Monday, February 28, 2011
Gonorrhea is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and in the urethra (urine canal). The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.
Gonorrhea is one of the oldest known sexually transmitted diseases. It is estimated that over one million women are currently infected with gonorrhea. Among women who are infected, 25%-40% also will be infected with Chlamydia, another type of bacteria that causes another STDs. The CDC recommends that all women diagnosed with gonorrhea also receive treatment for Chlamydia.
Discover ALL about gonorrhea.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects young, sexually active women. Trichomoniasis is caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. An estimated 7.4 million new cases occur each year in women and men. About 20% of women develop trichomoniasis of the vagina (trichomonas vaginitis) during their reproductive years.
Trichomoniasis sometimes called “trich”- this infection is caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Trichomoniasis can affect both men and women but women are much more likely to suffer from symptoms once infected. In fact, only 10% to 50% of men infected will exhibit any symptoms of trichomoniasis. This makes infection of sexual partners very easy.
Discover more about TRICHOMONIASIS.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. There are many different types of HPV (over 100 different kinds of viruses) and more than 30 are sexually transmitted – they can infect the genital areas of males and females. These HPV types can also infect the mouth and throat. Most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it. It is estimated that as much as 80% of the population is infected with a strain of HPV at some point in their life.
Some types (such as 6 and 11) cause genital warts, others (such as 16 and 18) cause pre-cancerous changes on the cervix that can later lead to cancer of the cervix. In rare cases, the virus can cause other types of cancers to the vulva, vagina, and anus in girls.
If you are sexually active, or thinking about becoming sexually active, your best protection is to learn the facts about how HPV is spread and how to prevent getting it.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Many women are surprised to learn that they’ve been wearing the wrong bra size. There are lots of reasons why women wear the wrong bra size – poor measuring skills, changes in body size, and changes in wardrobe.
Believe it or not, 80% of women wear the wrong size bra. The most common mistake is wearing a band size which is too big, and/or a cup size which is too small. You may have heard that 36C is the “average bra size”. Although the average bra size is often quoted as 36C, most people who wear this size should actually be wearing a 34D or 34DD bra. Cup sizes are relative to the band size, so a D cup, for example, is not the same size in every bra. A 32D is the same size as a 34C or 36B, but on a smaller frame. A 28F is actually 2 cup sizes smaller than a 38D. You may not think of yourself as being busty, but in moving to a smaller band size you will find that you need a bigger cup size.
Discover how bra size should be selected correctly.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and/or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are
group of diseases which are passed on through intimate sexual contacts. Sometimes they
called Venereal disease. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from person to person during intimate sexual contact. You can catch STIs through: having unprotected vaginal sex, having unprotected anal sex, having unprotected oral sex, or having genital contact with an infected partner.
As with many other diseases, prevention is a key. It is much easier to prevent STDs than to
treat them. If someone is going to have sex, the best way to reduce the chance of getting an STD is by using a condom. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites and viruses. There are more than 20 types of STDs. Discover all STDs, typical symptoms and prevention possibilities.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STDs) caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs. Even though symptoms of Chlamydia are usually mild or absent - serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertility, can occur "silently" before a woman ever recognizes a problem.
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 3 million cases of Chlamydia occur every year. CDC estimates that a staggering four to eight million new cases occur each year. As the infection frequently causes no symptoms, the number of infected people could be 4 times higher.
The highest rates of Chlamydia are noted among youth – 15-19 year olds.
Discover all useful information about Chlamydia including prevention measures.
Monday, February 7, 2011
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BRA? DO YOU KNOW what are correct bra measurements? A proper fitting bra is very important for health and beauty! Proper fitting bra is absolutely important during your teen years when your body is growing. Whether your first bra is a training bra, or a sports bra; below you can see some tips that will help. If you are beyond a training bra, and already have well-developed breast, you can see below useful advices which will help you determine your proper bra and cup size.
In general, bra size changes as your weight fluctuates throughout the different stages of your life. Losing or gaining just a few pounds is likely to have an effect. Sometimes you go for so long wearing a specific size that you don't realize it doesn't fit well anymore and you stop noticing the discomfort. If you're looking for a better fit, here's how to find your true bra size. Discover all about correct bra measurements.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Modern contraception include three most common types of birth control pills are:
1. Combined birth control pills - so called “PILLS”
2. Progestin-Only birth control pills (POP)
3. Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECP) – so called Morning After Pills or called Plan B
Discover all benefits, side effects and advices for safe contraception.