Viewing posts from August, 2011Andrea Price Vaginal infections are rarely life and death emergencies, but the intense itching and burning in your nether regions can sure feel like an emergency!. There are several types of vaginitis and each has it's own specific causes and treatments. But before we get into that, here are some things that your mother never told you. David Pryor, MD Teenagers (ages 13 to 19 years) in the United States are engaging in sexual activity in increasing numbers. Some children, even younger than 13 years of age, are having sex. The high rate of adolescent pregnancy is a national concern. The African American community has been and continues to be greatly impacted by the consequences of high rates of teen sexual activity and pregnancy. It is our responsibility to love, nurture and educate our youth so that they can make responsible choices with regard to their sexual behavior. Leslie Threatt BlackWomensHealth.com would like to introduce you to this month's featured expert, Dr. David Pryor MPH, MD BWH: Why did you become a medical doctor? Dr. Pryor: As “corny” as it sounds, I decided to become a doctor because I get genuinely like to help people… and I had a love for science (in particular how the human body works). I have enjoyed my career thus far and am happy I made the choice of medicine. I am really a strong proponent of health education and I encourage people to do everything in their power to prevent illness and disease (rather than sitting back and “waiting” to get sick and then seeking care).
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