems like genital warts and cervical cancer. Or it can cause ...

Lauren Proper commented on Lauren Proper's post The Truth About HPV

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It’s the virus that manifests itself in more than 100 different forms — about 30 of which are transmitted sexually — and can cause problems like genital warts and cervical cancer. Or it can cause ...

The Truth About HPV

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When I first talked with my parents about going to see a gynecologist and getting prescribed birth control pills, they freaked out. I was almost 17 years old and in a serious, long-term ...

Teen Girls and Birth Control—How Young is Too Young?