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Who should get screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

 It depends on your age… The US Preventive Services Task Force is the organization that reviews the most cost-effective, efficient treatments. They suggest that all sexually active women, ages 24 or younger, should be screened for both gonorrhea and chlamydia.   … Continue reading

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What side effects to expect from your hormonal contraception?

Hormonal contraceptives are medicines (with hormones in it)that decrease your risk of getting pregnant.  This can be in the many forms: a pill, a patch, a ring inside the vagina, implants under the skin, or an intrauterine device. Most women … Continue reading

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Teens birthing babies tumbles to a record low.

This is something to celebrate!  As a mother, I know that once you have a child your life (and your life’s pathway) are forever altered.  And, you are forever tied to their father (hi, honey!).   My teen patients and I … Continue reading

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Does taking hormones make you feel “hormonal?”

Imagine that taking hormones is like a cavemen getting clubbed over the head. . . . the hormones have to take over the body’s hormone system.  Here are some side effects to expect. . .and a hint of how long to … Continue reading

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Are those lesions down there. . . herpes? Gulp!

I saw a patient this week.  Bright, engaging, and single. . . . she admits how dirty she feels since genital herpes was diagnosed.  “Good people get this!”  I tell her.  And, indeed it is true.  In a population-based cross-sectional … Continue reading

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Erectile dysfunction

I see many male patients who feel like they are underperforming in the bedroom. Anything limiting blood flow to the penis can cause impotence, now called erectile dysfunction. The most common conditions include cigarette smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, alcoholism, drug … Continue reading

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