There are several likely suspects that could be causing vaginal pain, including infections, cysts or other conditions. Find out more about reasons for vaginal discomfort and what you can do about it.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are not a new problem, but they are taking on new proportions in recent days, particularly gonorrhea (up 67 percent), syphilis (up 76 percent) and chlamydia (up from 1.6M to 1.7M). Find out more about these alarming trends, including prevention tips.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. OB/Gyn physicians Linda Bradley, MD, and Margaret McKenzie, MD, answer this one about cold sores and herpes.
You might be surprised to learn that the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) is a leading cause of throat cancers, and it spreads from person to person via oral sex.
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Cases of the human papilloma virus (HPV) — a sexually transmitted disease with a proven link to cancer — have fallen since a vaccine to prevent the disease was introduced in 2006, a new study says.
Although about 1.1 million people age 13 and older are living with HIV and AIDS, misconceptions still abound about the virus and disease.
Many women claim that douching makes them feel cleaner, eliminates embarrassing odor and protects them against infection. But they may be doing harm to themselves along the way. I advise my patients not to douche on a regular basis. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ. When you try to cleanse it yourself by using a … Read More
Today, HPV is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease — not only in the United States, but also in the world. Fortunately, there is an effective vaccine that can prevent HPV infection, says Habibeth Gitiforooz, MD, Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN. She talks about the risks associated with HPV and explains why it is important to receive … 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
When you suffer from vaginal itching, you want relief fast. Many women assume they have a yeast infection and self-treat with over-the-counter medications. But with so many options at your local drug store, how do you pick the right one? And what if yeast isn’t causing your symptoms?