Current guidelines recommend that women should have a Pap test every 3 years beginning at age 21.

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Like that when you have sex with someone, you’re having sex with everyone they’ve ever had sex with. It was held in a special unit of our 7th grade health class when I was 13. Parents had the option to pull their kids from that unit, but my parents wouldn’t have. Besides, I was very…

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Or if you’re just trying to eat (or spend!) a little less on meat and dairy. Zoe Burnett / BuzzFeed For going green: To save time, you could also bulk prep your green smoothie of choice — then freeze for an easy grab-and-go option in the morning. More ideas: 19 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste…

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It’s unlikely any repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act can be achieved anytime soon, leaving individual Obamacare markets in a “fragile” state, perhaps for another year or longer, healthcare experts told members of the Association of Health Care Journalists in Orlando. Read More Source:: Forbes – Health

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A little inspiration for your next meat-free meal. Ellie Sunakawa / BuzzFeed And if you haven’t, I’ll quickly explain: it’s literally just swapping a vegetarian dish for your regularly scheduled meat-filled dinner once per week. Per the official Meatless Monday website, there are three key impacts going meatless can do for the environment: • It…

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Are you protecting your penis? Penises are pretty resilient, but there are several bad habits you might be guilty of which can negatively affect your comfort, sex life, and just overall health down there. Just because vaginas get gynecologists and annual exams and all that jazz doesn’t mean you can just forget about your penis…

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Have you appreciated your clitoris lately? First, masturbation is its own unique and important sexual outlet, not just a stand-in for sex. “Too often, masturbation is relegated to a second-class citizenship,” Patti Britton, PhD, sexologist and founder of Sex Coach U, tells BuzzFeed Health. “It really should be regarded as first class. It’s not a…

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He didn’t hold back. This week, Starbucks released their take on the unicorn food trend: The Unicorn Frappuccino. Here’s what happened when we tasted it. Kevin Smith / BuzzFeed And if you got the chance to try it, you either loved it or hated it. While many were fans of the pink and blue drink,…

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But it really depends on the pill and the person. Starting a new birth control method can be tricky. Aside from actually picking a method, you might also have to put up with some annoying side effects as your body adjusts to a new medication. Twitter: @Emily_Stikeman A new double-blind study out of Sweden took…

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It’s just science. 1. Every flavor of Ben & Jerry’s 2. String cheese 3. Cereal 4. GoGurt 5. A huge bite of cheddar cheese right from the block Martinrlee / Getty Images View Entire List › Read More Source:: BuzzFeed – Food

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Prep for your sexual health. If you know anything about HIV, then there’s a chance you’ve heard of pre-exposure prophylaxis — aka PrEP. If you haven’t, here’s a quick rundown: PrEP is a pill containing two HIV medicines — tenofovir and emtricitabine — that’s sold under the brand name Truvada. It was approved by the…

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