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Straight, No Chaser: The Other Side of 40 – The Genital System – Changes, Challenges, Solutions

The third part of this series is about your genital system after 40. There’s a lot here both for the ladies and the gentlemen, but everyone should want to know all the informatio
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 18, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Early and Delayed Puberty

The onset of puberty is an anxious enough time without it being complicated by being early or late. You may be familiar with the changes related to puberty, but you also should kno
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 30, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Living With An Incurable Sexually Transmitted Infection

You’ve requested it, and it’s only fair. We’ve spent a lot of time discussing sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs, STIs). It’s reasonable to discuss living w
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 25, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: STDs – Pubic Lice (Crabs)

Unfortunately, there’s no pleasant way around this topic. I hope the topic doesn’t make you crabby. There is a story of legend in the medical community regarding the trends
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 23, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: What To Do If You Suspect a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

It’s been a long and productive sex week here at Straight, No Chaser. We’ve run the gamut of common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other genital conditions, and li
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 22, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Cervical Cancer – The Sexually Transmitted Cancer

Let’s put this take home message up front: here’s a pretty good demonstration of the value of vaccines. I hope that each of you resolves to get any children you care f
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 21, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Endometriosis

Guys, it’s not condescending to note that it’s really tough to be a woman. There are so many different medical conditions women have to deal with that men don’t. Many
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 18, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Bacterial Vaginosis – No, That’s Not a STD

I try to give you straight talk but never crudely. As I’ve discussed conditions involving the genitalia, I’ve been mindful of the reality that large numbers of you have
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 17, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: So… You Skipped Your Period? Let’s Discuss Secondary Amenorrhea

It happens all the time, but one thing that makes both men and women anxious is a missed menstrual period. Everyone’s always worried about being pregnant (and you should be). Wh
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 16, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Twenty Questions on Menopause (Plus One)

Menopause (aka “the change of life”) seems to be one of those things that everyone knows about but many don’t understand well. Let’s approach the topic by r
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 15, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Advanced Maternal Age

Times have changed. Marriages are increasingly career-focused, and couples more and more choose to have babies later in life. It is helpful that these decisions can now be aided by
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 14, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: In Honor of Mothers and All Women

At Straight, No Chaser, our posts aim to inform and encourage you to manage your health. In doing so, we would do well to learn about early recognition, diagnosis and management o
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 13, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: When Sex Hurts Her – Vaginismus

The human body is fascinating and mysterious in so many different ways. Unfortunately, that’s not always a good thing. Not every medical condition has to be life threatening
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 12, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Toxic Shock Syndrome

Straight, No Chaser has addressed Staphylococcus (aka Staph) infections on several occasions; in fact, Staph is the microorganism that is responsible for all those MRSA (methicilli
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 11, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: About Cold Sores and Herpes

Some of you are consumed with fear. Maybe for some it’s stricken with guilt. In any event this topic is simply another example of not being adequately armed with the knowledge yo
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 10, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: STDs – Questions About Herpes

If you’re in a room, look around. Look to your left, then to your right. Look behind and in front of you. Then look deep inside yourself. Statistically, one of the people you
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 9, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Female Reproductive Health and Workplace Hazards

Considerations of female reproductive health are important in the work environment. Many different work settings pose risks to women’s reproductive systems. Generally effects can
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 30, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Straight, No Chaser has discussed several sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at length, including gonorrhea, chlamydia and herpes. One thing that often gets overlooked
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 17, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: STDs – Chlamydia Infections

For most people, NGU isn’t a college in South Carolina. In fact, non-gonococcal urethritis isn’t really even that anymore, meaning it doesn’t need to be defined b
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 15, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: STDs – Multidrug Resistant Gonorrhea

This post is the second of two discussing gonorrhea. Today we discuss multidrug resistant gonorrhea. That’s right. There are new strains of gonorrhea emerging and spreading
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD April 14, 2018
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