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Health Sexual Health

First time with the hottie from your bio lab wasn’t all you thought it would be? Maybe you’ve been hooking up with the same guy for weeks, months, or even years, and suddenly, it just doesn’t feel right. Maybe you went at it a little too hard and you’re just a little sore, but there are a variety of infections and conditions that could be causing your pain—and you need to know how to safely handle ‘em. Whatever the issue, sex shouldn’t be a source of pain in your life. Her Campus has you covered to explain some of the basics behind something that should be a source of pleasure, not a problem...
Emergency contraception has come onto the market over the past several decades with many supporters and critics alike. However, you may be wondering how exactly pills like Plan B work and if there are any other brands out there. Luckily, Her Campus is here to give you the lowdown on how emergency contraception works! What is emergency contraception? At its simplest, emergency contraception involves measures you take after having sex to prevent pregnancy in the case of unprotected intercourse. Typically emergency contraception is used if other pre-coital preventative measures (like the pill,...
Your time of the month has come and gone with no signs of a visit from good old Aunt Flo. If you’ve already ruled out pregnancy, you’re probably wondering what the deal is. Before you have a full-blown freak-out, know that plenty of girls experience missed periods—scientifically known as amenorrhea—for a variety of reasons. The most important thing is to figure out what the cause is behind your missed menstruation and to get your body back on track as soon as possible. We talked to Dr. Traci Brooks, Director of Adolescent Health Services at Cambridge Health Alliance, to get the scoop. Here...