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More Women Considering Genital Cosmetic Surgery

When you think about cosmetic surgery, what comes to mind first? Nose reshaping? Liposuction? Breast augmentation? Face lifts?

How about changing the female genitals?

Nowadays, more women are unhappy with the shape and size of their genitals. Many are considering cosmetic procedures to alter their look.

In our latest blog post, we explain some of the more common procedures, such as vaginoplasty, labiaplasty, "revirginization," and G-spot amplification.

We also talk about the reasons women consider genital cosmetic surgery, the risks involved, and alternatives to surgery.

Click here to learn more.

Testosterone Tests: More Frequent, But Not Always Consistent, Study Says

Testosterone testing is becoming more common, but the rate is still quite low, according to researchers from University of Chicago Medical Center and NorthShore University Health Systems.

They looked at the data from over 300,000 men and found that overall, about 3.2% had had their levels checked between 2009 and 2012. The rate increased from 2.5% to 3.6% during that period, they said.

The researchers were also concerned about the timing of testosterone tests. Because the hormone peaks in the morning, many medical societies recommend testing at this time. However, only 9% of the men had morning tests.

For more information, including reasons for testosterone testing and the researchers' recommendations for doctors, please click here.


Did You Know?

Testosterone levels often rise during a competition, scientists say. But the increase isn't connected to winning. Find out more.

Men who are treated with methadone for opioid addiction see their testosterone levels drop. But this doesn't happen with women. More info.

Antidepressants Affect Men and Women Differently

How do antidepressants affect the emotional and sexual aspects of a couple's relationship? A study by Italian researchers shows that much depends on the type of antidepressant.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) appear to "blunt" feelings of love and attachment in men more than women.

But tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) seem to have more sexual side effects for women when compared to men, the researchers said.

Why did these differences occur in the study sample? Click here to find out what the researchers thought.

Don't Miss Our Weekly Polls!

Did you know we poll our readers on sexual health issues every week?

You can find a new poll question every Thursday in the right sidebar of our website.

All responses are completely confidential and anonymous.

Check out the results of our past polls here. You'll find questions on genital cosmetic surgery, sex addiction, HPV vaccines, and more!

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