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  • Dec 2019

    What to know about getting pregnant after an abortion

    An abortion is unlikely to affect a woman’s fertility or future pregnancies. Also, it is possible to become pregnant shortly after an abortion. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2019

    What to know about HCG pregnancy tests

    An HCG test can show if a woman is pregnant and if their body is producing the right level of pregnancy hormones. We look at the accuracy of HCG tests and what factors can affect results.

  • Dec 2019

    Fibroid surgery: Everything you need to know

    The many different types of fibroid surgery include a myomectomy, radiofrequency ablation, and a hysterectomy. Learn about these and other surgery options here.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about salpingectomy

    Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of one or both fallopian tubes. Here, learn about the reasons for this surgery, what to expect, and more.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about endometrial thickness

    Endometrial thickness can change throughout a person’s life and in different situations, for example during pregnancy or the menopause. Learn what is normal and how to measure endometrial thickness here.

  • Nov 2019

    What are the phases of the menstrual cycle?

    The monthly menstrual cycle consists of several stages that the female body goes through to prepare for the possibility of pregnancy. Learn about each stage of the menstrual cycle here.

  • Oct 2019

    Recovery after a vasectomy: What to know

    Vasectomies are safe procedures with a low risk of complications. Here we discuss what to expect during the recovery period after a vasectomy and provide advice on self-care.

  • Oct 2019

    Can pregnancy occur after a vasectomy?

    The chances of a pregnancy after a vasectomy are almost zero. However, we look at why pregnancy can still happen. We also explore vasectomy reversal, and a process called sperm aspiration, which may also lead to pregnancy.

  • Oct 2019

    What to do if you cannot feel an IUD's strings

    An IUD has strings that hang down into the vagina. People should locate these strings regularly to make sure that the IUD is still in place. Learn why the IUD strings might be missing and what to do here.

  • Oct 2019

    How often should a man release sperm?

    Frequently releasing sperm may have many health benefits and effects on the body. Learn more here about how frequent or infrequent ejaculation affects sperm count and overall well-being.

  • Oct 2019

    What are the best natural treatments for PCOS?

    Natural treatments and lifestyle changes, such as diet changes, supplements, and herbal remedies, may help with the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learn what the research says here.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about sperm production

    The average time it takes for the body to make new sperm cells is 74 days. However, the male body is constantly producing sperm, so there will usually be some in the semen. Learn more about the sperm production cycle here.

  • Jul 2019

    Ovulation bleeding: What to know

    Ovulation bleeding is light bleeding or spotting that occurs around the time a person ovulates. Ovulation usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about circumcised and uncircumcised penises

    Circumcision of the penis, or the removal of the foreskin, is not usually medically necessary. For many people, it is a choice. Whether or not it affects the level of sexual stimulation remains unclear. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    When does ovulation restart after a miscarriage?

    After a miscarriage, a women’s menstrual cycle will restart. The first day of bleeding will be day 1 of the new cycle. For people with regular cycles, ovulation typically occurs around day 14. However, it may take several months for a woman’s cycle to return to usual after pregnancy loss. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about precum and pregnancy

    It is possible to get pregnant from precum. Precum is a fluid that the penis releases before ejaculation. The fluid is a lubricant that may contain sperm. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    What to know about premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

    Most females experience at least some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). This article explores the symptoms, causes, and treatments of PMS. We also discuss when to see a doctor about symptoms.

  • May 2019

    What to know about bumps on the cervix

    Bumps on the cervix are usually benign, or noncancerous, so they do not usually need treatment. In other cases, bumps can indicate cervical cancer, which will require treatment. Learn about the causes and treatments for bumps on the cervix here.

  • May 2019

    What are the benefits of sleeping naked?

    Many people prefer to wear pajamas or another type of comfortable attire in bed. However, sleeping naked can help keep the body cool, which may promote better quality sleep. Sleeping naked may also have other health benefits. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    What causes watery semen, and does it affect fertility?

    Ejaculating multiple times per day, living with certain medical conditions, and having nutritional deficiencies can all cause watery semen. Watery semen may indicate a low sperm count, but it does not necessarily mean that a person is infertile. Learn more about the causes of watery semen here.

  • Mar 2019

    Can you get pregnant on your period?

    A person can get pregnant at any point in their menstrual cycle, but it is much less likely during their period. In this article, we look at the factors affecting whether someone can get pregnant before, during, and after their period.

  • Mar 2019

    How can you make your period come faster?

    People have tried many methods to induce periods using traditional and modern medicine. In this article, we look at the evidence behind various ways to make a period come faster, risks, and methods that have no scientific backing.

  • Mar 2019

    Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know

    A sperm count is part of a larger test called semen analysis. A doctor may test a person’s sperm count if they have fertility concerns. Learn about average, low, and high sperm counts here.

  • Mar 2019

    Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?

    People can take the pill or have shots to prevent pregnancy, but which type of birth control is better? In this article, we discuss the effectiveness, side effects, and costs of the shot and pills for birth control.

  • Feb 2019

    What increases the odds of having twins?

    There are no proven actions that a person can take to increase their chances of having twins naturally. However, certain factors make twins more likely. These include age, family history, racial background, and having fertility treatments. Learn more here.