Parents generally tend to consider their child more unwell than GPs and use different factors to judge symptom severity, according to researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care in a study published in the British Journal of General Practice. Respiratory infections are the commonest reason parents take children to see their GP. Disagreement between parents and […]Continue reading »
In June, my 19-year-old left home in the middle of the night and drove 14 hours from St. Louis to Virginia Beach to be with a 28-year-old man (the two had met online). A week later, after a lot of panic and tears from my husband and me and some frank talk all around, my child came home — and […]Continue reading »
My cum is crystal clear and despite months of trying, my girlfriend can’t get pregnant. It has always been clear and not white. I read this could be due to low sperm count. Do I need to undergo fertility tests or is clear ejaculation normal?
Thanks for your question. Pre-ejaculate (pre-cum) that is released before a guy climaxes is often clear. However, ejaculate or semen (cum) that’s released during orgasm is typically thick, whitish, gray or slightly yellow in color, and slightly transparent (you can see through it). It also feels a bit sticky. It’s interesting though because once semen leaves a guy’s penis, it […]Continue reading »
Now 3 and 1, my two daughters are not what anyone would describe as sweet little girls. They are ruffians, refusing to conform to any preexisting ideals of what it means to be female. They wrestle with each other; they play in the dirt and smear it all over their clothes; they lick the snot off their noses and then […]Continue reading »
There are no words to describe the feelings that washed over my body when the phone rang and I heard, “Your mom’s in the hospital; she took a lot of pills and her organs are close to shutting down.” Or when I walked into the laundry room in my house and found my 16-year-old son standing with a chair in […]Continue reading »
It’s a dilemma every parent has to face at some point: Should I let my kid take a cell phone to school? A 2010 Pew Research Center study found that 65 percent of cell-owning teens bring their phones to school whether the school permits them or not. Most schools allow students to have cell phones with certain rules in place, […]Continue reading »
Alisa Vitti is the founder of the period-tracking app MyFLO and author of the women’s hormone health book WomanCode. As kids, most of are warned about how dangerously easy it is to have a baby. But if you’ve struggled to conceive, or watched a friend or family member go through the experience of infertility, you know that there’s a parallel […]Continue reading »