• “Normal” Women’s Reproductive Functioning: Myth Vs. Reality

    Guest blogger Amy Harris presents the first in a series on what we know, and a few surprises about our assumptions, about the female body

  • Q&A: Birth Control Pill Effectiveness: How Long Does It Take?

    A female reader asks how long it takes for birth control pills to become effective and how to decrease her risk of pregnancy.

  • Q&A: Period Length And Pregnancy Risk

    Q&A about the possible pregnancy risk with manual sex (fingering) during a period.

  • Q&A: Can Having Sex Help To Alleviate Menstrual Cramps?

    A reader asks about having sex during her period and how it might be able to help relieve the discomfort of menstrual cramps.

  • Q&A: Sex During Your Period And Increased Bleeding

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a question from a reader about sex during menstruation and the possibility of vaginal intercourse causing more bleeding.

  • Q&A: Can I Get Pregnant While I’m On My Period?

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a reader's question about the likelihood of getting pregnant during her menstrual period

  • Q&A: Risk Of Pregnancy Without Penetration

    A reader asks about the risk of pregnancy during sexual activity without penetration.