Leandra Beabout

Leandra Beabout is a freelance health and travel writer based between Indiana and India. Her work has been published in Reader's Digest, Greatist, The Guardian, CNN Travel, Lonely Planet, and more. She was previously an English teacher and daily newspaper reporter.

Ectopic Pregnancy Has Life-Threatening Risks

A fertilized egg that implants outside the uterus is rare but can be serious if left untreated.

By Leandra Beabout

Your Pain During Intercourse Could be Dyspareunia

Discomfort during penetration can be caused by many physical and emotional factors.

By Leandra Beabout

Understanding Your Prostate

What Men's Sexual Health Screenings Do You Need at 60?

Symptoms or not, schedule a prostate exam, a colonoscopy, cholesterol bloodwork and more.

By Leandra Beabout

What Are Your Permanent Birth Control Options?

Doctors discuss what to expect before and after getting your tubes tied or removed.

By Leandra Beabout

Understanding Your Vagina

What You Eat Doesn't Change How Your Vagina Smells

Two medical experts address this common myth about vaginal odor.

By Leandra Beabout

Understanding Your Penis and Testicles

Don't Let Testicular Atrophy Advance Unchecked

Short-term shrinkage is normal, but testes that continue to get smaller should be examined.

By Leandra Beabout

Understanding Your Vagina

5 Reasons Your Vagina Smells 'Off'

We asked doctors to explain which vaginal odors are normal—and which are not.

By Leandra Beabout

Cervical Cancer

Can You Get Cervical Cancer if You Don't Have Sex?

Most cases are caused by HPV, but a small risk exists for people who aren't sexually active.

By Leandra Beabout