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What to know about precum and pregnancy
(Fri, 31 May 2019 19:00:00 PDT)
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.

What to know about premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
(Wed, 29 May 2019 13:00:00 PDT)
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.

What to know about bumps on the cervix
(Wed, 29 May 2019 12:00:00 PDT)
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.

What are the benefits of sleeping naked?
(Tue, 28 May 2019 17:00:00 PDT)
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.

What causes watery semen, and does it affect fertility?
(Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:00:00 PDT)
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.

Can you get pregnant on your period?
(Fri, 29 Mar 2019 11:00:00 PDT)
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.

How can you make your period come faster?
(Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:00:00 PDT)
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.

Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know
(Thu, 28 Mar 2019 17:00:00 PDT)
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.

Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?
(Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:00:00 PDT)
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.

What increases the odds of having twins?
(Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:00:00 PDT)
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.

Natural ways to boost fertility
(Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:00:00 PDT)
People can increase their chances of getting pregnant naturally by reducing alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Learn more here.

How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?
(Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PDT)
A new study investigates how marijuana smoking can affect the quality of sperm. Its findings contradict the researchers' initial hypothesis.

Does Clomid work for male infertility?
(Wed, 06 Feb 2019 05:00:00 PDT)
Clomid is the former brand name of clomiphene citrate, a drug for treating infertility in females. However, doctors may sometimes prescribe it off-label for treating infertility in males. In some males, clomiphene citrate may boost fertility, but it is not yet clear whether it works for all males. Learn more here.

What to know about luteinizing hormone tests
(Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:00:00 PDT)
A luteinizing hormone (LH) test is a blood or urine test that measures the levels of LH in a person's blood. This hormone plays a key role in the reproductive system of both males and females. Learn about normal, high, and low LH levels here.

Does a missed period and gassy stomach mean I am pregnant?
(Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:00:00 PDT)
There are many reasons a person may experience a missed period with a gassy stomach. One of these reasons is pregnancy. There are several other potential underlying causes to be aware of, however. Learn more about a missed period and gassy stomach here.

Endometriosis and weight gain: What's the link?
(Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:00:00 PDT)
Some people with endometriosis experience weight gain and bloating. In this article, we look at the possible reasons why and explain how to manage weight effectively.

What to know about rectovaginal endometriosis
(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:00:00 PDT)
Rectovaginal endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows around the rectum, vagina, and structures between them. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of rectovaginal endometriosis here.

Best foods for increasing low testosterone
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:00:00 PDT)
People with low testosterone can increase their levels by eating certain foods. Learn about eight of the best testosterone-boosting foods here.

Pregnancy trimesters: A guide
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 04:00:00 PDT)
Pregnancy usually has three trimesters, lasting about 40 weeks from the first day of a woman’s last period. Each trimester comes with different symptoms. Learn more about each pregnancy trimester here.

What to know about sperm analysis
(Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:00:00 PDT)
A sperm analysis is a test of sperm health, such as the number, movement, and size of sperm. Learn about the procedure and results of a sperm analysis here.

Can acupuncture improve fertility?
(Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:00:00 PDT)
Many people look for alternatives to hormonal or other drug treatments to improve fertility outcomes. One option is acupuncture. Learn more about it, including whether it works, here.

What to know about fertility supplements
(Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:00:00 PDT)
Some people choose natural supplements to help treat fertility issues. In this article, learn about the research behind these supplements and whether or not they are effective.

Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping
(Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:00:00 PDT)
Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here.

Fertility drugs for women: What to know
(Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:00:00 PDT)
Fertility issues are common, and there are many ways to treat them. In this article, learn about fertility drugs for women and the possible side effects.

What is the link between varicocele and infertility?
(Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:00:00 PDT)
A varicocele is a swollen bulge of veins inside the scrotum. While varicoceles do not always cause symptoms, they may contribute to infertility. Learn more with this article.

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