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What is the difference between transsexual and transgender?

Sexual Health Topics: Sexual Orientation & LGBTQIA+ Health

Sex and gender can be considered in biological and cultural ways. Biological sex refers to a person’s anatomy. Typically, a biological male has a penis and testes. A biological female has a vagina and ovaries.

Is there an association between contraceptives and sexual dysfunction in women?

Is there an association between contraceptives and sexual dysfunction in women?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health, Medications & Sexual Health

Women have a variety of contraceptive options, such as oral contraceptives (birth control pills), intrauterine devices (IUDs), condoms, and tubal ligation surgery (getting one’s “ tubes tied”).

How can I manage performance anxiety and psychogenic erectile dysfunction (ED)?

How can I manage performance anxiety and psychogenic erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Mental Health & Psychology

Erectile dysfunction (ED) – difficulty getting or keeping an erection firm enough for intercourse – is a common problem. It’s often linked to physical health issues, like diabetes, low testosterone, and heart disease.

What is PrEP? Should I take it?

What is PrEP? Should I take it?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs)

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is medicine that helps prevent HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection among HIV-negative individuals who have a high exposure risk to HIV through sex or injection drug use.

How can diabetes affect a man’s sex life?

How can diabetes affect a man’s sex life?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Diabetes can have a huge impact on a man’s sex life. High blood sugar can damage nerves and blood vessels that are needed for good sexual function. It can also raise a man’s risk for other conditions that affect sexuality.

How can diabetes affect a woman’s sex life?

How can diabetes affect a woman’s sex life?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

Women with diabetes may experience sexual difficulties. If not properly controlled, high blood sugar can damage nerves and blood vessels, including those needed for good sexual function. It can also inhibit blood flow to the genitals, which is needed for heightened sensation and lubrication.

What is Movember?

What is Movember?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Movember is an initiative designed to raise awareness of men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health/suicide prevention. The name “Movember” is a combination of “mo” (for mustache) and “November” (the month that the initiative takes place).

Do HPV vaccines prevent cancers and genital warts?

Do HPV vaccines prevent cancers and genital warts?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs)

HPV vaccines are an effective way to reduce the risk for certain types of cancer and genital warts, but they do not eliminate the risk completely.

What should I know about viral hepatitis and sex?

What should I know about viral hepatitis and sex?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs)

Hepatitis is a type of inflammation that affects the liver. Common symptoms include jaundice (yellowing of the skin), diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

What role might androgens play in COVID-19?

What role might androgens play in COVID-19?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Research published in May 2020 suggests that androgen sensitivity might contribute to the severity of COVID-19 infections in men.

What should I know about anal sex and HIV risk?

What should I know about anal sex and HIV risk?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs)

Anal intercourse – when one partner inserts their penis (or a finger or sex toy) into the other partner’s anus – is a highly risky activity for transmission of HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) as well as other sexually-transmitted infections (STIs).

Is erectile dysfunction (ED) just part of aging?

Is erectile dysfunction (ED) just part of aging?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Not necessarily. It is true that a man’s risk for erectile dysfunction (ED) increases as he gets older, but lots of older men still have rigid enough erections and satisfying sex.

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