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6 Surprising Things OB-GYNs Wish You Knew Before Shaving Down There – Romper
There are some surprising things OB-GYNs wish you knew before shaving your pubic area, even if you've been shaving for years. NCSH spokeswoman Dr. Hilda Hutcherson weighs in on the topic.

Saying OK to Sex? There’s an App for That – The Wall Street Journal
In the wake of the #MeToo movement and the rash of sexual-harassment scandals, software companies are creating digital ways for people to give their consent to have sex.

Planned Parenthood Sues to Block Trump's 'Radical Shift' In Family Planning Program – NPR
Three national reproductive rights groups are suing the Trump administration, arguing that changes to the federal Title X program will put the health of millions of low-income patients at risk by prioritizing practices such as the rhythm method over comprehensive sexual health services.

Seniors and Sex: Many Adults Ages 65-80 Are Having Sex (and Most Are Pretty Satisfied) – USA Today
According to a new survey, 40% of US adults ages 65-80 say they are having sex — and even more of them, 73%, are satisfied with their sex lives.

Everything You Need to Know About Going Off the Pill – Shape
Ob-gyns outline what to expect when you go off the pill—whether you're ready for a baby or simply want to switch your go-to form of hormonal birth control.

This Female-Led Startup Wants Women to Know What Their Condoms Are Made Of – Fortune
Organic tampon startup Lola is tackling a new segment of the reproductive health and wellness market with the launch of Sex by Lola, a line of “natural” latex condoms, lubricant, and cleansing wipes.

If Antidepressants Are Affecting Your Sex Drive, Here's What You Can Do About It – Elite Daily
One side effect of some antidepressants is a decreased sex drive. You may feel as if your libido has changed due to your medication. If antidepressants are affecting your sex drive, there are ways to cope.

5 Sexual Health Rules You Can Totally Start Breaking – Women’s Health
With new government and professional regulations emerging yearly about how frequently women should get Paps or mammograms, many gynos have started following their own set of rules. Here are tips about when you should to listen to your MD and when you can rogue.

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