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
Men and boys need the HPV vaccine too to protect them from human papillomavirus. Learn 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?
Circumcising newborn boys has health benefits that make the procedure worthwhile, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Academy’s new policy, issued in August, is based on evidence that circumcised males are less likely to get urinary tract infections, penile cancer and some sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The 2012 policy makes a stronger case … Read More