While hormonal contraceptives can be successful in preventing unwanted pregnancies, they do not protect against the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like gonorrhea, chlamydia and genital herpes.
Women on hormonal contraceptives are less likely to use condoms Cupcake designer recreates STD symptoms to raise awareness
When it comes to sexual health, many individuals aren't aware of the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) because some infected individuals are asymptomatic.
Alaska makes strides with sex education programs
In light of its high rates of both chlamydia and gonorrhea, the state of Alaska is reaching out to its residents to try and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the Alaska Dispatch reported.
Study looks into the evolution of the causal "hookup"
According to a new study published in the Review of General Psychology, between 60 and 80 percent of college students have engaged in casual sex with one of their peers.
ACOG releases new guidelines for cervical cancer screenings
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently released new guidelines on how often women should receive Pap smears to test for cervical cancer.
Study finds most ex-prisoners don't continue HIV care
Scientists are constantly trying to find ways to decrease the number of people who contract HIV, which involves helping at-risk populations gain access to condoms and reliable information.
Sexual addiction may be a mental health disorder
A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine discusses a new set of criteria that could potentially classify sexual addiction as a mental health condition.
Multivitamins may be harmful to HIV patients receiving HAART
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is no advantage for HIV-positive individuals who consume high-dose multivitamins while receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and doing so may even be detrimental.
Paternal relationships with offspring may influence adolescent sexual behavior
According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, the parenting behavior of fathers may impact their children's sexual behavior as adolescents.
Study finds HPV vaccine does not make girls promiscuous
When the first human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine debuted in 2006, protestors argued that one of the reasons why parents should not let their teenage girls receive it was because it may advocate a more promiscuous lifestyle.
CDC recommends all baby boomers get screened for hepatitis C
This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new recommendation that baby boomers receive blood tests for hepatitis C.
NIH gives professor grant to find new methods preventing chlamydia
In the U.S., chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) diagnosed by healthcare professionals.
New HPV vaccine may treat women already infected with the virus
When the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix were developed and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent individuals from being infected with the virus, the world had its first method to combat a type of cancer.
HIV rates decline in some populations, not others
According to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, overall, the rate at which people who are HIV positive die from the virus has decreased between 1993 and 2007.
Researchers use Facebook to promote condom use
Public health officials are constantly looking for new ways to reach out to the young adult population about sexual health.
Public health officials can assist poor HIV populations to improve outcomes
According to a new report published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, when healthcare providers extend care that goes beyond the doctor's office, poor individuals with HIV have a better chance of managing the virus.
Increased cervical cancer prevention is on its way
Clinicians diagnose cervical cancer in more than 12,000 women in the U.S. every year, and approximately 4,000 of them die from it.
Researchers reconfirm HPV vaccine to be safe
HPV is currently the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S., and there are more than 40 different strains that can infect the reproductive organs and surrounding area, as well as the mouth and throat.
Florida needs to increase HIV awareness and testing to catch diagnoses early
HIV is a serious problem not only in the U.S., but around the globe.
Survey shows teens are not ready to have the sex talk with parents
To reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among young people, it's important for parents and educators to talk to teens about the dangers of unprotected sex.