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Sexual health

Today we are more openly sexually active than ever before and supposedly also more educated on sexuality: thus more in tune with our sexual health. There is a whole range of sexual disorders that are either provoked by our sexual behaviours or which can negatively impact sexuality, reproductive capacity and general health. It is worth understanding more about sexual health and how to protect it.

Protecting against STIs

Protecting against STIs


One would thinke that the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) would be waning, but this is not the case. Despite increased sexual awareness, the overall number of STIs contracted annually keeps rising. Read on to learn the basics about STIs, how they can affect your general and reproductive health and how you can protect yourself from catching an STI.
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All about premenstrual syndrome

All about premenstrual syndrome

A majority of women suffer from some type of premenstrual sydrome (PMS) symptoms such as swollen breasts, bloating or mood swings.
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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Despite advances in sexual education, we have seen a rise in the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) over the last decade.
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Menstrual problems

Menstrual problems

Most women will have a monthly period from the age of around 14 through to 50, with menstrual problems being common at some stage.
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Sexual aggression

Sexual aggression

The number of cases of sexual assault recorded by the police, which includes both rape and attempted rape, has risen dramatically in recent years.
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Is there a problem with that penis?

Is there a problem with that penis?

Curves and breaks are not words usually thought of when dealing with the penis, but sometimes the penis does have the odd structural problem. Learn more...
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Your sexuality and related health issues

Your sexuality and related health issues

Our sexuality can influence many aspects of our health, both physically and psychologically. Read on to find out more...
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