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Why Your HPV Vaccine Excuses Are Total BS

If it's been a while since you've given much thought to the HPV vaccine, it's time to listen up.

Do You *Actually* Need Antibiotics? A Potential New Blood Test Could Tell

Admit it: You've totally demanded a Rx for your runny nose at least once.

Are Women at an Increased Risk for Concussions?

Study up before getting your head in the game.

The Surgery That Changed My Body Image Forever

Find out how removing a melon-sized tumor led to one woman's body image revelation.

3 Major Birth Control Myths, According to Ob-Gyns

Top docs share the most common misconceptions see in their practices. This is the real deal.

Two-Thirds of the World's Population Has Type 1 Herpes

Yikes—more than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with HSV-1.

Were Thinx Underwear Ads Nixed Because They Used the Word 'Period'?

Thinx underwear ads spark some serious controversy in NYC.

Selena Gomez Shares Lupus Diagnosis

The pop singer has been dealing with one of the trickiest diseases to diagnose.

How a Breast Reduction Changed One Woman's Life

Some would kill for big boobs, others just want them gone.

6 Orgasm Disorders You've Never Heard Of

Sneezing mid-climax, foot orgasms, and more strange ways sex can go wrong.

Why No One Is Talking About Ovarian Cancer

One of the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers is also one of the quietest.

The Stroke Risk Factors All Women Should Know

How one healthy woman almost brushed off subtle symptoms that ended up being a stroke.

10 Ways Your Office Is Harming Your Health

Is your office an actual death trap?

Female Athletes Aren't Eating Enough

Too few calories + intense workouts = no bueno.

Is Asthma to Blame for Your Post-Workout Fatigue?

Exercise-induced asthma could be to blame. We asked an expert to ID the sneaky symptoms you might miss.

Can This After-Sex Drink Really Help Prevent a UTI?

A new beverage called Uqora claims to stave off UTIs, but we're not so sure it's the silver bullet women have been looking for.

What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

You might just want to try this ancient Chinese diagnostic technique.

How Much Pelvic Pain Is Normal for Menstrual Cramps?

How you know when your cramps are more than just a pain in the butt—erm, pelvis.

Should You Self-Diagnose Your UTI?

Over-the-counter antibiotics? Some experts say "go for it."

Physical Therapy Can Increase Fertility and Help In Getting Pregnant

A new study shows how using a special type of physical therapy can greatly increase your chance of getting pregnant.

Biased Clinical Trials Mean We Don't Always Know How Medication Affects Women

In modern medicine, men have been the model; women are often an afterthought.

Why My Gyno Made Me Swear Off Waxing

If getting a bikini wax is your regular method for down-there grooming, you may want to reconsider.

WTF Is the Female Athlete Triad and Are You at Risk?

Too much exercise and too few calories can lead to serious health concerns.