SEXUAL HEALTH

More Sex Is Tied to Happiness 

But not if you’re having sex as a duty.

How Much Do You Know About Contraception?

About half of all pregnancies are unplanned, says the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. But women today have many safe and reliable options to choose from if they want to prevent pregnancy. Contraception, or "birth control," can be a drug, device, or method. Test your knowledge of contraception by taking this quiz.

1. Which methods of contraception require a prescription?
2. What do male condoms offer that other forms of contraception do not?
3. Besides the condom, which is another barrier method of contraception?
4. Which type of intrauterine device (IUD) is available?
5. Which of these is a possible side effect of oral contraceptives?
6. How often must the vaginal ring be replaced?
7. Which of these methods is called natural family planning?
8. Which of these methods of sterilization is permanent?
SEXUAL HEALTH

How to Have Safer Sex 

The only safe sex is no sex, most health care providers say. But certain precautions and safe behaviors can minimize a person's risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

SEXUAL HEALTH

Have You Been Screened for HIV? 

HIV may seem like a distant health threat—something that affects other people, but not you. Yet, you should be tested at least once for this deadly virus, according to health experts.

SEXUAL HEALTH

The ‘Pink Pill’ Isn’t Viagra for Women 

A new option for women who want to feel more desire.

SEXUAL HEALTH

Steer Clear of Alternative Treatments for HIV 

Charlie Sheen isn’t setting the right example.

SEXUAL HEALTH

What You Need to Know about HPV 

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of more than 100 kinds of viruses. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States.

SEXUAL HEALTH

Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases 

Women suffer more frequent and severe symptoms from STDs. Some STDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to both infertility and ectopic pregnancy.

SEXUAL HEALTH

Sexual Abstinence Can Be Good for You 

It can be empowering, spiritually healing, and a sure way to avoid disease.

SEXUAL HEALTH

Gay Men Consider the HIV Prevention Pill 

Gay Men Consider the HIV Prevention Pill

SEXUAL HEALTH

Sex Is Good for Your Health 

Reported benefits include improved immunity, better heart health, and pain relief.