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.
June 16, 2014 - 9:59 am
This week, women prefer different penis sizes depending on whether the man is a one-night stand or long-term lover, FiveThirtyEight looks at whether World Cup players should have sex before a big game, and vibrators go wireless.
June 12, 2014 - 4:59 pm
California lawmakers are debating a bill requiring affirmative consent—a verbal or written yes—for sexual activity on state-run college campuses. Is this an unenforceable piece of legislation, or might it usher in the culture shift we need?
June 10, 2014 - 4:54 pm
The Texas Republican Party’s draft platform says the party “recognize[s] the legitimacy and value of … reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle.” The party is among sparse company, since all major medical associations condemn the practice.
June 6, 2014 - 12:59 pm
An Indiana grandmother is asking lawmakers to criminalize the transmission of STDs from a child molester to his or her victim, while New York’s mayor has declined to comment on whether he’ll support the continued enforcement of regulations to discourage a circumcision ritual that’s been known to spread herpes to infants.
June 4, 2014 - 5:46 pm
The complaint was filed by a local urologist who said he’s seen a number of cases of priapism in patients of a Minnesota clinic who end up in the ER.
June 2, 2014 - 1:25 pm
Facing a teen pregnancy problem, one school district in Oregon has decided to make condoms available to students in middle and high school. Thus far, the administrators say they have heard little opposition to the plan.
May 27, 2014 - 11:00 am
This week, a new study presents evidence that the parasite that causes trich might lead to prostate cancer, a new list shows the best and worst states for STIs, a Gallup poll shows the most support ever for same-sex marriage, and gay rights activist Harvey Milk is honored with a stamp.
May 21, 2014 - 6:00 pm
In three separate votes in the last two weeks, the Louisiana legislature has decided to stick to its brand of restrictive sex education despite having higher than average teen pregnancy and birth rates and alarmingly high rates of HIV diagnosis in young people.