7 Benefits of Skipping Periods With Birth Control

Periods are a part of life for women, but many women would like to be able to control when they happen. Others may have a history of difficult periods and just want to do without the stress. Taking birth control pills continuously represents a common and safe method for managing menstrual disturbances and other associated … Read More

What to Do When Diabetes Affects Your Sex Life

Men living with diabetes have enough on their plate. They need to monitor their blood glucose level, blood pressure and, most likely, several medications. If this is you, and you’re experiencing problems in your sex life, there’s a good chance you’re  feeling anxious, frustrated and depressed. You may know that erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or … Read More

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Epilepsy and Your Sex Life: Enhancing Intimacy

Just about all aspects of a person’s life can be impacted by a diagnosis of epilepsy, including working, driving and family life. But the effects of epilepsy can reach into the bedroom as well, causing sexual dysfunction and disrupting intimate relationships. “Patients often think about the things they can’t do on a larger scale, but a lot of … Read More

Vasectomy Requests Peak During March Madness

The basketball court is not the only place for March Madness this week. At this time of year, many urologists see a deluge of requests from men seeking a vasectomy. Many men plan a vasectomy for this week with an eye toward watching the NCAA basketball tournament all weekend while they recuperate, says urologist Edmund Sabanegh, MD, Chair … Read More

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Morning-After Pill: Your Weight Plays a Role

Heavier women who take the morning-after pill up to 72 hours after unprotected sex to reduce their chance of pregnancy may need to consider other emergency birth control options, such as an IUD. The European manufacturer of the drug NorLevo® — chemically identical to what’s sold in the U.S. as Plan B — said that … Read More