July 11, 2014 - 11:18 am
A new remote-controlled contraceptive implant is in development and could be on the market by 2018. It would last up to 16 years, and women could turn off the device themselves without a trip to a health-care provider.
July 10, 2014 - 12:07 pm
A 17 year old in Virginia who sent a sexually explicit video to his girlfriend is facing child pornography charges, while his lawyer argues that a plan by prosecutors to have his penis photographed as part of the case constitutes child abuse.
July 9, 2014 - 12:32 pm
New research shows a number of women say they use the withdrawal method as a backup method or in combination with other contraception methods to prevent pregnancy.
July 7, 2014 - 5:31 pm
This week, new research suggests that orgasms promote positive pillow talk and improve intimacy but alcohol has the opposite effect; a study finds that the new HIV-prevention drug Truvada may also reduce the risk of genital herpes; and a vibrator company introduced a Fitbit for your vagina.
June 30, 2014 - 4:52 pm
Once hailed as a lifesaver and necessity for everyone thinking about having sex, condoms are now frequently maligned—young people are surrounded by messages suggesting they don’t work, they break, and they take all the fun out of sex.
June 27, 2014 - 3:11 pm
A bill that requires adult film stars to wear condoms on set is one step closer to becoming law in California, despite pleas from porn performers.
June 27, 2014 - 11:50 am
This week, new studies accuse the public health community of ignoring the unique needs of bisexual men, find that casual sex is good for some people’s self-esteem, and show that women who get pregnant naturally at older ages may live longer.
June 19, 2014 - 11:01 am
This week, a study finds men who hook up on apps like Grindr are more likely to have STIs than those who meet in person, there are an estimated 400,000 undiagnosed cases of chlamydia in the United States each year, two bears have frequent oral sex, and more.
June 18, 2014 - 11:22 am
The results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, which were released on Friday, are somewhat discouraging. On almost every measure of safer sexual behavior, progress has either stagnated or, in cases like condom use, reversed.
June 17, 2014 - 5:51 pm
Women should be free to choose their childbirth experience, whether it be in a hospital or in the woods. But I fear that Born in the Wild will be a disingenuous attempt to suggest that modern medicine ruined childbirth.