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How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

Wide definitions: A sexual health counselor may be someone at school, someone at a health clinic, or another setting. Typically this person is not a medical doctor, but is trained in some area of how the body works and functions sexually. A reproductive health doctor would be a medical doctor trained in medical school who specialized in helping individuals with reproductive problems. ...Read more

Dr. Henry Ng
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Transgender Health (Definition)

Transgender health refers to the health concerns of people who self-identify as having an identity that does not fit into conventional gender roles. Transgender people may be gay, bisexual, or transitioning from ...Read more


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Teen sexual health site?

Teen sexual health site?

Iwannaknow: Iwannaknow.Com separates fact from myth and is a good resource for teens. ...Read more

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If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?

If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?

Once upon a time: It was in the past considered a disorder but they correctly recognized that error and now know that it's w/in the normal healthy range of humans. Any unlawful, non-consensual or violent acts apart, those may also be dropped. If the person is comfortable and harms no one - it's not a problem. If it's any of those - it is! Gay is not necessarily weird - sometimes it's even dull! ...Read more

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Is there gender bias in health care?

Is there gender bias in health care?

Sometimes: Sometimes certain diagnoses are applied to more women vs men, and problems can be missed because our index of suspicion may not be high enough. For instance, heart attack symptoms may differ in men vs women, but both genders will be just as sick. Some doctors may also assume that women are "hysterical" rather than understanding they may have a complicated health problem. We have a lot to learn. ...Read more

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Teen sexual health causes problems. Why don't they teach abstinence?

Teen sexual health causes problems. Why don't they teach abstinence?

Abstinence is taught: Unfortunately that is often ineffective since our sex drive is one of the most powerful forces in our existence. When teens act on the drive they often have the least information and this often leads health problems. ...Read more

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Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

Female Genital : Mutilation can lead to death, severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent infections, septicemia, transmission of hepatitis, tetanus, HIV & difficulty with childbirth. This doesn't address the emotional damage & horror inflicted. ...Read more

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Male HPV. 3 female partners. Stances on contacting these former partners? Vaginal AND oral-only partners? Trust they are already getting proper care?

Male HPV. 3 female partners. Stances on contacting these former partners? Vaginal AND oral-only partners? Trust they are already getting proper care?

Probably no need: There is no need to inform them. Since 90% of all people get HPV, and at any time 30-50% of sexually active persons are infected, your partners are at no higher risk because you have been diagnosed. If any of your partners is quite recent (in the past 6 months) and if you have genital warts, tell them so they can be on the lookout for warts. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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How does gay discrimination affect transgender people?

How does gay discrimination affect transgender people?

Violence and Bullies: I feel that transgendered humans get some of the worse life journey than we can imagine. I take care of a few hundred. I see and hear that they are beaten frequently. They are bullied, gossiped about; given misinformation. Their medical care is often not paid for by insurance. They suffer from job discrimination. All of the worse thing you can imagine. But, those that survive are true heroes. ...Read more

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Want the hottest sexual health sites online?

Try google: Enter sexually explicit terms and sites will appear. However be warned that sites may lock onto you and you can get unwanted spam and phishing emails. ...Read more

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Would a friend of mine need therapist because he's discontent and disappointed with his sexual orientation? (homosexual male).

Would a friend of mine need therapist because he's discontent and disappointed with his sexual orientation? (homosexual male).

Therapy can help: w/comfort level of sexual orientation but does not change it. Like any other aspect of personality, we need to understand and embrace who we are. Sadly, society puts an additional burden on folks who are not the norm, be it race, religion, sexuality, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why must someone who is young and healthy buy private health insurance?

Why must someone who is young and healthy buy private health insurance?

Some questions for U: Questions to ponder: in the event of a life-threatening accident, or a grave and unexpected illness, how would you and your family pay for the care you need? These costs can be hundreds of thousands of $, and easily bankrupt a family. Also, are you independently able to pay for preventive doctor visits now, while you are young and healthy -- so that potential illnesses are avoided as you age? ...Read more

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Explain human attraction between man and woman who are opposites. Why women who are good by nature are attracted to guys who have bad behavior?

Explain human attraction between man and woman who are opposites. Why women who are good by nature are attracted to guys who have bad behavior?

Excitation: I find that 'opposites attract' in relationships because the opposite to you is exciting and different. However, long-term relationships generally work best between people who share similarities especially in core values, world view, plans for the future. ...Read more

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Is planned parenthood a teen sexual health clinic?

Is planned parenthood a teen sexual health clinic?

At times: Planned parenthood is a generalized substitute for gynecologic and general health care for women. Most of their efforts are in pelvic inflammatory disease, cancer detection and birth control. A few other areas of interest like pregnancy termination, a small percentage of their total efforts, have been a target of politically inspired demagogues. Female teen sexual health is addresed there. ...Read more

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What motivates men to commit violence against women?

What motivates men to commit violence against women?

Several reasons: When a sub-culture accepts that men should be more powerful than and control women, harming them to maintain control becomes acceptable. If violence was witnessed as a child, a man may believe it is ok. Some men believe that it is part of "being a man." if a man was traumatized by violence as a child, he may not have skills to manage anger or his own behavior. He could be mentally ill. ...Read more

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Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

FEAR: Could be fear could be cultural differences. Do they have insurance, can they speak english. Do they have other support. Are they citizens or do they fear deportation. Lots of reasons that many women foreign or not that do not report abuse. Mistake for love and think it won't happen again. Think that they deserve the abuse or they brought it on. Get help. No abuse is alright and help is needed. ...Read more

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Why does empowerment matter in health and social care?

This is how. : By empowering patients and people, they will become more invested and participate in their health care and social situations, improving outcomes. ...Read more

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Does medical care involving prevention of STD's require parental consent? Wouldn't a teen who has ignorant parents have a right to safe sex?

Does medical care involving prevention of STD's require parental consent? Wouldn't a teen who has ignorant parents have a right to safe sex?

Depends: Many states exempt sex related care from parental notification. It is often easiest to obtain in many clinics operated for that purpose. If/when you go to a regular private office or use a parents insurance to access care, they would find out about visits eventually when the insurance paperwork came through documenting payment for services. ...Read more

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Who has higher risk of stis? Bi, hetero women, hetero men, gays, lesbians?

Who has higher risk of stis? Bi, hetero women, hetero men, gays, lesbians?

The careless: There is a risk of STD's in all of these categories. The basic advice is to assess risk, establish honesty and trust, and use protective measures at all times. You will not make a lifestyle choice based on the risk of STD's anyway so what would this information tell you? ...Read more

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Do women's feel any (physical )pleasure in anal sex?

Do women's feel any (physical )pleasure in anal sex?

The anus: Was not made for sex, it can cause infection, tears of the retum and anus , possible perforation, and can damage the rectal sphincter, so u cannot control flatus or stool so both can leak out or u can become incontinent rectally, if you feel your vagina is not tight enough u can have surgery to tighten the vagina and the opening. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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Homosexuality (Definition)

Homosexuality is the sexual preference for a person ...Read more