Diagnosing and Managing Genital Herpes: A Two-part Conversation with Terri Warren, RN, ANP

Diagnosing and Managing Genital Herpes A two-part conversation with Terri Warren, RN, ANP In this two-part episode of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast, Terri Warren, RN, ANP—nurse, author, and owner of Westover Heights Clinic in Portland, Oregon that specializes in the genital herpes infection—explains the tests that can provide an accurate genital herpes diagnosis and how they […]

March is Sexual Pleasure Month—Celebrate it with Us!

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March is Sexual Pleasure MonthCelebrate it with Us! Sex is good for you! Our bodies thrive on the chemicals released during orgasm, so a healthy sex life is part of a healthy body. We need to think of sexual health beyond the mere absence of disease: sexual pleasure and satisfaction are essential to our wellbeing. […]

Syphilis and Pregnancy — Preventing Congenital Syphilis

Congenital Syphilis A preventable problem The number of babies born with syphilis in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate. There were over 10 times as many babies born with syphilis in 2022 than in 2012. 0 infants born with syphilis in 2022 Syphilis during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth, and […]

Do You Have to Be Turned on to Have Sex?

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The number one complaint of women that I see for sexuality counseling is that they have no libido – zip, gone, disappeared. Contrary to what many of us assume, this happens to women of all ages and levels of love, attachment, and attraction to their partners.

PID is a leading cause of infertility in women

PID is Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious infection in the upper genital tract/reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries) of women. PID can be sexually transmitted or naturally occurring. It can lead to infertility in women (unable to have children) or life-threatening complications. Women between ages 15 and 25 have the […]