Latest Female Sexual Health Articles

Which HPV Warts Cause Cancer and How Can You ...

Some HPV warts can cause cancer while others do not. Learn how you can identify cancerous HPV warts.

Nicole NagraniAugust 3rd 2018
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Do HPV Vaccines Protect Against All Warts?

HPV vaccines are used to treat genital warts, but do the benefits of HPV vaccines cover all warts?

Nicole NagraniJuly 30th 2018
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4 Skin Issues That Can Cause Vaginal Pain Dur...

Some skin conditions can cause pain during sex. Learn about skin issues that can make intercourse painful.

Rebecca QuinonezJuly 23rd 2018
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Vaginal Bumps: 7 Conditions Those Bumps Could...

Bumps on the vagina can be a sign of different conditions. Whether these vaginal bumps are itchy, hard, or sore can tell you what health conditions you may have.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDJuly 22nd 2018
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The Skin-Stress-Sex Connection

Sex can be a great stress reliever, but stress can also effect your sex drive. Learn about the connection between skin disease, stress, sex, and libido.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 11th 2018
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases That You Can St...

Condoms are important. A conversation with your partner is key to staying protected. 

Kristin Blake, MOM, LAcFebruary 6th 2018
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Rashes and Itching in Pregnancy - Part 1

​​Pregnancy rashes can cause skin rashes and itching. Learn more about PUPPPs, Prurigo of Pregnancy, and other skin conditions associated with pregnancy.

Megha Trivedi, MDDecember 11th 2017
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Quality of Life in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic condition on the armpits, breasts, and groin. Learn about how HS affects sexual, emotional, and physical health. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDDecember 6th 2017
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Skin Changes After Menopause

Menopause has an effect on women's bodies and skin. The fluctuation of hormones can affect skin, hair, and bones. Menopause skin is different from the skin in other another stage of life. 

Jason Derico, NDJune 25th 2017
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Six Causes of Vaginal Discharge

There are 6 causes of vaginal discharge, not all are abnormal. It is important to understand the discharge colors. Vaginal discharge does not always mean an STD.   

Manisha Notay, MBBSJune 18th 2017
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Six Important Facts About the Human Papilloma...

How do you get Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? Learn what HPV is, how it’s spread, and how it can be prevented. Learn how you can best treat HPV and all the facts. 

Megan O'ConnorJune 18th 2017
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Three Important Things You Should Know When U...

Before you use a condom there are important things you need to know. Condoms do not protect against STDs and lubricants can break down condoms. Find your condom

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APMay 22nd 2017

Can Condoms Cause Irritation?

Condom irritation can be caused by different chemicals or a latex allergy. Condoms can cause irritation after sex. Check out these non-latex alternatives for skin

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APMay 22nd 2017

Do IUDs Cause Acne?

New IUDs may worsen or improve acne. Learn about the effects of IUDs and progesterone on acne and how it compares to other forms of birth control.

Megha Trivedi, MDMay 13th 2017
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6 Signs that Your Acne May Be More than Just ...

What causes acne can be a sign of other skin conditions. Learn what things that cause pimples make it more complicated. Your acne could actually be rosacea. 

Rebecca QuinonezApril 25th 2017
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