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Category Archives: Genital/Urinary

Straight, No Chaser: How Do You Contract HIV/AIDS?

This isn’t 1983. The mystery of how HIV infection is contracted has come and gone. Yet HIV and AIDS awareness are still critical. You need to be knowledgeable to be empowered
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 22, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Prostate Awareness

This is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and as such, this Straight, No Chaser explores the prostate (no pun intended). Prostate cancer and screening will be addressed in an addi
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 21, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Life Begins (To End) at 40 (Unless It Doesn’t) – The Genital System

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 8, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Suicide and Suicide Risks in College Students

I just had the privilege of spending time at my alma mater addressing issues on behalf of students and mental health services. Among many other things discussed, I was shocked by t
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD August 25, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Straight Talk About Vasectomies

A couple’s conversation about having a vasectomy can either be a tense one or it can be a display of trust and cohesion. The decision by a man to have a vasectomy can be a so
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 24, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: The Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Well, here’s what many of you’ve been awaiting.  Assuming the preventative efforts I mentioned didn’t work for you, there are several different treatment approac
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 23, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Erectile Dysfunction, Part Two – Causes

In my last post on erectile dysfunction (ED), I gave a simplistic way to understand and address it.  However, the truth of the matter is the overwhelming majority of cases of ED a
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 22, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Erectile Dysfunction, Part One

It seems appropriate to follow-up a post on age-related changes in your genitourinary system with a discussion on erectile dysfunction (ED).  The nature of the topic is such that
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 21, 2017

Straight, No Chaser In the News – Testosterone Therapy Doubles the Risk of Heart Attacks

  Over the last few days, Straight, No Chaser featured discussions of low testosterone and male menopause (which often includes low testosterone levels as a component of the
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 20, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Maintain Healthy Testosterone Levels Without Replacement Therapy

Male virility is a fascinating topic medically. It is truly an example of how confidence and mental fortitude (or the absence thereof) can directly translate into physical performa
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 19, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Men’s Health Week, Fathers Day and Health

This year, Fathers’ Day falls right at the tail end of Men’s Health Week, but we don’t like that – and we’ll begin our own Men’s Health Week by starting
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 18, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Low Testosterone

Are you someone who had never heard of Low-T until recent commercials starting telling you that you weren’t normal? Let’s review what all the fuss is about. As most people know
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 17, 2017

Straight, No Chaser: Male Menopause (aka Andropause)

Manopause?  Male Menopause? Yes, andropause is a thing (at least according to many medical authorities). Most of us are roughly familiar with menopause. You may or may not be su
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD June 16, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 7, 2017

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 5, 2017

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 4, 2017

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 3, 2017

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

There’s no dishonor in needing help. A pubic lice infestation is one of many types of conditions that can lead to a complete disruption of your life. These are full-time parasite
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 2, 2017

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 1, 2017
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