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What to know about the clitoral hood
The clitoral hood is the fold of skin that protects the clitoris. Its appearance varies widely between people. Learn about its appearance, function, and clitoral hood reduction surgery here. (Medical News Today)

Cómo detener o acelerar el ciclo menstrual
El ciclo menstrual puede llegar en mal momento e interrumpir los planes. ¿Se puede acelerar o detener una vez que comenzó? Aunque no hay una manera infalible de hacerlo, hay métodos que pueden funcionar. Los anticonceptivos hormonales permiten planificar cuándo tener el periodo y cuándo detenerlo. (Medical News Today)

Over 70% of US adults unaware of HPV-related cancer risks
New evidence suggests that both men and women in the United States lack sufficient awareness about the cancer risks related to HPV, and about HPV vaccines. (Medical News Today)

Todo lo que necesita saber acerca de los fibromas
Los fibromas son tumores no cancerosos que crecen en el útero. Pueden afectar al 80% de las mujeres de más de 50 años. Existen cuatro tipos principales cuyos síntomas varían, desde ciclos menstruales abundantes hasta abortos espontáneos. Sin embargo, muchas mujeres no tienen síntomas. Más aquí. (Medical News Today)

Cervical effacement and how to measure it
Cervical effacement occurs as the cervix prepares for vaginal delivery by thinning and shortening. Learn more about cervical effacement here. (Medical News Today)

What causes itching after sex?
People may experience genital itching after sex due to irritation, lack of lubrication, or an allergy or infection. Causes and treatments may differ between males and females. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Should you exercise during your period?
Exercise during a period can improve mood, reduce pain, and provide overall health benefits. Learn more about exercising during a period here. (Medical News Today)

The importance of 'sport-related hobbies' for middle aged women
Research in postmenopausal women finds that leisure time physical activity improves blood lipid profile, which is an indicator of cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

¿Son normales los coágulos sanguíneos durante el ciclo menstrual?
Tener coágulos sanguíneos durante el ciclo menstrual es normal. Suelen indicar un flujo abundante. Si los coágulos son muy grandes o muy frecuentes, las personas deberían consultar con un médico. En este artículo, veremos las causas de los coágulos normales y anormales y cuándo ir al médico. (Medical News Today)

What are the best prenatal vitamins to take?
Prenatal vitamins are important for the health of pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as developing fetuses. Here, learn which prenatal vitamins to take and their benefits. (Medical News Today)

What can cause clitoris itching?
Many factors can cause itching of the clitoris, including irritation, arousal, and infections. Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Can fingering lead to pregnancy?
Fingering is very unlikely to bring sperm into contact with the vagina. However, it can occur in some instances, which might lead to pregnancy. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Study confirms low fat diets benefit women's health
New research suggests that a low fat diet reduces death risk among women who have had breast cancer, slows down diabetes, and prevents heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Getting a 'Hollywood' wax may not increase STI risk, after all
A new study reassures women that removing all their pubic hair is most likely not linked to an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections. (Medical News Today)

What to know about group B strep
Group B strep is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in some adults and can pass from pregnant women to babies. It often produces no symptoms, but it can be life threatening in babies. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Hormone therapy may only put some cells to 'sleep'
A laboratory analysis of the effects of hormone therapy on thousands of breast cancer cells found that this approach does not always destroy them. (Medical News Today)

What are the types of vagina?
There are many different types of vagina, and the shape, size, and color naturally vary. In this article, learn more about the types of vagina and when the appearance can indicate a health issue. (Medical News Today)

What to know about PCOS and diabetes
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetes often co-occur. This article looks at the links between PCOS and diabetes and how to treat both conditions. (Medical News Today)

What is breast implant illness?
Doctors do not currently recognize breast implant illness as a medical condition. However, many people report experiencing it. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What happens when you lose your virginity?
Many people feel nervous about having sex for the first time, but knowing what might happen can help a person prepare, emotionally and physically, to lose their virginity. Read on to learn more. (Medical News Today)

Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?
While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Breast implant illness
My name is Kayla Gasbarro, and following breast implant surgery, I have lived with breast implant illness for the last 7 years. This is my story. (Medical News Today)

Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?
Endometriosis is not an autoimmune disease, but research shows that it may have links to some autoimmune conditions. Learn more about the connection in this article. (Medical News Today)

Can you get a yeast infection from antibiotics?
Taking certain antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection in the vagina. This is because the antibiotics kill bacteria that support vaginal health. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Yeast infection after sex: What to know
While sexual activity does not cause a yeast infection, it can increase the risk of one developing by introducing new bacteria to the vagina. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

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