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Refractory period (sex)

In human sexuality, the refractory period is usually the recovery phase after orgasm during which it is physiologically impossible for a man to have additional orgasms. This phase begins immediately after ejaculation and lasts until the excitemen ...

Reproductive coercion

Reproductive coercion is a collection of behaviors that interfere with decision-making related to reproductive health. These behaviors are meant to maintain power and control related to reproductive health by a current, former, or hopeful intimat ...

Reproductive health care for incarcerated women in the United States

In the United States, prisons are obligated to provide health care to prisoners. Such health care is sometimes called correctional medicine. In womens prisons, correctional medicine includes attention to reproductive health. The number of women i ...

Reproductive rights

Reproductive rights are legal rights and freedoms relating to reproduction and reproductive health that vary amongst countries around the world. The World Health Organization defines reproductive rights as follows: Reproductive rights rest on the ...

Reproductive system disease

It is also known that disruption of the endocrine system by certain chemicals adversely affects the development of the reproductive system and can cause vaginal cancer. Many other reproductive diseases have also been link to exposure to synthetic ...

Risky sexual behavior

Risky sexual behavior is the description of the activity that will increase the probability that a person engaging in sexual activity with another person infected with a sexually transmitted infection will be infected or become pregnant, or make ...

Romantic Depot

Romantic Depot is a brand of lingerie stores that sells sexual health and wellness products and is a trademark, trade name and DBA in New York. It was founded in 2000 by Glen Buzzetti.

Safe sex

Safe sex is sexual activity using methods or devices to reduce the risk of transmitting or acquiring sexually transmitted infections, especially HIV. "Safe sex" is also sometimes referred to as safer sex or protected sex to indicate that some saf ...

Self-report sexual risk behaviors

Self-report sexual risk behaviors are a cornerstone of reproductive health–related research, particularly when related to assessing risk-related outcomes such as pregnancy or acquisition of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV. Despite their ...

Sex after pregnancy

Sex after pregnancy is often delayed for several weeks or months, and may be difficult and painful for women. Injury to the perineum or surgical cuts to the vagina during childbirth can cause sexual dysfunction. Sexual activity in the postpartum ...

Sex reassignment therapy

Sex reassignment therapy is the medical aspect of gender transitioning, that is, modifying ones characteristics to better suit ones gender identity. It can consist of hormone therapy to modify secondary sex characteristics, sex reassignment surge ...

Sexual addiction

Sexual addiction, also known as sex addiction, is a state characterized by compulsive participation or engagement in sexual activity, particularly sexual intercourse, despite negative consequences. Proponents of a diagnostic model for sexual addi ...

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, formerly Reproductive Health Matters, is an open-access peer-reviewed academic journal of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The journal was established in 1993 by Marge Berer. Founding Director and ...

Sexual function

Sexual function is how the body reacts in different stages of the sexual response cycle, or as a result of sexual dysfunction. Relevant aspects of sexual function are defined on the basis of a modified version of Masters and Johnsons work. The as ...

Sexual headache

Sexual headaches are a type of headache that occur in the skull and neck during sexual activity, including masturbation or orgasm. These headaches are usually benign, but occasionally are caused by intracranial hemorrhage and cerebral infarction, ...

Sexual health clinic

Sexual health clinics are also called sexually transmitted disease STD clinics, sexually transmitted infection STI clinics, venereal disease VD clinics, or genitourinary medicine GUM clinics. Sexual health clinics differ from reproductive health ...

Sexual medicine

Sexual medicine is a medical specialty that deals with sexual health. The specialty is concerned with diagnosing, assessing and treating all aspects which relate to sexuality. Issues can be divided into two main areas of concern: disorders of the ...

Sexual motivation and hormones

Sexual motivation is influenced by hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, and vasopressin. In most mammalian species, sex hormones control the ability to engage in sexual behaviors. However, sex hormones do not directly ...

Sexual network

Like other forms of social networks, sexual networks can be formally studied using the mathematics of graph theory and network theory. Recent epidemiological studies have investigated sexual networks, and suggest that the statistical properties o ...

Sexually induced sneezing

The person experiences sneezing as a result of sexual thoughts, arousal, intercourse, or orgasm. Sneezing occurs independent of external nasal stimuli or allergens, and may occur at any point during a sexual experience. "Sometimes I just cant sto ...

Short-arm inspection

The term short-arm inspection is a military euphemism referring to the routine medical inspection of male soldiers penises for signs of sexually-transmitted diseases and other medical problems. The precise origin of the term is uncertain; however ...

Tax on feminine hygiene products

Tampon tax is a popular term used to call attention to tampons, and other feminine hygiene products, being subject to value-added tax or sales tax, unlike the tax exemption status granted to other products considered basic necessities. Proponents ...

Tannerella forsythia

Tannerella forsythia is an anaerobic, Gram-negative bacterial species of the Cytophaga-Bacteroidetes family. It has been implicated in periodontal diseases and is a member of the red complex of periodontal pathogens. T. forsythia was previously n ...

