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  1. The New No-Period, No-PMS Birth Control Pills

    In the beginning, there was Seasonale -- the continuous birth control pill that offered women four periods a year. Women grabbed the chance to opt out of their periods. If you don't need it, why put up with it? Today, "the pill" has been finessed even more, with lighter-period or no-period birth con

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  2. Get the STD Picture

    Check out the first two words of "sexually transmitted diseases." If you're having sex, you may be at risk. Do you know as much as you think you do about STDs? It's easy to find out. Read through the list of symptoms below, then name that STD. It's been three weeks since I had sex with that guy who

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  3. Actress Gloria Reuben: AIDS Activist

    Gloria Reuben first started grappling with HIV issues as part of her role on ER, as physician assistant Jeanie Boulet, one of the first openly HIV-positive characters on prime-time TV. But soon, the scripts began to take over her off-duty thoughts. “It follows you around wherever you go,” says Reube

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  4. What Is a Sex Therapist?

    The couple arrived at my office with a common problem. They had an 8-month-old and a 3-year-old. The husband was starved for physical contact and had been since baby No. 1 was born. But between the nursing infant and the clinging toddler, the wife was getting just about as much physical contact as s

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  5. What Parents Should Know About the HPV, or Cervical Cancer, Vaccine

    You've probably heard that a new HPV vaccine can protect women against cervical cancer. In fact, the vaccine may be most effective when given to girls and young women. Is the HPV vaccine something you should consider for your daughter? Is this vaccine safe? When should girls receive the shots, and a

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  6. What Does It Take to Lift Your Sex Life to the Next Level?

    When it comes to giving your sex life a boost, your first instinct might be to turn to the usual suspects: lacy lingerie, scented oils, maybe a naughty toy or two. But who knew that getting a new dishwasher, practicing Pilates, or having a baby — yes, really! — could improve your bedroom connection?

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  7. A Sweet Victory

    By Jennifer Weiner How far would I go to win? I was a year and a half into it before I learned that my marriage was based on a lie. It happened like this: My husband casually asked if I wanted to be his teammate in our city's Urban Challenge, a scavenger hunt/footrace that's a local version of The A

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  8. Can’t Orgasm? Here’s Help for Women

    WebMD's sexpert Louanne Cole Weston, PhD, reveals the two-part trick to having an orgasm.

  9. Plan B One-Step: Seven Questions and Answers

    Here are questions and answers about the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step. Plan B One-Step is an emergency contraceptive pill taken by mouth after unprotected sex. It is used to prevent pregnancy. It is not for routine contraceptive use and does not prevent against sexually transmitted diseas

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  10. When and How to Reveal You Have an STD

    You may not be as lucky as a client of mine. There she sat over dinner, on a date with an interesting man she had just met through a matchmaking service. He had a cold and sinus headache. She pulled out her trusty but tiny pill holder that held one Advil, one aspirin, and one blue pill. She handed h

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