Our Bodies, Ourselves began as a pamphlet on women's health in the early 1970s, but soon became the go-to textbook for every young (and old) person with questions about anything to do with puberty, sex, even relationships. The book has been released and updated in numerous editions over the decades, but all good things must come to an end; the non-profit responsible for OBOS has just announced that they are shifting to a volunteer-only model, which means that updates will be few and far between.
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It's women who get pap smears on the regular, and girls who are more likely to be up-to-date on their human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines -- but a new study confirms that the virus puts men at risk, too. Men were six times more likely than women to have a high-risk type of HPV in their mouth or throat, where it can cause oropharyngeal cancer.
Clue, one of the best period tracking apps out there, just added a new feature: You can now keep track of whether you've taken your birth control pills, and Clue will tell you what to do if you missed a dose.
V-juice, vovey-goo, vu-dew… there are many ways to describe the natural fluid that comes out of the vagina. It varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to week, month to month and beyond. So what's "normal" vaginal discharge and what’s not? We take a look at the science.
After unprotected sex, you know that emergency contraception is possible if you get it in a hurry. Something similar is available for HIV: post-exposure prophylaxis, begun within 72 hours, can reduce the chance of contracting the virus.
Some of the people who need emergency contraception the most are the people who might be the most embarrassed (or have the hardest time) going and buying it themselves. What you might not realise: since it's over the counter, you -- as a friend, partner, or parent -- can do that person a favour and buy it for them.
If the condom broke, if you missed a pill, if you were assaulted and you're worried that a baby might result, you may still have time to prevent that pregnancy. You have to act fast (within days), and you have three options: an over-the-counter pill, a prescription pill, or a copper IUD. Any of these, taken in time, have a good chance of preventing pregnancy.
If you experience sexual pain, menstrual pain or lack of control with your bladder or bowels, a specialised type of physiotherapy may be able to help cure your ails. Yep, you can get physiotherapy for your genitals. And the results can be life-changing.
After seeing a thousand late-night supplement ads on TV, you probably have a vague sense that prostate care is important for men. But did you also know that playing with your prostate can feel insanely good, and lead to explosive orgasms? Here's how to keep your prostate healthy, and have a ton of fun doing so.