Is Bacterial Vaginosis an STI?
BV may not be a sexually transmitted infection, but it can be caused by having sex. We'll explain. If you
Is BV Caused by Stress?
We explore the complex link between bacterial vaginosis and physiological stress. Stress isn't all in your head. Psychological stress impacts
Why Do I Keep Getting Bacterial Vaginosis?
Learn how to get rid of this itchy, fishy-smelling infection for good. The first time you get bacterial vaginosis (BV)
The Morning After: Emergency Contraception with Plan B
The Plan B pill is America’s most widely used over-the-counter (meaning no prescription necessary) emergency contraception.
PrEP: The Basics
Introduction In 2019, over 36,000 people in the United States were newly diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes
Oral Herpes: The Basics
What is Oral Herpes? Oral herpes (cold sores) are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or type
Gonorrhea: The Basics
Introduction: Gonorrhea is the third most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States, with over 600,000 diagnoses
Genital Herpes: The Basics
What is Genital Herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1
Emergency Contraception: The Basics
author: Gregory Paczkowski, MD, MBA Introduction Emergency contraception is a collection of methods used by women after sexual intercourse to
Chlamydia: The Basics
Introduction Chlamydia is the second most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. More than 1.8 million