June 25, 2015 - 12:16 pm
After years of controversy, sex education will now be mandatory in Hawaii schools just as data suggests recent efforts to improve sex ed have worked to reduce teen pregnancy and abortion rates.
June 23, 2015 - 10:51 am
A study released Monday found that Gardasil 9, the newest version of the vaccine that protects against HPV, remains effective for years after it’s given to pre-teen and teen boys and girls.
June 15, 2015 - 4:39 pm
Though certified professional midwives train for three to five years to become nationally certified, most states also require a state certification.
June 12, 2015 - 12:50 pm
The Rhode Island Department of Health recently announced that rates of HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis are up across the state. Though media reports focused on the role of hook-up apps, such as Tinder and Grindr, the department attributes the rise to both better testing and a host of high-risk behaviors.
June 10, 2015 - 4:25 pm
An intervention designed to increase physicians’ confidence in recommending vaccines and decrease parents’ hesitancy seems to have failed to change anyone’s mind.
June 9, 2015 - 9:32 am
This week, teens get health and sex information on the web, condom demonstrations are allowed in New York City public school health classes, and a British woman serves time for being too loud.
June 5, 2015 - 3:48 pm
An FDA advisory panel recommended Thursday that the agency approve flibanserin, a drug that has often been called the female Viagra.
May 26, 2015 - 1:56 pm
Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a resolution last week condemning conversion therapy and urging states to make it illegal to subject minors to such “treatment.”
May 22, 2015 - 6:51 pm
This week, a study finds women are just as willing as men to have sex with a stranger, seniors in Arizona face rising rates of sexually transmitted infections, and a few cups of coffee a day may keep erectile dysfunction away.
May 21, 2015 - 5:29 pm
It was an outrageous—and ultimately false—story of 20 teens in a small high school in Texas having chlamydia that finally got media outlets to discuss whether kids need medically accurate information.