About half of all pregnancies are unplanned, says the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. But women today have many safe and reliable choices if they want to prevent pregnancy. Birth control can be a drug, device, or method. Test your knowledge of contraception by taking this quiz.
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.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of more than 150 kinds of viruses. These viruses can cause warts, such as genital warts. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States.
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.