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Though HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection out there, a new study has reported that only a fraction of young women and girls eligible for the vaccine are getting it. Research was ...

Few Women Getting HPV Vaccine

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Here's a study that may just prove it really is "all in the mind." A new paper released recently in the Journal of Sexual Medicine shows that a placebo drug has increased sex drive for women ...

Faking It: The Good Kind

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Time reports on a new study that shows that black and Latino men are having safer sex than white men - and black women are too. Compared to only 22 percent of white men, 33 percent of black men ...

Who Has the Safest Sex?

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I've been on the pill for over a year - a low-dosage combination oral contraceptive that I've taken religiously everyday since March 2009. It was the right decision for me to get on the pill for ...

How I Listened to My Body and Got Off the Pill

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Everyone masturbates, or so the story goes. We're flooded by myths of masturbation - it will make you go blind, you might lose your hair - but perhaps the most unchallenged myth is how many ...

What's the Deal with Masturbation?

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In honor of International Literacy Day, I thought it would be appropriate to put together a list of some of the most phenomenal books regarding sex, women's bodies, reproductive and sexual health ...

5 Books You Need to Read About Sex

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It comes as no surprise that people are in uproar over Denver's recent announcement that it will make birth control available to Bruce Randolph Public School. According to ABC news, a group of ...

The Pill in Public Schools: Yay or Nay?--Editorial

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With my partner out of town, I delved deep into the world of guilty pleasures, courtesy of Netflix. I had read enough commentary about the "Twilight" movies to know that I had to see them, at ...

Why I Don't Want My Daughters Watching 'Twilight'

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In a world of "only four periods a year," encouraging C-sections and jump starting the birthing process, it's no surprise that more mothers and doctors are choosing to induce labor before the nine ...

Can We Just Let Childbirth be Natural Already?

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Is your workplace breastfeeding friendly? It may be an old article, but it's a conversation that never gets old. Katrina Alcorn once wrote in the Huffington Post about how the workplace often ...

Breastfeeding Support? Not Likely

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A new study completed by the Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa has some big news for women's health. The results showed a significant reduction in risk of HIV infection among ...

Reducing the Risk of HIV

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Since the dawn of time, women have had their lives built around the day they would start bearing children. And apparently now that more women are opting to not have children by choice, Americans ...

Americans Hate Childless Women--Editorial

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After the emergency contraceptive Plan B became available over the counter last year, the question of whether or not birth control should also make the leap has been lingering in the news, on ...

Over-the-Counter Birth Control: Yay or Nay?--Editorial

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Survey results conducted for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals concluded that women don't talk to their doctors about menopause. Just over 1,000 postmenopausal women and 600 health care professionals answered ...

Mum's the Word on Menopause

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Italian researches have come up with a test that can let women as young as 20 know when they will no longer be able to become pregnant. By measuring the level of a hormone produced in ovaries, a ...

Deadline for Pregnancy Available Soon

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Looks like women with female sexual dysfunction (FSD) will be waiting a bit longer for a cure. The "pink pill" was rejected last week by a panel of Food and Drug Administration advisors who claim ...

Will the FDA Continue the Search for a Pink Pill?

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A new study shows that being obese has more consequences than risks of heart disease and diabetes - it can affect your sexual health. French and British researchers found that obese women have ...

More Risks for the Obese

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We've seen the commercials, we've read the articles, and hey, some of us have even seen the results of Viagra - the drug created to help male erectile problems. Since Viagra hit shelves, and ...

The Power of the Pink Pill

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It's startling to think that there are rising rates of maternal mortality in the United States in 2010. But more studies and articles are reporting on this development, and encouraging women to ...

The Risks of Emergency Hysterectomies

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Everyday I take the pill at the same time every night. Ninety-nine percent of the time that works just fine for me - but the other one percent, I wonder about how much responsibility I have had to ...

Finally - Birth Control for Men!

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As the battle of at-home births versus hospital births continues onwards, along with every other argument how about to care for, conceive and birth your child, it's always good to remember the ...

Rethinking Midwives

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Did you know that IUDs are becoming more popular as a method of contraception? According to a recent Newsweek report, that IUDs are becoming more popular as a form of contraceptive. As a result of ...

IUD Increasing in Popularity

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Everyone's always trying to tell pregnant women how to eat, how to sleep, and what to do to make themselves as healthy as possible. Now a new study urges many pregnant women to do what we probably ...

Vitamin D May Be What More Expecting Moms Need

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It looks like some women taking oral contraception may want to rethink the risks. A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine shows that women taking oral hormonal contraceptives are ...

New Link Between Birth Control and Female Sexual Dysfunction

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We should all be concerned about the state of the environment these days - more pollutants in the air, food and water, and chemical and power dumps infiltrating more and more communities. But ...

