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What’s Worth More, Your Hair or Your Sexual Health?

According to a recent article from the BBC Newsbeat, the common drug for male baldness, finasteride, also known as Propecia, may cause serious sexual side affects. The pill is extremely effective, boasting successful clinical trials in which “nine out of 10 men didn’t lose any more hair over a five year period”. However, many men have suffered severe erectile dysfunction as a result of taking Propecia. Although the label mentions the possibility of difficulty getting an erection, it suggests that these symptoms would cease once the medication was no longer being taken. A recent review article in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that while this may typically be true, a subset of men may experience longer lasting sexual problems. Continue Reading →

Bleeding During Sex: Common Causes and Solutions

Dear Dr. Herbenick, I’ve been having sex with my boyfriend for more than a year. In the last couple of months, I’ve had bleeding during sex. It’s happened a bunch of times, it’s very embarrassing and I don’t know what’s causing it. Neither of us have had sex with other people since we got together, so it can’t be an STI, can it? Answer:
I’m sorry to hear about your experiences with bleeding during sex. Continue Reading →