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This virus may be super-common, but there's still a lot most folks don't know about it.

About one in six adults has genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by herpes simplex virus. While it may be super-common, there are still a lot of myths out there about it—here are five I hear a lot.

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Messing with a partner's birth control is abuse—and it may be depressingly common.

Birth control sabotage is a form of abuse—and it may be depressingly common. Dr. Shih has suggestions for getting help—and avoiding pregnancy in the meantime—if you’re dealing with birth control bullying.

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When it comes to birth control and weight, not all methods are created equal...

There’s a lot of talk about being overweight or obese in America and how it can affect health in all kinds of ways… but does it affect women’s birth control choices? The answer, as usual, is complicated.

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