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Risa Kerslake

Risa Kerslake is a registered nurse and freelance writer specializing in women's health topics including fertility, IVF, pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormones, vaginal health, and cancer. Her work has appeared in Parents, Healthline, Reuters, Shondaland, What to Expect, and more. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two daughters, and Australian Cattle Dog. Find her at RisaKerslakeWrites.com.

Communication in Relationships

How Cheating Starts and How to Stop It

Stepping out on your partner is often the result of a much deeper issue within a relationship.

By Risa Kerslake

Communication in Relationships

It's Not Always Easy to Ask for What You Want in Bed

Here's how to overcome your nerves and figure out what to say.

By Risa Kerslake

Vaginal Conditions

FDA Approves New One-Dose Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis

Xaciato, an antibiotic gel applied vaginally, offers an alternative to traditional methods.

By Risa Kerslake

Menopause

What the DUTCH Test Can (and Can't) Do for You

While understanding hormones during menopause is helpful, there may be better ways to do it.

By Risa Kerslake

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

Help! Breastfeeding Is Making Me Lopsided

If nursing your baby has left your boobs uneven, you're not alone.

By Risa Kerslake

Understanding Reproductive Health

Study Finds Birth Control May Ease Menstrual-Related Asthma Symptoms

Researchers say hormonal contraceptive use by asthmatic women is linked to reduced flare-ups.

By Risa Kerslake

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

Why Pregnant Women Are More Susceptible to UTIs

What to expect when you're expecting? Possibly—a urinary tract infection.

By Risa Kerslake