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What risk does recreational marijuana use have on older male or female fertility?

What risk does recreational marijuana use have on older male or female fertility?

Marijuana: The use of marijuana/weed can have various effects depending on the individual variables and what really is in the "joint" it can impact health in so many ways and its always advisable not to use to prevent any bad outcomes. ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Medicine for female sexuality inhancement?

Medicine for female sexuality inhancement?

Better partner: Psychological help if those are issues esp if there is depression involved. Otherwise chocolate seriously helps - not american crap. ...Read more

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Are male circumcision and female genital mutilation equivalent?

Are male circumcision and female genital mutilation equivalent?

No way: Male circumcision is requirement by some religions & female so called 'circumcisions' by NO religions. Prevents phimosis in men, also reduces risk of UTIs in baby boys, easier to keep clean reduces & risk of STDs. In females is pure & simple mutilation as clitoris is amputated to prevent any future erotic sensation from sex or masturbation. Also severe risk of serious infection & hemorrhage. ? = ? ...Read more

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How common is drug addiction in males compared to females?

How common is drug addiction in males compared to females?

Depends on the drug.: Alcoholism is far more common in men than women (about 3:1), but benzodiazepine dependency is far more common in women than men (2:1). Opiate addiction used to be primarily a male problem (3 or 4:1 30 years ago) but now women are catching up and in many areas are half the people with the problem, especially prescription drug abuse. Men used to dominate in tobacco addiction, but now women do. ...Read more

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Same causes for male and female sexual dysfunction?

Same causes for male and female sexual dysfunction?

There are many!: Hormonal, mood disorder, feeling unappreciated, anger, medications (aka Prozac (fluoxetine) type drugs). In men, metabolic sundrome related problems effect libido, as does smoking, adversely. ...Read more

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What are some alternative ADHD medication for someone with hypertension. Avg. 140/85. 26 yr old white male.

What are some alternative ADHD medication for someone with hypertension.  Avg.  140/85.  26 yr old white male.

Several: Alternatives include provigil/nuvigil, wellbutrin, (bupropion) Imipramine and amantadine. These medications usually have no effect on blood pressure and can be just as efffective as traditional stimulant medications, which can cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is female masturbation safe?

Is female masturbation safe?

Yes: As long as you are not doing any physically harmful to yourself, it is perfectly safe and normal. ...Read more

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How common is drug abuse in males compared to females?

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How common is drug abuse in males compared to females?

Drug abuse: That depends on several factors such as age, type of abused substances, family history, etc. ...Read more

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Why is male circumcision promoted but female genital cutting illegal ?

Why is male circumcision promoted but female genital cutting illegal ?

There can be medical: Benefits derived from male circumcision. However, there are no health benefits from female genital mutilation. It can be done w or w/out anesthesia it may involve removal of the clitoral hood, clitoris, inner labia & / or out labia with objects such as a razor, scissors, broken glass or knives. It can lead to severe chronic pain, problems with childbirth, hemorrhage, infections & death. ...Read more

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What factors determine male sexual potency?

What factors determine male sexual potency?

Complex!: There are several categories of factors that influence potency that are beyond my 400 character limit. Talk to your doctor he/she can start the process going. ...Read more

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What is the avarage wieght for a male 5'8 13 year old boy?

144 pounds: CDC growth charts published in 2000 based on the U.S. Population data gives the height of a 13 yr old boy of 68" at 95th percentile. So the 95th percentile in weight of a 13 yr old boy can be easily read off the graph as 144 pounds. And that's not gross! ...Read more

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For male pattern baldness (24 yrs), is spironolactone 25mg daily effective for hair regrowth? Can the dose cause chemical castration on long term use?

For male pattern baldness (24 yrs), is spironolactone 25mg daily effective for hair regrowth? Can the dose cause chemical castration on long term use?

No, it's not good: Sprinolactone is used to reduce the levels of male hormones in women with hair loss. It's not the appropriate drug for men. The only drugs that are fda approved for hair loss in men are Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil). Consult with your dermatologist for an appropriate treatment that fits your needs. ...Read more

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Is an attraction to incest porn (legal age) a normal thing?

Is an attraction to incest porn (legal age) a normal thing?

It's of concern: I guess i would say that "normal" and "healthy" are two separate things. It may not be a particularly healthy thing for a person to have fantasies involving incest. It seems as though you already have a concern or else you wouldn't be asking about this. I wonder if you could have been sexually molested as a child by a relative? There are therapists with special expertise in this area. Good luck. ...Read more

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How common is drug addiction in males compared to females?

Depends on the drug.: Alcoholism is far more common in men than women (about 3:1), but benzodiazepine dependency is far more common in women than men (2:1). Opiate addiction used to be primarily a male problem (3 or 4:1 30 years ago) but now women are catching up and in many areas are half the people with the problem, especially prescription drug abuse. Men used to dominate in tobacco addiction, but now women do. ...Read more

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Substance Abuse (Definition)

Substance abuse refers to a dependence on a harmful or addictive substance, most often drugs or alcohol. The substance is often used to suppress difficult feelings and results in impaired intimate and work relationships. Substance abuse is diagnosed by observing the pattern of use, looking for tolerance, and withdrawal upon halting the use of the substance. Recovery begins with the substance abuser admitting being out of control and ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more