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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...

2011-11-30 12:11:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Durex announced the findings of its 2011 Durex Sexual Wellbeing global survey -- and many of the implications are shocking. Among the more eye-opening observations is the fact that overall, U.S. men and women are practicing the riskiest sexual behavior in many measures. In fact, six out of 10 U.S. men and women (60 percent) didn't use any form of protection against HIV/AIDS or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when they lost...

2011-11-28 17:21:17

Product safe but no more effective than placebo A large-scale clinical trial evaluating whether daily use of an antiretroviral-containing oral tablet or vaginal gel can prevent HIV infection in women is being modified because an interim review found that the gel, an investigational microbicide, was not effective among study participants. On Nov. 17, an independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) recommended that the Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic (VOICE)...

2011-10-26 07:00:00

New Evidence-Based Intervention Proven Effective in Reducing the Risk of HIV, STDs and Teen Pregnancy New York, New York (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Select Media, the nationâs leading evidence-based health education publishing and media company, today announced the launch of a new evidence-based abstinence-only sex education program, The Promoting Health Among Teens! Abstinence-Only Intervention. The new program is designed to help teachers, health professionals, social service...

2011-10-19 09:05:00

BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- In today's society, the sexual health of young adults plays a vital role in the future of generations to come. With sexually transmitted diseases rampant in all age groups and both sexes, primary focus of doctors, government and families should be made on preventing these diseases in the first place. When sexual health is compromised, many sexually transmitted illnesses can render youth sterile,...