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Sexual Health (Definition)

Sexual health usually refers to birth control and condom use to prevent pregnancy and the spread ...Read more


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For having protective sex which one has more priority 1. condemn 2.birth control pill.

For having protective sex which one has more priority 
1. condemn
2.birth control pill.

Condom, both is best: Birth control pills are very helpful in not getting pregnant, but even if you use them properly you still need to use a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Using both is optimal. See checklists in healthtap on having safe sex. ...Read more

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Stress incontinence @ 22? history of UTI since childhood. On 750 mg depakote. Gotten worse since being on it...Answers please!

Stress incontinence @ 22? history of  UTI since childhood. On 750 mg depakote. Gotten worse since being on it...Answers please!

Need to see urologis: You need to see your doctor or a urologist, you may have an infection again and may need to be trated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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34wks pregnant w/3rd child, had copper IUD for birth control after 2nd, had too many issues. Any suggestions on good birth control that's not an iud?

34wks pregnant w/3rd child, had copper IUD for birth control after 2nd, had too many issues. Any suggestions on good birth control that's not an iud?

Permanent?: Are you interested in more children? That's the #1 question. If the answer is yes, then pills might be best after iud. If not interested in more children then vasectomy (for hubby), essure (for you), or other forms of sterilization. Good luck! ...Read more

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17. Female. forced into sex but not assaulted. Unprotected sex. I've been on birth control for three years. Three days late on period. Idkhowtotellmom?

17. Female. forced into sex but not assaulted. Unprotected sex. I've been on birth control for three years. Three days late on period. Idkhowtotellmom?

Tell an adult: So sorry you had to go through such a traumatic event. Please seek medical attention asap, so you can get tested for STDs (most counties have free STD Clinics) and referred for counseling (most counties have rape crisis centers with free counseling). Just because you were not physically assaulted, if you were forced to have sex - you were sexually assaulted. U can call 1.800.656.HOPE. Take Care ...Read more

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38 yr. Marriage. One child. Extremely infrequent intercourse. Very painful sex w/blood. Gynecologist states episiotomy to blame. Any options for me?

38 yr. Marriage. One child. Extremely infrequent intercourse. Very painful sex w/blood. Gynecologist states episiotomy to blame. Any options for me?

Assuming it is not: From atrophic vaginitis which means vaginal thinning due to lack of estrogen in the vaginal tissue - that can cause all of your symptoms, and can be treated with low dose vaginal estrogen like Estrace (estradiol) cream, if it is really from episiotomy which is possible but not likely, the episiotomy can be redone with a minor surgery, you should go for a 2nd opinion before u would have that type of surgery. ...Read more

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Had protected sex 3 weeks ago, on birth control, have had 2 periods since, took Plan B after in case. Having symptoms of pregnancy. Pregnant or stress?

Had protected sex 3 weeks ago, on birth control, have had 2 periods since, took Plan B after in case. Having symptoms of pregnancy. Pregnant or stress?

Take a test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Seems very unlikely since you used condoms and birth control. It is not necessary to use Plan B when you are on birth control. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 5 days into new birth control pack. Been on birth control for 2 years. Chance of being pregnant?

Had unprotected sex 5 days into new birth control pack. Been on birth control for 2 years. Chance of being pregnant?

Oral contraceptives: Taken as directed, oral contraceptives are very effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy. You would be protected continuously. However, oral contraceptives do not protect you against STDs. Please practice safe sex. STDs can damage your body. ...Read more

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Taking low-dose birth control pill, have had 2 normal "periods" since my last sexual encounter during late July, should i be worried about pregnancy?

Taking low-dose birth control pill, have had 2 normal "periods" since my last sexual encounter during late July, should i be worried about pregnancy?

No: If you had two periods since your last episode of sex, you are not pregnant. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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High sex drive lesbian, in a 6yr relationship, patient but has been depresed&frusterated, no sex life even after talking wit partner, are feelings normal?

High sex drive lesbian, in a 6yr relationship, patient but has been depresed&frusterated, no sex life even after talking wit partner, are feelings normal?

