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Do It Yourself Sperm Counts In The Privacy Of Your Home

The Trak Male Fertility Testing System helps men monitor key fertility parameters & correlate them to lifestyle factors known to impact sperm quality.
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Extreme Grooming of Pubic Hair is Linked to Increased STI Risk

Researchers from UCSF have found an association between pubic hair grooming and sexually transmitted infections.

Facial Plastic Surgery Improves Quality of Life in Transgender Patients

Facial plastic procedures that change bone structure or soft tissue of the face help transgender individuals present themselves in the manner most consistent with their sense of self.
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How to Help Your Kids Form Healthy Attitudes about Sex

Even preschoolers need to know the difference between safe touch (nice touches of body areas not covered by a swimsuit) and bad touches.

89 Nursing Homes Say “No” to Transgender Patient

When 89 nursing homes in Iowa refused to accept the transfer of a transgender, the result is a $142,000+ 4-month hospital stay.
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Health Insurance for Infertility: What You Need to Know

It's best to understand your health insurance and other payment options before embarking on infertility treatment.

Infidelity: Did Your Genes Make You Do It?

Can our hormones provide a biological explanation for infidelity?
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Oxytocin: Hormone of Love and Kinship

Oxytocin, the love hormone, also plays a role in the emergence of inter-group conflict and violence.
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LARCs: A Better Way to Reduce Abortions

Could long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) provide the much needed middle ground in the contentious abortion debate?
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Should Athletes Have Sex on Friday Night?

The Rabbis of the Talmud decreed that having sex on Friday is a Mitzvah (a must do)! But I have a sneaking suspicion they didn’t have athletic performance in mind.

Testosterone: A Time Bomb Waiting to Go Off

Testosterone supplementation is fraught with risks. Increased incidence of strokes, blood clots, and fueling of dormant prostate cancer. It also results in testicular atrophy and gynecomastia (enlarged breasts).
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Four Important Health Stories You May Not Have Read About

Some of big health stories were widely reported the second week in April 2014, such as the resignation of Secty Sebelius. Others received less attention, but have huge implications for healthcare going forward.