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What happens during sexual health checks?

What happens during sexual health checks?

Depends: Depends on the doctor. There may be questions about your medical history and social history. A physical exam, heart, lungs, abdomen... whole body. Genitals exam. For women a speculum exam to look into vagina swab vagina and cervix for pap and check infection. Internally feel pelvic muscles, ovaries, uterus. Sometimes a rectal exam to feel inside anus and rectum. ...Read more

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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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Want the hottest sexual health sites online?

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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Is it sexual health important to conceive a baby boy?

Is it sexual health important to conceive a baby boy?

Please Clarify: What? What do you mean specifically by "Sexual Health"? One cannot choose which gender their baby will be. 50% of the sperm will make a boy baby and 50% of the sperm will make a girl baby. ...Read more

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Does eating oats regularly affect sexual health in adults ?

Does eating oats regularly affect sexual health in adults ?

Positively, yes: If you are eating oats, which lowers cholesterol and provides good fiber, then you will have overall better general health. Better general health translates into more energy and interest in sexual activity. ...Read more

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When should you start teaching a teenager about sexual health?

When should you start teaching a teenager about sexual health?

The right answer is: ...whenever they're ready! That's a cop-out, to be sure, but it really depends on the young person, where they are mentally, physically, emotionally, where their peers are, and more. We try to gauge sexuality education readiness through a longitudinal relationship built on trust and non-judgment. That said, earlier is better--if you think they might be ready soon, they probably already are! ...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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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