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Birth Control: Surgical Sterilization

Birth Control: Surgical Sterilization

Introduction to birth control The terminology used to describe birth control methods include: contraception, pregnancy prevention, fertility control, and family planning. But no matter what the terminology, sexually active people can choose from an abundance of methods to reduce the possibility of their becoming pregnant. Nevertheless, no method of birth control available today offers perfect protection […]

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Hormonal Methods of Birth Control

Hormonal Methods of Birth Control

Injection: depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) is a synthetic long-acting form of the hormone progesterone. DMPA is similar to the birth-control minipill in that it does not contain estrogen. Like other progesterone-based contraceptives, DMPA acts by preventing the release of the egg from the ovary (ovulation) and by promoting thick cervical mucus […]

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Natural Birth Control

Natural Birth Control

Natural birth control facts Birth control is the use of practices, medications, or devices to prevent pregnancy. Natural methods of birth control, or natural family planning, are a type of birth control that relies on observations about the woman’s body and menstrual cycle. Natural methods of birth control include fertility awareness methods. Examples of natural […]

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Circumcision: Medical Pros and Cons

Circumcision: Medical Pros and Cons

Circumcision: Medical pros and cons facts Inability to retract the foreskin fully at birth is not a medical reason for a circumcision. Circumcision prevents phimosis (the inability to retract the foreskin at an age when it should normally be retractable), paraphimosis (the painful inability to return the foreskin to its original location), and balanoposthitis (inflammation […]

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Sex Robots Are Already Here, But Are They Healthy for Humans?

Sex Robots Are Already Here, But Are They Healthy for Humans?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — World, meet Harmony. Completely artificial and programmed by computer chips, the somewhat lifelike sex robot is marketed by sex doll maker Realbotix for $15,000. According to The Guardian, she’s equipped for intimate relations but is also “the perfect companion,” Realbotix […]

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No Link Between HPV Vaccine, Autoimmune Diseases: Study

No Link Between HPV Vaccine, Autoimmune Diseases: Study

Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Immunizing girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn’t increase their risk for autoimmune diseases, according to new research from Canada. HPV is the world’s most common sexually transmitted disease, affecting up to 75 percent of sexually active people and is the main cause of cervical […]