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More Young People Uneducated About Having Safe Sex
2011-09-26 08:07:09

  According to a new study, young people are having more unprotected sex and know less about contraception options.  The study reported that the number of young people having unsafe sex with a new partner jumped up by 111 percent in France, 39 percent in the U.S. and 19 percent in Britain in the last three years. Jennifer Woodside of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, an NGO partner of WCD, said in a press release, "What the results show is that too many young...

2011-09-19 07:00:00

Former Mormon missionary turned entrepreneur launches Orgy.com. This revolutionary website is designed to permanently change the way people think about group sex and swinging. Site visitors can use free tools to safely and responsibly research safe sex, find STI testing resources in their area, read informative blogs, participate in discussion forums, create a personal profile, connect with other members and host their own events. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 Former...

2011-09-19 05:25:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire)----Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise for people over 50 years old, and many women don´t have the information they need to make good decisions regarding their sexual health. According to the CDC, a recent survey shows that 73% of people ages 57 to 64 had reported having sex in the last year. With so many older individuals being sexually active, the risks for STD infections are the same for seniors as they are for younger individuals. Most of the...

2011-09-15 15:40:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Close to 100 openly HIV-positive gay and bisexual men from across the United States and around the world have signed a new letter (http://tinyurl.com/pozPrEPletter) calling for an open discussion, "based on facts rather than on fear or misinformation," of the challenges and opportunities presented by pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in gay and bisexual men and transgender women. The new open letter is designed in part to...

2011-09-14 11:54:57

Many women over 50 years old date and are sexually active and thereby face many possible health risks. Yet, most educational campaigns designed to prevent sexually transmitted diseases target younger generations. Older women also need and want more information about sexual health and wellness. A study in the new special issue of the Journal of Consumer Affairs on older consumers found a critical need for improving communication between older women and their physicians about sexual health and...

2011-09-07 14:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black youth report considerable pressure to have sex, according to a new survey of 1,500 Black youth ages 13-21 released by ESSENCE Magazine and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Of those who have had sex, 47% of those 13-21 (including 21% of those 13-15) say they have been pressured to go further sexually than they wanted to. The groundbreaking results are featured in the October issue of ESSENCE magazine, on...

2011-09-06 22:52:35

Partner abuse leads to HIV infection, and black women are most at risk. A new study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has found that 46 percent of African-American adolescent girls report that their partner did not use a condom the last time they had sex -- often because of partner abuse. The girls described physical and sexual abuse and threats as preventing them from having their partner use condoms. The relationship between HIV and partner abuse is significant: In the...

2011-08-11 06:42:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- What segment of the population currently has the highest rate of increase of HIV/AIDS cases?  The answer may come as a surprise; senior citizens! Take New Jersey for instance: in the last two years, state residents with HIV/AIDS aged 65 and over grew to over 15 percent! According to Marilyn Riley, a spokeswoman from the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services, much of the rise can be linked to seniors not believing they are at risk.  Those in...

2011-08-02 13:07:52

1 in 3 meth users reports sex with an HIV-infected person A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and elsewhere shows that methamphetamine use can fuel HIV infection risk among teenage boys and young men who have sex with men (MSM), a group that includes openly gay and bisexual men, as well as those who have sex with men but do not identify themselves as gay or bisexual. The researchers said that nearly one-third (20) of the 64 participants who reported recent meth use also...

2011-06-14 07:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Household relationships, gender preferences and population penetration aren't exclusive to the U.S. Census - new findings released today as part of the Trojan® U.S. SEX CENSUS uncovers that the sexual habits of our nation are just as multiplied and diverse as the population. On a national level, the survey finds that the average American (18 and over) has sex 120 times a year (2.3 times per week), and reports very high...