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What Is Dyspareunia?

Although the condition sounds quite complicated, and possibly even fatal, the definition of dyspareunia is rather simple. Dyspareunia is painful intercourse. A more exact definition is persistent or recurring genital pain that may occur immediately before, during or just after… Continue Reading

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Study: Black Students With Black Teachers Reduces Teen Pregnancy

According to The Huffington Post on Thursday, while teenage pregnancies in African American and Latin American communities have doubled compared to Caucasian communities, research has found that a high number of teachers has helped reduce the number of teenage pregnancies.… Continue Reading

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Unintended Pregnancy Rate High Among Active-Duty Military Women

A new study set out to determine the pregnancy rate among active-duty military women in 2008 and compare it to the rate in 2005 and the rate among the US population. The study was conducted by researchers affiliated with the… Continue Reading

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Does Free Contraceptives Promote Promiscuity?

Research has been done to find that Free Contraception is associated with the number of sexual partners and the frequency of sexual intercourse over time. Investigators at Washington University in St. Louis The St. Louis School of Medicine (St. Louis,… Continue Reading

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Masturbation: What Your Self-Pleasure Style Says About Your Personality

It’s the weekend and you have big plans. It involves candles, wine, a bath, soft music and self-indulgence with a toy named Anton. Are you the “master of your domain/queen of the castle, or do you regularly enjoy moments of… Continue Reading

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Internal Medicine Group Says No To Screening Pelvic Exam

Internal Medicine Group Says No To Screening Pelvic Exam

A screening pelvic exam, also known as a well woman exam, is a common procedure. Some women are reassured when they find that the results are negative, while others would prefer to avoid one. On July 1, the American College… Continue Reading

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New Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy

Many Southern California women enjoy an active lifestyle. When they become pregnant, they would like to continue in activities such as exercising, bike riding, and perhaps continuing in their softball league; however, confusion exists as to what is safe during… Continue Reading

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Higher Blood Clot Risk Reported With Birth Control Patch And Ring

A new study suggests that the birth control patch and ring may have a higher risk of deep venous thrombosis (blood clots) than birth control pills. Danish researchers published the results of their 10 year study May 10 in the… Continue Reading