Sex and Sexuality

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  • LGBTQ Mental Health Issues

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) teens are at greater risk for poor mental health.

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  • HPV Vaccine is for Boys, Too

    Girls are not the only ones who can benefit from the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine can help prevent…

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  • Homosexuality: Facts for Teens

    Learn about facts related to homosexuality, and sexuality in general.

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  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects both men and women. It is spread through unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal…

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  • Sexuality in Older Adults

    As you age, your sexual health will change. But growing older doesn't have to mean the end of sex. You…

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  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and certain types of cancer. A…

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  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

    Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man can't get an erection to have sex or can't keep an erection long enough…

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  • Male Infertility

    About one-third of cases of infertility are caused by issues that affect men. Learn what this means and what your…

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  • Kegel Exercises for Your Pelvic Muscles

    Pelvic floor muscles can weaken over time or from certain events. Learn how to strengthen these muscles and regain control…

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  • Health Benefits of a Good Sex Life

    Sexual activity has a number of physical and emotional benefits for men and women alike.

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  • Teens and Sexting

    Sexting is the dangerous practice of sending sexual photos, videos, or messages from a cell phone or computer. It is…

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  • Talking to Your Kids About Sex

    Talking to your child about sex is one of the most important conversations you can have. Talk to them at…

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  • Talking to Your Kids About Virginity

    Virginity is the state of not having had sex. You should talk to your kids about the benefits of choosing…

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  • Sex During Pregnancy

    Having sex during pregnancy is generally safe, except under certain circumstances, which could involve physical or emotional reasons.

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  • Boys and Puberty

    Puberty in boys typically occurs between the ages of 9 and 16 and will be a time of change, both…

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  • Sex: Making the Right Decision

    Information for teens about deciding whether your ready to have sex, how to deal with peer pressure, and how to…

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  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) | Common Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Learn about common sexually transmitted infections.

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  • Coping With an HIV Diagnosis

    Learn ways to lessen the fear and anxiety of an HIV diagnosis.

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  • Syphilis

    Learn about syphilis, its symptoms and treatment.

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  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Learn about sexually transmitted infections and how you can prevent them.

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