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Why do women hide facts about number of past sexual partners?

Why do women hide  facts about number of past sexual partners?

To avoid a label: Some people feel that a woman that has had more than 1 sexual partner is sexually promiscuous, aka a "slut". Furthermore, some people think that a sexually inexperienced woman would make a better sexual partner due to a tighter vagina. These are myths or cultural biases that have nothing to do with reality. But perceptions and opinions don't change easily. So some women hide the number. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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All about HPV 66.?

All about HPV 66.?

+high risk HPV DNA: The international assoc. For research on cancer reclassified hpv-66 as a high-risk, carcinogenic type of hpv and rec. That it be included as part of routine screening in 2005. Guidelines rec. Testing for the presence of “high-risk” types of hpv as an additional diagnostic tool for equivocal or ambiguous cytology results. Used to det.Need for colposcopy/cervical cytology analysis for women >30yrs. ...Read more

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Does anyone know some facts about hemochromatosis?

Does anyone know some facts about hemochromatosis?

Common & easy: In the common form, the gut absorbs iron too well -- something of a plus, but too much iron will ruin the liver, pancreas, adrenals, heart, sex drive, and joints (base of thumb especially) and turn you gray. Easy to test for by labs, and easy to treat by draining a pint or two of blood every week. Maybe one person in 200 has the genes to get it, and some still get missed. ...Read more

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

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What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

>400,000 in US in 09: Cdc and us vital statistics sites offer credible information. Start here for more information on teen pregnancies in the US: http://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/aboutteenpreg.htm. ...Read more

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Are their laws against me not telling my sexual partner about an std?

Are their laws against me not telling my sexual partner about an std?

Not a lawyer...: I'm not sure about the legality of it, but the ethics are pretty clear-cut. You need to inform your partner of your condition, period. Not doing so puts his/her health at serious risk, along with any future partners your partner may have. I'm sorry you are having to deal with this, but you owe it to your partner to inform him/her. Ask yourself, how would you feel if your roles were reversed? ...Read more

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How can I ask partner about stds?

How can I ask partner about stds?

Directly.: This is an important subject. Dont' risk your health. ...Read more

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Can I ask questions about sex?

Can I ask questions about sex?

Yes: You can ask whatever you want medically to help you ...Read more

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What are important things for teens to know about genital herpes?

What are  important things for teens to know about genital herpes?

That they can get it: ...And it is spread from one person to another by touching or intimate contact. Oral sex can also allow the virus to spread. A person is the most contagious when he/she has an active blister, but the virus can also be spread even when there isn’t a blister present. The best ways to avoid spreading or catching the virus is to not touch active blisters. Using condoms reduces the risk, but not 100%. ...Read more

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Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Avoid: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a pill with estrogen and testosterone combined. The testosterone (male hormone) doses are generally too high for women, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Are baby vaccinations safe? I read about the dangers but are they facts or myths?

Are baby vaccinations safe? I read about the dangers but are they facts or myths?

A hoax: Vaccine haters in the 80's told us they caused cp, in the 90's crib death & now autism. Court testimony revealed a money making hoax behind the MMR scare and the dr lost his license to practice. The vaccines have been the single best lifesaver for kids in a hundred years. They are safe and effective as offered. ...Read more

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Self conscious about tummy.. concerned about sex, what to do?

Self conscious about tummy.. concerned about sex, what to do?

Sex and aging: Your normal! Baby boomer statistics:1) only 54% are satisfied with their sex lives; 2) 67% admit sexual desire has receded in the last 20 years; 3) 45% are less comfortable with their appearance than they were 10 years ago; 4) 33% have sexual thoughts at least once a day (most common: having sex with someone younger); 5) 48% would prefer to spend time with friends than have sex. (Ref.AARP,9/2014) ...Read more

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What are two important or interesting facts about mrsa?

Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the truth about prostate cancer?

Can you tell me about the truth about prostate cancer?

What truth?: I'm sure your question it's important, but you need to be a bit more specific regarding what you want to know. We only have 400 characters to answer each question. ...Read more

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What are some facts about kidneys?

What are some facts about kidneys?

2milion microfilters: Removes extra water from body (if fails you get swelling) and also removes extra chemical waste from body ( if fails you feel poorly). The kidneys filter 180 liters (quarts), yes 180, per day. Almost all get reabsorbed back to blood except 2-3 liters that are excreted as urine. This huge filtering allows kidneys to efficiently and repeatedly purify the blood removing only what body does not need. ...Read more

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Question for all women about best pregnancy tests!?

Question for all women about best pregnancy tests!?

Best Pregnancy Test: According to american journal of obstetric and gynecology the best home pregnancy test is first responceearly pregnancy test the study evaluated592 urine specimins from women at different stages of the pregnancy to determine what kind of Chorionic Gonadotropin is prevalent at what time.The inference was that first responce is the most sensitive test and detects pregnancy in 95% cases. ...Read more

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Question about random and unsafe sex? Why more fun?

The danger of it: Why do people drive fast cars or bungee-jump? They get a thrill from the danger. So too can unsafe sex. However, you have to accept the fact that if you contract an std, that it may be a permanent problem like HIV or herpes, or you could become pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about HIV taxonomic hierarchy please?

Can you tell me about HIV taxonomic hierarchy please?

Homework: I am sorry but physicians do not do their patient's homework for them. Your question is well outside the scope of what we can offer here. Please go read your assignment and answer the assignment in your own words. ...Read more