July 1, 2015 - 12:35 pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed one of the nation’s strictest mandatory vaccine bills. The state will no longer allow parents to claim a religious or personal exemption.
July 1, 2015 - 9:01 am
Caya, a new single-size diaphragm, gives women who can’t or don’t want to use hormonal methods a new birth control option.
June 30, 2015 - 5:13 pm
Last week, the media went wild discussing a condom that could change colors if it came in contact with an STI. Not only is this condom chameleon just an idea at this point, it might not be the best idea.
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.