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How to talk about STD status with your sexual partner

Talking about STIs with a new sexual partner can feel uncomfortable because it’s not something we were taught to do, but the conversation is essential for your health. First consider what type of confirmation you need from your partner, whether it’s their word or written documentation. Then, be straightforward in […]
How to talk about STD status with your sexual partner
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I bleed every time I have sex, but it’s not painful. Should I be concerned?

Bleeding often from penetrative sex shouldn’t be taken lightly. The sooner you can see your doctor, the better because “everything that causes this isn’t normal, but most things that cause this are treatable,” New Jersey-based gynecologist Dr. Donnica Moore said. Pregnancy, STDs, cervical polyps,cervical cancer, and vaginal cuts are all […]
I bleed every time I have sex, but it’s not painful. Should I be concerned?
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Marcia Cross says her anal cancer may have come from the same strain of HPV that caused her husband’s throat cancer. Here’s how that’s possible.

During a Wednesday interview on “CBS This Morning,” actress Marcia Cross said her anal cancer and her husband’s throat cancer may both be traced back to the same strain of HPV. HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a sexually transmitted infection known to cause cervical cancer, anal cancer, throat cancer, and […]
Marcia Cross says her anal cancer may have come from the same strain of HPV that caused her husband’s throat cancer. Here’s how that’s possible.
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8 infections you can get from oral sex

Some infections can potentially be spread when giving or receiving oral sex. Genital herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea are among some of the most common sexually transmitted infections that one can contract from having oral sex. Some sexually transmitted infections are hard to detect because they do not cause obvious symptoms […]
8 infections you can get from oral sex
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Sexually transmitted disease rates have jumped among Australian millennials

Data released today by the Kirby Institute shows a widening gap in HIV infection rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. It also found gonorrhoea is rising in young people. And the number of people living with hepatitis C with severe liver disease has decreased. Increasing disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous […]
Sexually transmitted disease rates have jumped among Australian millennials