Online Health Searches That Lead to Our Bodies Ourselves

By Kiki Zeldes |

Each month, nearly half a million people visit OurBodiesOurselves.org to find evidence-based information on abortion, contraception, general reproductive health, sexual pleasure, and more.

Nearly 70 percent of visitors are between the ages of 18 and 34. Most of our visitors come from the United States, though we received queries from more than 200 countries in 2016. What were the most popular articles this year? Take a look!

1. Self-Exam: Vulva and Vagina
2. Early Abortion Options
3. Miscarriage in the First Trimester
4. Symptoms to Watch For After an Abortion
5. How to Choose a Lubricant for Pleasure and Safety
6. What Exactly is a Hymen?
7. What to Expect in Perimenopause
8. Questions About Side Effects of Stopping Depo-Provera
9. Pain During Intercourse or Penetration
10. Medication Abortion

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Other popular pages include information on pelvic inflammatory disease, the history of birth control and the history of abortion in the United States, and one of our favorites: All About Orgasms: Why We Have Them, Why We Don’t, and How to Increase Pleasure.

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