Estrogen in Men: How does it work for them?

You may know estrogen as the female hormone, responsible for their growth and development especially during their puberty. But did you know that it’s also present in every male’s body? Yep, testosterone and estrogen work together to contribute to a person’s overall function. For men, these hormones are responsible for controlling sex drive, ability to […]

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Erectile Dysfunction: What is it?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common sexual problem men can encounter. Though this can happen to most men, it’s not a topic often discussed. In simple terms, ED is a condition in which a man has trouble keeping up an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. It is different from “impotence”, as this condition is […]

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What Is The Best Age To Get Pregnant?

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Technically, women can already get pregnant during puberty by the time their menstrual period starts, until they stop getting it during menopause. A woman’s reproductive years are between ages 12 to 51 on average. Thanks to contraception, couples now have control if they want a child, when they’ll have a child, and how many they […]

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Common Questions About Circumcision

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Most young boys in the Philippines undergo circumcision for reasons of both religion and personal hygiene. Despite the prevalence of this practice in our culture, a lot of people still hold misconceptions around circumcision. And this is why we will answer the most relevant questions about this topic. What is circumcision? During circumcision, the foreskin […]

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The Uncircumcised: What happens if you don’t get that cut?

Being circumcised is one of the many Filipino traditions that are still practiced in this day and age. As teenagers, men usually go for having their foreskins cut as a rite of passage for becoming a “grown-up man”. Very few parents choose to have their newborn son circumcised.  But what if you don’t get that […]

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What is Endometriosis?


Do you experience… If you ticked off two or more of these symptoms, better have a chat with your OB/GYN about it. They can evaluate whether or not you have endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium (the uterine lining) grows outside of the uterus, such as on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowel, […]

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Dysmenorrhea refers to extremely painful periods from uterine contractions, and can be classified into two types: Primary dysmenorrhea, which is painful periods not caused by a disease or condition. Secondary dysmenorrhea, which is painful periods caused by a disease or condition. Mild symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea are normally nausea, vomiting, headaches, backaches, diarrhea, and severe […]

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Menopause is defined as the lack of menstruation for an entire year since a woman’s last period. It is a transition period for a woman’s new phase in life. Some find it liberating because menopause begins when the menstrual cycle finishes. Menopause is a natural process that women’s bodies go through. However, it can cause […]

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