Depressed: It is not normal or healthy to feel depressed, frustrated and lacking in libido if you are otherwise in good health. I recommend that you consult a psychiatrist for evaluation and psychotherapy and/or antidepressant medication. ...Read more

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Male here. Had unprotected oral sex with new gf. She had sex partners before; I haven't. Her STD status unknown. I'm scared of STDs! Advice?

Male here. Had unprotected oral sex with new gf. She had sex partners before; I haven't. Her STD status unknown. I'm scared of STDs! Advice?

Some thoughts...: How is a guy who fears STD's going to manage sexual activities with a new girl who's had other partners? Possible choices: do not engage in sexual activities until after the wedding (yes, it is normal not to have premarital sexual activities); go with her to her doctor to get her checked and to review test results; have sex, be scared, but get oneself checked each month for 4 consecutive months. ...Read more

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Marriage issues. No sex or intimacy in 8 years. Her needs are met, mine aren't. She refuses counseling. I don't want divorce bc of kids but can't take?

Marriage issues. No sex or intimacy in 8 years. Her needs are met, mine aren't. She refuses counseling. I don't want divorce bc of kids but can't take?

Marriage trouble: How do you know her needs are met? There are many marriage counselors out there, and one of the best is Mort Fertel. He has been through an extraordinary stress of multiple deaths of children, and drew on his life experience to help others. Start with his newsletter. He'll take you through it step by step, especially with a spouse who refuses counseling, doesn't think it's necessary, google him ...Read more

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I'm having all pregnancy symptoms and had unprotected sex since a month of taking the Depo-Provera shot.could I be that 1% who get pregnant on birth control?

I'm having all pregnancy symptoms and had unprotected sex since a month of taking the Depo-Provera shot.could I be that 1% who get pregnant on birth control?

Reading Instructions: They are not truly pregnancy symptoms, but hormone level symptoms. If you read the instructions or information that came with your prescription you would have learned that many females on DEPO get this side effect of feeling they have become pregnant. This is NORMAL for DEPO and you may need to redefine what you think are 'pregnancy' symptoms as what they really are: something else. ...Read more

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Had sex the day before ovulation, used condom, plan b, previously on birth control for a year been off 3 months, and smokes. Chances of being pregnent?

Had sex the day before ovulation, used condom, plan b, previously on birth control for a year been off 3 months, and smokes. Chances of being pregnent?

Why?: Are you asking the age old question can a female get pregnant without sperm? Or without an egg? In your story you said a condom was used. This effectively prevents pregnancy. In your story you took plan b. This effective prevents pregnancy. Why are you worrying? You cannot be pregnant. ...Read more

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Haven't had a menstrual cycle since november 2013, negative pregnancy tests...Stopped taking birth control pills in november as well... What's wrong?

Haven't had a menstrual cycle since november 2013, negative pregnancy tests...Stopped taking birth control pills in november as well... What's wrong?

Delayed period: You may need to be "jumpstarted" by a gyn md with a medication containing the hormone Progesterone to find out why this is occurring. If that fails the md will conduct other testing to find out why. ...Read more

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How will aging affect sexual health?

How will aging affect sexual health?

Doesn't have to: Sexual health can be affected by many factors, and aging is only one. Medications can decrease libido as can stress, fatigue, and illness. Good communication and taking the time to nourish the relationship with your partner maintains sexual health. If you have concerns and more questions, it is helpful to speak to your physician and /or a mental health counselor with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's a good diet to increase your sexual health?

Opinions on what's a good diet to increase your sexual health?

Mainly: a well balanced diet that's low in carbs, sugars, and salt. That's a heart healthy diet as well. You want to prevent hypertension and diabetes which are possibly the earliest causes of erectile dysfunction in men. ...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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Teen sexual health problems.?

Teen sexual health problems.?

Question?: If you are asking whether teens may have problems with their sexual health, the answer is yes. Seek help. ...Read more

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Do spinal ijections affect sexual health?

Do spinal ijections affect sexual health?