Trotula

Trotula is a name referring to a group of three texts on womens medicine that were composed in the southern Italian port town of Salerno in the 12th century. The name derives from a historic female figure, Trota of Salerno, a physician and medica ...

Tubo-ovarian abscess

Tubo-ovarian abscesses are one of the late complications of pelvic inflammatory disease and can be life-threatening if the abscess ruptures and results in sepsis. It consists of an encapsulated or confined pocket of pus with defined boundaries th ...

Vaginal steaming

Vaginal steaming, sometimes shortened to V-steaming, and also known as yoni steaming, is an alternative health treatment whereby a woman squats or sits over steaming water containing herbs such as mugwort, rosemary, wormwood, and basil. It has be ...

Vaginismus

Vaginismus is a condition in which involuntary muscle spasm prevents vaginal penetration. This often results in pain with attempts at sex. Often it begins when sexual intercourse is first attempted. The underlying cause is generally a fear that p ...

Veillonella parvula

Veillonella parvula is a bacterium in the genus Veillonella. It is a normal part of the oral flora but can be associated with diseases such as periodontitis and dental caries as well as various systemic infections. It has also been isolated from ...

Women who have sex with women

Women who have sex with women are women who engage in sexual activities with other women, whether or not they identify themselves as lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual, or dispense with sexual identification altogether. The term WSW is often used in ...

Operation Sudden Fall

Operation Sudden Fall was a 2008 joint operation between the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and San Diego State University campus police investigating drug abuse in the College Area of San Diego, California. It was the largest camp ...

Effects of sleep deprivation on college students

Sleep deprivation - the condition of not having enough sleep - is a common issue for students in higher education. This issue has several underlying and negative consequences, but there are a few helpful improvements that students can make to red ...

Stress in medical students

Stress in medical students is stress caused by strenuous medical programs, which may have physical and psychological effects on the well-being of medical students. Excessive stress in medical training predisposes students for difficulties in solv ...

Women's health

Womens health refers to the health of women, which differs from that of men in many unique ways. Womens health is an example of population health, where health is defined by the World Health Organization as "a state of complete physical, mental a ...

20th century women's fitness culture

One of the leading physical educators at the time was Dudley Allen Sargent, his research along with many others came to the conclusion that the ideal body was a slim one. Any unnecessary fat was inefficient. This idea spread quickly, and at the t ...

Abortion in Bangladesh

Abortion in Bangladesh is illegal under most situations, but menstrual regulation is often used as a substitute. Bangladesh is still governed by the penal code from 1860, where induced abortion is illegal unless the woman in danger. Historically, ...

Abuse during childbirth

Abuse during childbirth is the neglect, physical abuse and lack of respect during childbirth. This treatment is regarded as a violation of the womans rights. It also has the effect of preventing women from seeking pre-natal care and using other h ...

Alcohol and pregnancy

Alcohol use in pregnancy includes use of alcohol during gestation, including the time before the woman is aware of the pregnancy. No amount of alcohol is considered safe to drink while pregnant and there is no safe time point or trimester in preg ...

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, also known as Women’s Health Australia or Women’s Health of Australia, is an ongoing population-based survey examining the health of over 50.000 Australian women. The study is funded by the Aus ...

Autoimmune disease in women

Autoimmune disease in women is a description of the autoimmune diseases that affect women. Some of these differences are unique to women such as the effects during pregnancy. Women with autoimmune diseases can safely have children. There are be s ...

Ava (company)

Ava is a medical technology company that developed the Ava bracelet, a wearable fertility tracker. The Ava bracelet was the first fertility-tracking wearable device. The device tracks women’s cycles by measuring the wearer’s temperature, heart ra ...

Aware Girls

Aware Girls is a non-governmental organization in Peshawar, Pakistan, founded in 2002 which aims to address violence and discrimination against women and young girls in Pakistan, and advocate for womens rights, education, and access to sexual and ...

Bartholin gland carcinoma

Bartholin gland carcinoma is an uncommon type of malignancy in the Bartholin gland that accounts for 1% of all vulvar malignant neoplasms. It is most common in women in their mid-60s. The tumor can become large before a woman is aware of symptoms ...

Birth control

Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy. Birth control has been used since ancient times, but effective and safe methods of birth control only became available in the 20th ...

Caesarean section

Caesarean section, also known as C-section, or caesarean delivery, is the use of surgery to deliver babies. A caesarean section is often necessary when a vaginal delivery would put the baby or mother at risk. Reasons for this may include obstruct ...

Eleanor Jane Taylor Calverley

Born in Woodstock, New Jersey, on March 24, 1887 to William Lewis and Jane Long Hillman Taylor, Calverley was educated in public schools of New Haven, Connecticut. She later graduated in 1908 after pursuing a medical education at the Womens Medic ...

Cellulite

Cellulite is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that manifests topographically as skin dimpling and nodularity, often on the pelvic region, lower limbs, and abdomen. Cellulite occurs in most postpubescent females. ...

Cervix

The cervix or cervix uteri is the lower part of the uterus in the human female reproductive system. The cervix is usually 2 to 3 cm long and roughly cylindrical in shape, which changes during pregnancy. The narrow, central cervical canal runs alo ...

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