March 21, 2014 - 11:52 am
This week, one app is blamed for a syphilis outbreak, while another wants you to practice cunnilingus by licking your phone.
March 17, 2014 - 10:42 am
In a recent editorial, Paglia argues for moving toward a sex ed model in which young people learn reproductive biology in one class, study sexually transmitted diseases in another, and get a healthy dose of fear, shame, and gender stereotypes in yet another. But sexuality educators disagree.
March 14, 2014 - 12:46 pm
The CDC confirmed a case of sexually transmitted HIV from one woman, who was diagnosed previously but stopped receiving antiretroviral treatment in 2010, to her female partner. While rare, this case should remind all of us that safer sex remains important.
March 11, 2014 - 10:04 am
Having spent much of my career reviewing abstinence-only-until-marriage curricula and material, I can promise that just adding a lesson about contraception cannot turn a fear- and shame-based program into anything better.
March 10, 2014 - 1:50 pm
Doctors in California believe that they have cleared HIV from the blood of a nine-month-old who seems to have been born with the virus. Though they can’t call it a “cure” or even say she is in remission because she continues to take medication, her doctors believe she has “sero-reverted to HIV-negative.”
March 7, 2014 - 4:58 pm
This week, scientists test a shot that could prevent HIV for up to three months at a time, President Obama’s budget calls for cutting abstinence-only-until-marriage funding, and many Americans apparently mix up their HPV and their HTML.
March 7, 2014 - 9:52 am
The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled this week that the state’s “Peeping Tom” law designed to prevent voyeurism does not apply to taking pictures up a woman’s skirt. In response, the state legislature has pushed through an anti-“upskirting” law with lightning speed.
March 6, 2014 - 10:03 am
Despite overwhelming scientific evidence showing that vaccines are safe and effective, many parents have become skeptical. Efforts to encourage these parents to change their minds have most often focused on correcting misinformation. A new study, however, suggests that this approach may backfire.
March 3, 2014 - 3:21 pm
A South Carolina house committee has passed a budget that includes fiscal punishment for two state-funded schools that assigned “gay-themed” books to students.
March 3, 2014 - 10:07 am
A new study suggests that other characteristics of the women and families who breastfeed may be responsible for improving their infants’ health—not just the act of nursing or breast milk itself.