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Vaginismus

Vaginismus is a feeling of pain around the vaginal opening. This occurs because the muscles at the opening to the vagina tighten when something is about to be placed inside … read more

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Vulvodynia

What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is pain or discomfort when the area around the vaginal opening (vestibule) is touched, particularly when pressure is applied such as after trying to insert a … read more

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DXA scannerDXA Scan

DXA stands for “Dual–energy X–ray Absorptiometry.” It’s the most widely used method to measure bone density (how solid your bones are) and to see if your bones are thinning. Two x-ray … read more

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girl panickingBipolar Disorder

Everyone has ups and downs in their mood or feelings of “moodiness” once in a while. When these ups and downs begin to interfere with normal everyday activities such as … read more

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female condomCondoms: Female Condom

The female condom is a lubricated sheath worn by the female inside of her vagina during sex. There are two types: the original FC1 is made of polyurethane, a type … read more

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male condomCondoms: Male Condoms

The male condom is a sheath (or covering) worn over the penis during sexual activity. It prevents pregnancy by acting as a barrier, preventing semen from entering the vagina so … read more

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contraceptive spongeContraceptive Sponge

The contraceptive sponge is a small, donut-shaped foam sponge that contains a spermicide called Nonoxynol-9. The contraceptive sponge is a vaginal barrier method that prevents pregnancy by keeping sperm from … read more

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