Probably not: The injection probably does not however the reason for taking the injections ie herniated disc may interfere with intrecourse by causing pain. ...Read more

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Do tomatoes have any effect one someone's sexual health?

Do tomatoes have any effect one someone's sexual health?

Here are some...: The red-producing Lycopene of tomatoes has been studied and suggested to have some benefit to prostate health but not in a conclusive mode. As to sexual health, it is even more uncertain. To know more on general & sexual health, go to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to live a realistic happy life ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want lots of sexual health advice?

What do you advise if i want lots of sexual health advice?

Therapy or...: For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Could 4 years of prostatitis have affected my sexual health?

Possibly: After 4 years of having prostatitis, it has now become chronic prostatitis. This is much more difficult to treat due to the chronicity of the problem. Due to pain, discomfort, pressure, etc., from the chroinic prostatitis, sexual health can definitely be affected. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sexual health issues?

What is the definition or description of: sexual health issues?

Broad question: "sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these issues including primary care/urologists/gynecologists. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some sexual health and sexual addiction questions?

What to do if I have some sexual health and sexual addiction questions?

Ask gynecologist: Or your primary care or family physician. They may want to refer you to a mental health specialist who deals in sexual addiction or paraphilias, and there are treatment programs specifically for those. ...Read more

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What is a teen sexual health clinic?

Prevention: It is a clinic designed to promote health in teenagers and prevent high risk behaviours such as drinking, drug use, sexual activity. They treat sexually transmitted infections and offer information on birth control. ...Read more

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Do almonds and raisins help to boost erection and improve sexual health?

No: Only if you were to glue them to your penis and let the glue harden. Did you hear that from a friend or on the internet? Don't believe any medical information you read on the internet, except on healthtap. ...Read more

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How might a mans reproductive sexual health change at different periods in his life?

How might a mans reproductive sexual health change at different periods in his life?

In complex ways. : This is a complex question but certainly a man's reproductive sexual health changes with age and hormonal status. Following puberty, healthy men establish baseline levels of testosterone, fertility, erectile function, and libido. These characteristics can diminish with time, and can decrease further with comorbid conditions such as diabetes or vascular disease. ...Read more

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Second time i have experienced vaginal itching - last time it went away in a couple of days, never had any issues with my sexual health before. ?

Second time i have experienced vaginal itching - last time it went away in a couple of days, never had any issues with my sexual health before. ?

Maybe vag infection?: It most likely is a vaginal infection that needs evaluation by the MD. If it is external itching first make sure that you haven't been using any harsh soaps or douches in the area. Also prolonged use of perfumed mini-pads can also be a culprit. ...Read more

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Plz let me know if usage of minoxidal 5% n finastride1 mg has any affects o sexual health. If i stop this medication will i loose t regrown hair?

Plz let me know if usage of minoxidal 5% n finastride1 mg has any affects o sexual health. If i stop this medication will i loose t regrown hair?

Yes: Yes they can affect sexual function, so if you notice new issues, may be related. Yes if you stop medication your hair will likely return to what it was before. ...Read more

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I will get married in. 2mnths please advice best food n exercise for my sexual health. Also anything for wedding night to stand long in bed.Thanks?

I will get married in. 2mnths please advice best food n exercise for my sexual health. Also anything for wedding night to stand long in bed.Thanks?

Congratulations: On this wonderful step. Eat plenty of protein and avoid sugar, grease and extra salt; exercise hard with aerobic (so you'll be lean) and resistance (so you'll be muscular) training. The gym people will guide you. If premature ejaculation is a grave concern, visit with your physician now about possible rx; regardless real love & good communication should make this wonderful. ...Read more

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Recent vaginal itching, never had issues with my sexual health before, second time this has happened, last time it went away after a couple of days ?

Recent vaginal itching, never had issues with my sexual health before, second time this has happened, last time it went away after a couple of days ?

Go see your doc: Lots of different things can cause itching... May be as simple as needing to wash externally after every urination to prevent discharge from drying/ irritating skin, may be something that medicine would help with like yeast or bv... May be a skin problem... If not resolved in a few days go check it out ...Read more