U.S. physicians are learning how to provide better care for transgender patients. That includes understanding the transgender community’s biggest healthcare needs and the difference between gender and sexual identity.
If you’ve ever wondered if someone is attracted to you, try listening to his or her voice. A recent study found that men and women vary the strength, tone and pitch of their voices when speaking to members of the opposite sex whom they find attractive. At the same time, these subtle voice modulations make … Read More
Putting on weight, getting out of shape, and even just the natural act of aging — all of these can affect your sex drive. In some cases, though, smarter lifestyle choices or a willingness to ask for help can put the sex back in your sex life.
Are problems with your erections or low libido limiting your sex life? For many men, these are inevitable issues of aging. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to address them. Erection problems are fairly common for men over the age of 50, says Cleveland Clinic urologist Milton Lakin, MD. He says men may be … Read More
“We’re seeing things we’ve never seen before,” says Nina Desai, PhD. “This could change everything.” There’s still a hint of wonder and disbelief in her voice. Dr. Desai, Director of the Cleveland Clinic In Vitro Fertilization Lab, is talking about embryoscope. This new technology revolutionizes the in vitro fertilization process, monitoring fertilized embryos’ development moment … Read More
Trying to have a baby can bring feelings of joy and anticipation about expanding your family. But when conception doesn’t happen right away, it’s easy to start worrying about infertility. “By definition, infertility is failure to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse,” says OB/GYN Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, and Section Head, Cleveland Clinic Obstetrics and … Read More
For decades, condoms, pills, patches and other short-acting contraception have been the birth control of choice for sexually active teens. But recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued new guidelines approving other — possibly more effective — options. For the first time, ACOG stated that implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs) are safe … Read More
In the United States each year, about 15,000 women and 7,000 men are affected by HPV-related cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If people are vaccinated, these cancers can be prevented. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine vaccination for the human papillomavirus (HPV) for all males ages 9 to 26 … Read More
No food has been scientifically proven to stimulate the human sex organs. But some foods can certainly promote blood flow and stimulate our senses. Registered dietitian Carolyn Snyder talks about the ingredients in hot chili peppers that not only increase blood flow and heart rate but release endorphins, creating a feeling of happiness. Fresh … Read More
Still carrying around that condom you stuck into your wallet six months ago? And do you believe that condoms can be used over and over again as long as they don’t break? If your answer to either of these questions is “yes,” there may be a lot about condoms you don’t know. We encourage you … Read More