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Latinos and STDs, Facts You Should Know

It's no secret that sexually transmitted diseases affect Latinos at a disproportionately higher rate than other groups. Here are the five most common ones, along with a guide on how to detect, treat and prevent them. For a full STD guide,…
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Penis Size Matters...But Not as Much as You Might Think

A new study on penis size from Australian researchers confirms what women have known all along: size matters, but it isn’t everything. The study results give tall men reason to take comfort but for shorter, pear-shaped men? Not so much.…
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Gender Confusion: When Body & Mind Don't Coincide

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Recently, the case of what I’ll call a “sexless” child came to my attention. Mateo’s parents are friends of a friend and they live in Germany. Mateo has two loving parents and an older brother. The parents have been puzzled with their…
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Early Puberty in Girls: Are Chemicals in Our Food to Blame?

I experienced early puberty. My breasts developed when I was 5 and my menstrual cycles began when I was 7. By age 9, I was fully grown to adult size. Back then in Puerto Rico, nobody could explain why I had an early development. However, I…
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV): A Silent Enemy

UPDATED August 1st, 2016  Recently, I’ve had friends who have been diagnosed with HPV, or the human papillomavirus. Their reaction has been of disbelief and fear, coupled with a lot of questions about the virus and its consequences. Knowing…
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Facing My Infertility Part 12: Waiting for Our Luck to Turn

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Editor’s Note: In 2009, shortly after marrying her (first and only) husband, Paolo, Elizabeth Heath was diagnosed with premature menopause and resulting infertility. Paolo and Liz are now parents to a baby girl, Naomi. In this series,…
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Childhood Sexual Development Guide

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Although we may not like to think of our children as sexual beings, they are. Children are born with the equipment that will later make them able to reproduce. As such, their bodies have been designed to be sexual, and sexual development…
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Facing My Infertility Part 7: The Hail Mary Egg

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[Editor’s note: In 2009, shortly after marrying her (first and only) husband, Paolo, Elizabeth Heath was diagnosed with premature menopause and resulting infertility. Paolo and Liz are now parents to a baby girl, Naomi. In this series,…
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How to Convince Your Teenage Daughter Not to Have Sex

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Actualizado (UPDATED) el 1st de agosto de 2016 As a teenager, Mami never spoke to me about sex. In fact, the only time she mentioned the word “vagina” was when I got my first period. And that was only because she wanted to know how my…