Even though guys can’t get pregnant, it’s important to know about emergency contraception if you are having sex with a female partner. What is emergency contraception? Emergency contraception (EC) is a backup method of birth control that a woman can use to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. Even though you may have heard EC called the “morning-after pill”, there is […]Continue reading »
Wet dreams or “nocturnal emissions” are very common during puberty. They happen while you’re sleeping and typically during or after a dream about sex. Most teen boys and young adults have them. Some guys have them every day, others a couple of times a week and some guys may have them only once in a while or not at all. […]Continue reading »
“Precum” is the clear fluid that typically leaks out of the penis before a male ejaculates. The medical word for this fluid is called “pre-ejaculate.” Pre-ejaculate fluid often contains sperm and so it is possible for a girl to become pregnant if her partner’s penis comes in contact with her vagina, even if ejaculation doesn’t happen. Source: Read Full ArticleContinue reading »
Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have demonstrated that gene therapy can be effective without causing a dangerous side effect common to all gene therapy: an autoimmune reaction to the normal protein, which the patient’s immune system is encountering for the first time. The researchers showed this in a mouse model that accurately recapitulates Duchenne muscular dystrophy. One in every […]Continue reading »
You may be thinking about what it means to be involved in a sexual relationship. As a young adult, it’s normal to think about sex, have sexual feelings, and have a desire to learn more about your own body. Deciding to have a sexual relationship is an important decision since it involves both your body and your emotions. You need […]Continue reading »
Is there any way you can get free condoms delivered to your home discreetly? I just can’t walk into the health department or Walmart!
If you Google “free condoms” you’ll find some organizations that will send you sample condoms in discreet packaging, free of charge. This will give you a chance to try different styles of both male and female condoms which will help you figure out what type of condom you like the best. Since you won’t be able to receive free samples […]Continue reading »
I’ve noticed lately my semen is a different color like a brownish yellow. I feel fine I just think something’s wrong.
Semen is typically white-grayish in color but it may appear yellow at times since urine passes through the same tube (urethra) that semen passes through. Brown colored semen suggests old blood which can be a sign of irritation and/or infection. Any time there is a change in the color of your semen that lasts more than a couple of days, […]Continue reading »
A month ago I got a penis irritation that was extremely painful to touch. After not touching it for a week or two and applying rash cream, it still hurts when you move/rub your finger across the head. Going to the doctor IS NOT an option, I need help!
It can be hard to go to the doctor with a concern that might seem embarrassing but it can be very important and most doctors talk about these issues all the time. Many teens worry about the doctor telling their parents or someone else, so if you are concerned about this, tell your doctor you want the conversation to remain […]Continue reading »
It is not unusual for young men to have concerns about the size and shape of their penis. It’s normal for penises to have some curvature to them and pretty common. Typically this is not concerning. As long as it doesn’t hurt and you have no problems peeing, it’s probably not a big deal, but if you’re worried or have […]Continue reading »
Patients developing AFib after TAVR are at higher risk of death, stroke and heart attack compared to patients who already had AFib prior to the procedure, according to a study today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. The paper is the first nationwide examination of patients who developed AFib for the first time following TAVR. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a […]Continue reading »