Toxins Affecting Reproductive Health

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Did you know April is National STD Awareness Month? If you've read any of the articles at EmpowHER, you're probably aware of STDs. Still, in honor of other public health organizations urging ...

April is STD Awareness Month

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For Mad Men fans, you may have been shocked to find out that Peggy could go into labor after spending her entire pregnancy not realizing she was going to have a child. But even now, some women ...

Women Who Don't Know They Are Pregnant

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The loss of a pregnancy can be perhaps one of the most devastating experiences of an individual or couple's life. And a new study shows that couples who miscarry may not be able to stay in their ...

Miscarriages May End Relationships

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It's a common question for many couples: who is responsible for preventing unintended pregnancies? Many believe it is a responsibility that should be shared by both men and women, and others ...

Who Should Control Birth Control?

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It's April 1st, and in the midst of pulling pranks on your coworkers and being fooled by Google, remember not to be fooled the rest of the year! Here's a list of sexual health myths you should ...

Don't be an April Fool

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Advocates around the country are encouraging people to back up their birth control today, March 24, 2010. Though many of us are well aware of the advantages of emergency contraception, Back Up ...

It's Back up Your Birth Control Day!

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Looks like deciding to breastfeed depends on whether or not you get formula at the hospital. A study of Canadian women reveals that moms who left with free samples of formula are less likely ...

New Study Reveals New Breastfeeding Patterns

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We can all agree that the pill has changed the course of reproductive justice, but Laura Eldridge encourages us to take a more critical look at the pill and its possible limitations. Oral ...

The Pill is Turning 50: Has it Lived Up to its Reputation?

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I've caved on this fine Monday afternoon to write about something that has emerged in various media outlets recently: vajazzling. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, it's actually ...

Vajazzling and Sexual Health

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If we change the name for 'hymen,' will we change the way we think about it? The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education recently produced a new resource that calls for just this. The ...

Hymen Myths: Will Changing Its Name Help?

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Our nation's capitol has become the first city in the US to distribute female condoms for free. While many cities have given out male condoms for free to individuals in an attempt to curb STDs ...

Female Condoms Being Distributed

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The verdict is in: your moms and grandmas may have been lying about waiting until marriage to have sex. The Guttmacher Institute has released a report about rates of pre-marital sex in the ...

Premarital Sex More Common Than You Think

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The shortest month of the year is dedicated to celebrating the history of an entire population, still, Black History Month is an opportunity to urge those who don't think about the issues that ...

Black Herstory Month: Take Care of Your Health This Year

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Has the answer to the question "Who ya gonna call" been replaced with the words "The Sex Squad"? According to a new game, yes. This month, Middlesex-London Health Unit, a Canadian public ...

Can The Sex Squad Save Teens?

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We're in the thick of National Condom Week and unless you're on a liberal college campus, you may have forgotten about it. In honor of this special time, it's time for a quick recap on the condom, ...

It's National Condom Week!

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Plenty of controversy surrounds the causes of autism. Now a new study shows that, women over 40 who give birth, are nearly two times as likely to have a child with autism compared to women under ...

New Risk Emerges from Having Children at Later Age

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Valentine's Day - a day for flowers, chocolate...and vibrators? That's what researchers at TROJANĀ® Brand Sexual Health Products say in a new study about what couples will do on February 14th. ...

Bring Good Vibes to Your Valentine's Day!

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Why is the United States so behind when it comes to emergency contraception? While Plan B One Step has just been released in the US, Europe has a new pill that can be taken up to five days ...

New Emergency Contraception Works After Five Days

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According to an episode of CBS' The Early Show Saturday Edition, a few simple foods can give you a boost in the bedroom. Senior Editor of Health Magazine, Frances Largeman-Roth, recommended ...

Foods to Boost your Libido

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Women with bad breath may be risking the lives of their babies, a new study shows. For years, pregnant women have been cautioned about the relationship between reproductive health and gum ...

Bad Breath May Be A Fatal Sign for Baby

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On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, ruled that a woman may legally have an abortion. In a time where the right to reproductive healthcare and the right of ...

3 Things You Can Do to Celebrate Roe Vs. Wade

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As we are all aware, a terrible earthquake destroyed Haiti, a country that already had the highest mortality rate in the western hemisphere. Amidst the relief efforts circulating in nearly every ...

Reproductive Health in Haiti

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2010 may be your year to lose weight, stop smoking, or staying more organized, but did you add "have sex every day" to your list? That's exactly what Sadie Nardini and her husband committed to ...

30 Days of Sex - Would You Do It?

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January is National Cervical Cancer Month and that means we should encourage ourselves, friends and family, to visit a gynecologist and take steps towards preventing the second most common cancer ...

It's January: Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

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The Boston Globe featured an excellent editorial piece this week about how Eastern Massachusettes transit agencies should allow family planning advertisements on their buses. Planned Parenthood ...

2010: Let's Get Rid of Sexual Stigma