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  ·  Refinery29

How Bad Is It To Leave A Tampon In Too Long?

Even though you may be able to wear the same tampon for more than the allotted time, that doesn't mean it's a good idea. Keeping in a tampon for too long could result in a vaginal infection. NCSH member, Dr. Katharine O'Connell White is quoted.

  ·  Refinery29

Does The Size Of Your Areola Mean Literally Anything?

Everyone with nipples has areola — and they come in all different shapes and sizes. NCSH member, Dr. Katharine O’Connell White discusses all things areola, including what may cause these variations in size, shape, and color.

  ·  Refinery29

Can Birth Control Pills Expire?

Expired birth control pills can be used as a bridge to getting a new pack, but they lose potency & may not suppress ovulation. NCSH spokeswomen Dr. Katharine O'Connell White explains why you shouldn’t count on expired birth control.

  ·  Everyday Health

STDs: What Are They and Who Gets Them?

The CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new STDs occur every year. Here’s what you need to know about how to spot, treat, and prevent STDs. NCSH Member, Dr. Edward W. Hook III, is quoted extensively throughout the article.

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