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2012-03-09 00:46:08

As National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is commemorated March 10, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine emphasized that arming young women with the right information is key in preventing and managing the disease. "It's important for both men and women to be aware of the risk of getting HIV/AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections. But at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic we do have certain health messages related to both prevention and disease management that we...

2012-02-22 13:55:58

Problems with the correct use of the male condom, such as not wearing a condom throughout sex or putting it on upside down, are common in the U.S. and have become a major concern of public health officials. New research shows that countries around the world are facing similar challenges. An unprecedented collection of condom use studies, published in the journal Sexual Health, provides a global perspective on condom use problems and errors, along with new research on factors influencing...

2012-02-02 18:00:08

Student BMJ editorial: Sexual health and the older adult Sexually active adults aged 45 and over are being encouraged to pay more thought to safe sex in line with recent figures showing that STIs in 50-90 year olds have doubled in the past ten years. In an editorial published in the Student BMJ, Rachel von Simson, medical student at King's College London and Ranjababu Kulasegaram, consultant genitourinary physician at St Thomas' Hospital London, discuss research showing that 80% of...

2012-01-02 06:02:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Alcohol consumption directly impacts whether a person partakes in unsafe sex, according to this study. In other words, the more you drink, the stronger your intention to engage in unsafe sex is. Unsafe sex is the most important pathway to HIV infection, and it is a main risk factor for the global burden of disease. Despite this knowledge, and substantial efforts to prevent unsafe sex, HIV incidence in most high income countries (such as the US or the UK) has not...

2011-12-21 06:24:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Investigators at Johns Hopkins Children´s Center shed light on the need for greater recognition of the sexual and reproductive healthcare needs of teen boys, and show how essential these services are annually for this normally overlooked group. The first report underscores what experts say is glaring absence of guidelines on what sexual health tests and screening procedures teenage males should get and how often. The article offers a list of clinical...

Behavioral Interventions Can Increase Condom Use, Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections
2011-12-16 04:41:50

Behavioral interventions aimed at reducing sexual risk behaviors, such as unprotected sex, are effective at both promoting condom use and reducing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) long after the initial intervention, according to a new report in the December 15 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Lead author Lori A. J. Scott-Sheldon, Ph.D., of The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, and colleagues at the University of...

Alcohol Can Lead To Unsafe Sex
2011-12-12 05:33:26

A new study has found that alcohol consumption directly impacts a person's intention to have unsafe sex. In other words, the more you drink, the stronger becomes your intention to engage in unsafe sex. Unsafe sex is the most important pathway to HIV infection, and it is a main risk factor for the global burden of disease. Despite this knowledge, and substantial efforts to prevent unsafe sex, HIV incidence in most high income countries (such as the US or the UK) has not changed over the...

2011-12-01 00:43:19

States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs, researchers from the University of Georgia have determined. The researchers looked at teen pregnancy and birth data from 48 U.S. states to evaluate the effectiveness of those states' approaches to sex education, as prescribed by local laws and policies. "Our analysis adds to the overwhelming...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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