May 1, 2014 - 11:59 am
Arizona state law does not mandate sexuality education but does say that if a school chooses to provide such classes, students cannot be enrolled without express permission from a parent. This restrictive policy is being cited by some as the reason that so few Tucson students seem to be enrolled in sex ed.
April 30, 2014 - 9:31 am
A task force focusing on sexual assault on college campuses, announced by the White House in January, released its first report Tuesday with recommendations for how administrators should handle this widespread problem.
April 22, 2014 - 4:54 pm
A new report card suggests that where a couple lives may have a lot to do with how many options for treating infertility are readily available.
April 21, 2014 - 2:15 pm
There’s concern that without access to this important prevention method, incidences of both STDs and unintended pregnancies will go up across Cuba.
April 18, 2014 - 1:31 pm
This week, we look at several pieces of new research: scientists discovered how sperm and egg latch on to each other, a study suggests that Viagra may cause melanoma, and researchers question whether Facebook makes women feel fat.
April 9, 2014 - 4:08 pm
A panel of experts now recommends that a baby aspirin each day may be able to prevent up to a quarter of all cases of preeclampsia, a condition that develops in 4 percent of pregnancies and that can be life threatening for both the woman and the developing fetus.
April 9, 2014 - 3:19 pm
The “egg baby” has gone high-tech: Youth advocacy group Do Something has a teen pregnancy campaign that purports to teach young people what it’s like to have a baby via text message. Unfortunately, the campaign fails, in both concept and execution.
April 7, 2014 - 5:34 pm
A new study 30 years in the making finds that, in most doses, fertility drugs do not raise a woman’s risk for breast cancer.
April 3, 2014 - 3:34 pm
Two big cities—Chicago and Philadelphia—are expanding and advertising programs that allow teens to get condoms at school and even at home.
April 1, 2014 - 2:20 pm
Current recommendations suggest Pap tests be used as primary screening tools for cervical cancer, but some experts would like to see newer DNA testing used more often.